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歳と才の違い方 Difference between 歳 and 才 What is the difference between 歳 and 才? Is it correct to say「 あなたが何月生まれて、何才さいですか。」or 「私は17才です。」? Is 才 and older version for 歳?
Sep 17, 2018 12:45 PM
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You can use whichever you want. Both are correct. But if you want to choose the right one, it is 歳. 才(SAI) has been introduced to substitute 歳(SAI) officially (it is called 代用漢字), because 歳 has so a complicated form that it takes much time to write it. While 才 was chosen because it happened to have the same sound as “歳“ and require only three strokes to write it, the meaning of 才 has nothing to do with the conception of age.
September 17, 2018
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