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Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
position in a game of go or shogi, state of the game

aspect of an affair, situationSituation, Lage, Lage der Dinge, Sachverhalt, Sachlage, Stand der Dinge
ON: キョクKUN: つぼね
bureau, board, office, affair, conclusion, court lady, lady-in-waiting, her apartment

ON: メン, ベンKUN: おも, おもて, つら
mask, face, features, surface

Example sentences
われわれは局面の打開を図らなくてはならない。Parts: 我々 (われわれ), 局面 (きょくめん), 打開 (だかい), 図る (はかる), 無くてはならない (なくてはならない)We must try to break the deadlock.
Nous devons essayer de sortir de l'impasse.

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