ax   Åland Islands

7時 and 7分; なな vs. しち

February 2009

As いち (1) and しち (7) sound alike, you (日本人) use なな (7). Ok. But I have a guestion why it is 1時 (いちじ) - 7時 (しちじ) in hours and 1分 (いっぷん) - 7分 (ななふん) in minutes... Why not 7時 (ななじ)?

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