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Godan verb with 'su' ending
Transitive verb
esp. 成す
to build up, to establishaccomplir, faire

esp. 成す
to form, to become (a state)

to accomplish, to achieve, to succeed in
to change into
esp. 為す
to do, to perform

Auxiliary verb
to intend to, to attempt, to try

esp. 生す
to have a childtun, machen, durchführen, versuchen, vollbringen, vollenden

ON: KUN: ため, な.る, な.す, す.る, たり, つく.る, なり
do, advantage, good, serve as, cost, practice, try, reach to, be of use, welfare, benefit, make, change, as a result of

ON: セイ, ジョウKUN: な.る, な.す, -な.す
turn into, become, get, grow, elapse, reach

ON: セイ, ショウKUN: -う, な.す, な.る, なま-, なま, き, は.やす, は.える, お.う, う.む, うまれ, う.まれ, うま.れる, う.まれる, い.ける, い.かす
life, genuine, birth

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
彼は作家として名を成そうという野心を持っている。Parts: (かれ), 作家 (さっか), として, (な), 成す (なす), と言う (という), 野心 (やしん), 持つ (もつ)Il a l'ambition de se faire un nom en tant qu'écrivain.

人間は動物よりはるかに多くの偉業をなしてきたのである。Parts: 人間 (にんげん), 動物 (どうぶつ), より, 遥か (はるか), 多く (おおく), 偉業 (いぎょう), 成す (なす), 来る (くる), であるHuman beings have achieved a lot more than animals.

イナゴが大群をなしてやってきた。Parts: 稲子 (いなご), 大群 (たいぐん), 成す (なす), やって来る (やってくる)Locusts came in big swarms.

あなたのいうことと成すことは違う。Parts: 貴方 (あなた), 言う (いう), (こと), 成す (なす), (こと), 違う (ちがう)You don't practice what you preach.

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