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, せつ
NA-adjective, See 切に, See 切なる
1. eager, earnest, ardent, kind, keen, acute
Interjection, See 切る・3, Abbreviation, also きり
2. OFF (on switch)
きり, , 限り, , 限
1. end, finish, stop
See 切りがない・1, See 切りのない
2. bounds, limits
esp. 限り,限
3. delivery date (of a futures contract)
4. finale (of a noh song), end of an act (in jōruri or kabuki), final performance of the day (in vaudeville)
Suffix, Counter
5. counter for slices (esp. thick slices), counter for cuts (e.g. fish, meat)
, 深, しんせつ
kind, gentle, considerate, generous, friendly, nice
, きる
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to cut, to cut through, to perform (surgery)
See 縁を切る
2. to sever (connections, ties)
3. to turn off (e.g. the light)
See 電話を切る
4. to terminate (e.g. a conversation), to hang up (the phone), to disconnect
5. to punch (a ticket), to tear off (a stub)
, たいせつ, たいせち
1. important, necessary, indispensable
2. beloved, precious, dear, cherished, valuable
usu. adverb, as ~に
3. careful
きれる, れる
Ichidan verb, Intransitive
1. to break, to snap, to be cut, to split, to crack
2. to be injured
3. to wear out, to be worn out
4. to break, to burst, to collapse
5. to wear off, to stop working, to go dead
きっかけ, っ掛け, 掛け, っかけ, , っ掛, かけ, キッカケ
Usually in kana
chance, start, cue, excuse, motive, impetus, occasion
踏み, 踏, ふみきる
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to take off, to jump, to leap
2. to take the plunge, to decide, to embark on, to venture into, to launch out into
Sumo term
3. to step out of the ring
, てきせつ
appropriate, suitable, fitting, apt, proper, right, pertinent, relevant
, いっさい
May take 'no'
1. all, everything, entirety, the whole
Adverb, with neg. verb
2. absolutely (not), (not) at all, (none) whatsoever, without exception
, きっぷ
思いって, 思いきって, おもいきって
resolutely, boldly, decisively, daringly
, きって
stamp (postage), merchandise certificate
, きれ
1. piece, slice, strip, scrap
also written as 布, 裂
2. cloth
3. sharpness
4. agility
5. counter for scraps, pieces, etc.
, ぎれ
Noun, used as a suffix, See 時間切れ
completely using up ..., running out of ..., exhausting ...
, うらぎる
Godan verb, Transitive
to betray, to turn traitor to, to double-cross
不適, ふてきせつ
unsuitable, inappropriate, improper
ブチ, ぶち, ブチきれ, ブチぎれ, ぶちきれ, ぶちぎれ, ブチキレ, ブチギレ
Noun or verb acting prenominally
電池, でんちぎれ
May take 'no', See 切れ・ぎれ
1. running out of battery, battery depletion, going flat, going dead
2. loss of energy, depletion of stamina
きりがない, りがない, りが無い, キリがない
Expression, See 切りのない, Usually in kana
1. endless, boundless, innumerable
2. endless, never-ending, going on forever
みじん, 微塵, みじんぎり
finely chopped (cooking)
思い, 思いきる, おもいきる
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to give up all thoughts of, to abandon, to despair of
2. to make up one's mind, to take a momentous decision
締め, 締, 締, 〆, 〆, 乄, 閉め, 閉, しめきり
not 閉め切り, etc.
1. deadline, closing, cut-off, end
2. cofferdam
May take 'no', not 〆切, etc.
3. closed (door, window, etc.)
れ手, , きれて
man of ability
, 横ぎる, よこぎる
Godan verb, Transitive
to cross (e.g. road), to traverse
, こぎって
cheque, check
乗り, 乗りきる, のりきる
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to weather (a storm, rough seas), to ride across, to sail across
2. to get through (adversity), to weather, to get over, to tide over, to overcome, to survive
3. to load completely (e.g. books on a shelf, people or luggage in a car)
り替える, 替える, り換える, りかえる, 換える, り変える, きりかえる
Ichidan verb, Transitive
to change, to exchange, to convert, to renew, to throw a switch, to replace, to switch over
り離す, り放す, きりはなす
Godan verb, Transitive
to detach, to decapitate, to cut loose, to let loose, to dismember
, かわきり
beginning, start
打ち, 打, うちきる
Godan verb, Transitive
to stop, to abort, to discontinue, to close
, せつぼう
Takes suru, May take 'no'
earnest desire, eager hope, longing, yearning, hankering
り札, , きりふだ
1. trump card
2. ace up one's sleeve, secret weapon
り抜ける, 抜ける, きりぬける
Ichidan verb, Transitive
to cut one's way through, to tide over, to struggle through, to get over
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