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Irregular kana usage
Noun (futsuumeishi)
See also: 姉, あね
sister-in-law (elder), stepsister (elder)belle-sœur, belle-sœur aînée (sœur aînée du conjoint ou femme du grand frère)(meine) ältere Schwester, größere Schwester (verwendet, wenn man gegenüber anderen von der eigenen älteren Schwester spricht)

righteousness, justice, morality, honor, loyalty, meaning

ON: KUN: あね, はは
elder sister

Example sentences
兄が急逝したのは2年前、義姉は一人兄の遺した小さな宝飾店を健気に守ってきた。Parts: (あに), 急逝 (きゅうせい), (ねん), (まえ), 義姉 (ぎし), 一人 (ひとり), (あに), 残す (のこす), 小さな (ちいさな), 宝飾店 (ほうしょくてん), (てん), 健気 (けなげ), 守る (まもる), 来る (くる)Since my brother died suddenly two years ago, my sister-in-law has valiantly kept going the small jewellery store he left her.
My brother died suddenly two years ago. Since then, my sister-in-law has valiantly kept the small jewelery store he left her going.

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