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Noun (futsuumeishi)
leading player, prima donna, box-office star

best item one has (to show), one's sole Sunday best, one's single area of expertiseeinzige Attraktion, einziges Aushängeschild, einzige aber herausragende Sache od. Fähigkeit, einzige Koryphäe, die einzige Sache, mit der man sich brüsten kann, Bühnenstar, Filmstar, Primadonna, jmds. einzige Kleidung
ON: イチ, イツKUN: ひと-, ひと.つ
one, one radical (no.1)

ON: マイ, バイ
sheet of..., counter for flat thin objects or sheets

ON: カンKUN: み.る
watch over, see

ON: ハン, バンKUN: いた
plank, board, plate, stage

Example sentences
あの女優は一座の一枚看板だ。Parts: 彼の (あの), 女優 (じょゆう), 一座 (いちざ), 一枚看板 (いちまいかんばん)That actress is the shining star in the company.

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