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I-adjective (keiyoushi)
near, close, short (distance)près, près deблизкийnahe, nahegelegen, benachbart, in der Nähe von, bald, in nächster Zeit, früh, zeitig, eng, nah, innig, fast, knapp, beinahe, ungefähr, ähnlich, kurzsichtig

ON: キン, コンKUN: ちか.い
near, early, akin, tantamount

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
クリスマスが近くなってきた。Parts: クリスマス, 近い (ちかい), 成る (なる), 来る (くる)Noël arrive à grands pas.
Christmas is fast approaching.
Christmas is coming.
Christmas is coming soon.

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