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Noun (futsuumeishi)
the ancients, ancient peopleVolk des Altertums, die Alten

ON: KUN: ふる.い, ふる-, -ふる.す

ON: ダイ, タイKUN: か.わる, かわ.る, かわ.り, か.わり, -がわ.り, -が.わり, か.える, よ, しろ
substitute, rate, charge, generation, counter for decades of ages, eras, etc., age, period, replace, convert, change, fee

ON: ジン, ニンKUN: ひと, -り, -と

Example sentences
この壁画からは古代人の生活の片鱗を伺うことができる。Parts: 此の (この), 壁画 (へきが), から, 古代人 (こだいじん), 生活 (せいかつ), 片鱗 (へんりん), 伺う (うかがう), (こと), 出来る (できる)We can get a glimpse of the life style of ancient people from this wall painting.
Diese Wandmalerei gewährt uns einen kleinen Einblick in das Leben der Menschen der Urzeit.

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