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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
七-order.gif
Stroke order
七-bw.png

Etymology[edit]

The character 七 was originally a picture of a vertical line and a horizontal line bisecting each other, meaning something like, "cut and throw away the remainder." "Seven" is a borrowed meaning.

The top-most horizontal stroke is done from left to right. The vertical line and bottom-most horizontal line are done as one stroke, from top-left to bottom-right.

七 七 七 七
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 1 +1, 2 strokes, cangjie input 十山 (JU), four-corner 40710)

  1. seven

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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Cantonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-ni-s (seven).

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping cat1, Yale chat1)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ tshit, Guangdong ts'it7, Hagfa Pinyim qid5)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana なな, romaji nana)

  1. seven
  2. a gambler
Related terms[edit]
  • See below (related terms for pronunciation 2)

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana しち, romaji shichi)

  1. seven
Related terms[edit]

Number[edit]

Japanese cardinal numbers
 <  6 7 8  > 
    Cardinal :

(しち, shichi) or (なな, nana)

  1. seven; 7
    なな (nana) is used instead of しち (shichi) in conversation because しち (shichi) is considered unlucky.

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(chil)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: chil, McCune-Reischauer: ch'il, Yale: chil)
  • Name (hangeul): 일곱 (revised: ilgop, McCune-Reischauer: ilgop, Yale: ilkop)
  1. seven

Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (qi1), shǎng (shang3), Wade-Giles ch'i1, shang3)

Numeral[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. seven

Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*tshit)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional, POJ chhit)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thất)


Wu[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

Latin Alphabet: che Zhuyin Fuhao: ㄑㄜ