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Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
coast, shore, littoralcôte, rivageпобережьеUfer (von Fluss, See und Meer), Küste, Gestade, Ufergewässer (von Fluss, See und Meer), Küstengewässer

沿ON: エンKUN: そ.う, -ぞ.い
run alongside, follow along, run along, lie along

ON: ガンKUN: きし

Example sentences
トロール漁船は沿岸の魚をとりつくしました。Parts: トロール漁船 (トロールぎょせん), 沿岸 (えんがん), (さかな), 取る (とる), 尽くす (つくす)Fishing trawlers have fished out all the local waters.

天気予報によると、台風は沿岸に接近しそうだ。Parts: 天気予報 (てんきよほう), に依ると (によると), 台風 (たいふう), 沿岸 (えんがん), 接近 (せっきん), そうSelon les prévisions météorologiques le typhon s'approche probablement de la côte.
According to the weather forecast, the typhoon is likely to approach the coast.

船は沿岸に向かって急いで進んだ。Parts: (ふね), 沿岸 (えんがん), 向かう (むかう), 急ぐ (いそぐ), 進む (すすむ)
数年後、ヨーロッパ人たちは沿岸の植民地に住み着いた。Parts: 数年 (すうねん), (あと), 欧羅巴 (ヨーロッパ), 人達 (ひとたち), 沿岸 (えんがん), 植民地 (しょくみんち), 住み着く (すみつく)Years later, Europeans established colonies in the coastal areas.

沿岸地帯には津波警報が出た。Parts: 沿岸 (えんがん), 地帯 (ちたい), には, 津波 (つなみ), 警報 (けいほう), 出る (でる)The coast was warned against a tsunami.

沿岸を航海する。Parts: 沿岸 (えんがん), 航海 (こうかい)
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