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Noun (futsuumeishi)
noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
hand-to-hand fighting, grappling, scufflingcombat corps à corps, rixeHandgemenge, Handgreiflichkeit, Rauferei, Tätlichkeit, Auseinandersetzung (mit einem Problem)

ON: カク, コウ, キャク, ゴウ
status, rank, capacity, character, case (law, grammar)

ON: トウKUN: たたか.う, あらそ.う
fight, war

ON: カクKUN: う.つ
strike, hit, fight

ON: トウKUN: たたか.う, あらそ.う
fight, war

Example sentences
ジョージは、最近3時間の格闘の末に釣った、重さ30ポンドのバスの話をしていた。Parts: 最近 (さいきん), 時間 (じかん), 格闘 (かくとう), 末に (すえに), 釣る (つる), 重い (おもい), , ポンド, バス, 話をする (はなしをする)George was describing a 30 pound bass he'd caught recently after fighting it for three hours.

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