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古参
Readings
こさん
kosan
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
seniority, long serviceSenior, alter Herr, Veteran, Dienstältester

Kanji
ON: KUN: ふる.い, ふる-, -ふる.す
old

ON: サン, シンKUN: まい.る, まい-, まじわる, みつ
nonplussed, participate, be madly in love, die, be defeated, visit, visiting, coming, going, three (in documents), take part in

Example sentences
古参議員たちは、選挙で参議院の議席を失いそうになりました。Parts: 古参 (こさん), 議員 (ぎいん), (たち), 選挙 (せんきょ), 参議院 (さんぎいん), 議席 (ぎせき), 失う (うしなう), そう, になるThe old guard was nearly voted out of the Upper House.

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