11:23 Apr 10, 2020
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Japanese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / Medical record
Japanese term or phrase: 21’~
This appeared in a medical record, and the sentence is "21’~ 全身シビレ ...".
I'm thinking if the apostrophe means "year" (heisei), but I couldn't find anything to confirm that.
Appreciate any help here, thanks!
Shirley Foo
Local time: 01:14

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1 day 13 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5

In this case the apostrophe/single quotation mark is probably used to indicate "minutes" (while a standard double quotation marks are used to indicate "seconds".)
This is most often used in indicating minutes/seconds in latitude and longitude, but can be used for time.

Note added at 1 day 13 hrs (2020-04-12 01:02:55 GMT)

For example on Wikipedia you can see the coordinates for the location of Tokyo are 35°41′23″N 139°41′32″E [i.e., 35 degrees 41 minutes 23 seconds North, 139 degrees 41 minutes 32 seconds East]

Note added at 1 day 13 hrs (2020-04-12 01:04:51 GMT)

Kurt Hammond is also correct saying apostrophes and double quotation marks it is used to indicate "feet" and "inches".

Note added at 1 day 13 hrs (2020-04-12 01:06:03 GMT)

"are used"

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