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N4 Kanji 46: 質

Meaning of kanji 質:

In Japanese, 質 means “quality”.


How to read kanji 質:

KunyomiNot often used
Onyomiしつ、しち

How to write kanji 質:


Origin of kanji 質:

You can see that two men are exchanging things.
The original meaning of kanji 質 is “mortgage”.
Only something whose quality is good can be used for mortgage, right?
So kanji 質 stands for “quality”.


Development of kanji 質:


Vocabulary containing kanji 質:

WordReadingMeaning
しつquality
質問しつもんquestion
物質ぶっしつmaterial
性質せいしつnature
本質ほんしつessence
実質じっしつsubstance
体質たいしつconstitution
品質ひんしつquality
資質ししつqualities
異質いしつalien
特質とくしつquality
人質ひとじちhostage
良質りょうしつgood quality
質的しつてきqualitative
悪質あくしつmalicious
変質へんしつalteration
素質そしつquality
質素しっそfrugality
材質ざいしつmaterial
同質どうしつsame quality
上質じょうしつhigh quality
質量しつりょうmass
画質がしつimage quality
質疑しつぎquestion
形質けいしつtrait
質屋しちやpawnshop
均質きんしつhomogeneous
地質ちしつgeology
皮質ひしつcortex
音質おんしつsound quality
脂質ししつlipid
水質すいしつwater quality
硬質こうしつhard

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