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近く, ちかく
May take 'no', Adverbial noun, See 近い・1
1. near, neighbourhood, neighborhood, vicinity
Noun, used as a suffix
2. nearly (e.g. "it took nearly one year"), close to
3. shortly, soon
近い, ちかい
Conjugated: 近く
1. near, close, short (distance)
2. close (in time), soon
3. close (relationship), friendly, intimate
4. closely related
5. similar, almost the same, close to, nearly
近く, そば近く, 傍近く, そばちかく
遠くの親類より近くの他人, とおくのしんるいよりちかくのたにん
Expression, Proverb
a neighbour is better than a relative living far
遠くの親戚より近くの他人, とおくのしんせきよりちかくのたにん
Expression, See 遠くの親類より近くの他人・とおくのしんるいよりちかくのたにん, Proverb
a neighbour is better than a relative living far
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