Nidan & Sandan
  • Hello!

    what is the difference between:
    二段 and 弐段
    三段 and 参段 ?

    Thank you very much!
  • There is another set of kanji for the numbers: 壱、弐、参 etc.
    They're often used in a legal context where you don't want any chance of fraud: 二 could be made into a 三 but you can't make 弐 into 参. So on financial documents, 戸籍, etc, those numerals are used.

    There's no difference in meaning but I guess 弐段 looks more official/formal so might be preferred in some contexts.
  • thanks!

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