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哀れ憐れ憫れ
Readings
あわれ
aware
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
pity, sorrow, grief, misery, compassion, pathoscompassion, pitié

NA-adjective/adjectival noun (keiyodoshi)
pitiable, pitiful, pathetic, miserable

Interjection (kandoushi)
alack, alasTrauer, Elend, Mitleid, Erbarmen, Mitfühlen, Rührung, Gefühl, ach! (Ausruf vor Rührung über etw.)

Kanji
ON: アイKUN: あわ.れ, あわ.れむ, かな.しい
pathetic, grief, sorrow, pathos, pity, sympathize

ON: レンKUN: あわ.れむ, あわ.れ
pity, have mercy, sympathise, compassion

ON: ビン, ミンKUN: あわれ.む, うれ.える
anxiety, mercy

Example sentences
彼女は哀れを誘う有様だった。Parts: 彼女 (かのじょ), 哀れ (あわれ), 誘う (さそう), 有様 (ありさま)Elle était dans un état pitoyable.
She was in a piteous state.
Sie war in einem kläglichen Zustand.

彼は神にあわれな少女を助けてくださいと祈った。Parts: (かれ), (かみ), 哀れ (あわれ), 少女 (しょうじょ), 助ける (たすける), 下さい (ください), 祈る (いのる)Il a prié Dieu d'aider la pauvre fille.
He prayed to God to help the poor girl.

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