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まあ
maa

ma
Meanings
Adverb (fukushi)
when urging or consoling
just (e.g. "just wait here"), come now, now, nowvous pourriez dire

tolerably, passably, moderately, reasonably, fairly, rather, somewhat
when hesitating to express an opinion
well..., I think..., it would seem..., you might say..., Hmmm, I guess so...

Interjection (kandoushi)
Female term or language
oh!, oh dear!, oh, my!, wow!, goodness gracious!, good heavens!mal, nun, Oh!, Ach!, Äh!

Example sentences
まあちょっと私の身になってくださいよ。Parts: まあ (ま), 一寸 (ちょっと), (わたし), (み), になる, 下さい (ください)Just put yourself in my shoes.

鬼の居ぬ間に洗濯。Parts: (おに), 居る (いる), (ま), 洗濯 (せんたく)When the cat is away, the mice will play.

まずいよ。また遅刻だ!!はやくも遅刻魔の異名をとってしまう。Parts: 不味い (まずい), (また), 遅刻 (ちこく), 早くも (はやくも), 遅刻 (ちこく), (ま), 異名 (いみょう), 取る (とる), 仕舞う (しまう)Oh no! I'm late again!! I'm going to get the nickname 'King of Late arrival'.

株式市場は魔の市場だとよく言われる。Parts: 株式市場 (かぶしきしじょう), (ま), 市場 (いちば), 良く (よく), 言う (いう)The stock market is often called a dangerous one.

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