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Adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
Noun (futsuumeishi)
See also: 近い
near, neighbourhood, neighborhood, vicinityalentours, voisinage

Noun, used as a suffix
nearly (i.e. "it took nearly one year"), close to

Adverb (fukushi)
shortly, soonпоблизости, вскоре, по соседствуin der Nähe, nahe bei, nicht weit, fast, beinahe, nahezu

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

Example sentences
彼女は風呂付きの部屋を探していたのだが、この近くで見つけた。Parts: 彼女 (かのじょ), 風呂 (ふろ), 付き (つき), 部屋 (へや), 探す (さがす), のだ (んです), 此の (この), 近く (ちかく), 見つける (みつける)Elle cherchait une chambre avec salle de bain et en a trouvé une près d'ici.
She was looking for a room with a bath, and found one near here.

国会は近く解散するだろう。Parts: 国会 (こっかい), 近く (ちかく), 解散 (かいさん), だろう (だろ)The Diet will soon be dissolved.

7時近くだ。学校へ行かなくては。Parts: (じ), 近く (ちかく), 学校 (がっこう), 行く (いく)It is close to seven o'clock. We have to go to school.

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