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Noun (futsuumeishi)
Antonym: 債権
debt, liabilities, financial obligationSchuld, Verpflichtung

ON: サイ
bond, loan, debt

ON: KUN: つと.める
task, duties

Example sentences
アメリカの対外債務は5000億ドルを突破しましたよ。Parts: 亜米利加 (アメリカ), 対外 (たいがい), 債務 (さいむ), (おく), ドル, 突破 (とっぱ)America's foreign debt shot past $500 billion.
La dette extérieure des États-Unis a dépassé les 500 milliards de dollars.

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