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Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
masses, common peoplela plèbe, le peupleVolk, das einfache Volk, das gemeine Volk, Masse, der Mann von der Straße

ON: ショ
commoner, all, bastard

ON: ミンKUN: たみ
people, nation, subjects

Example sentences
庶民はまるで羊のように独裁者の後ろにしたがった。Parts: 庶民 (しょみん), 丸で (まるで), (ひつじ), の様に (のように), 独裁者 (どくさいしゃ), 後ろ (うしろ), 従う (したがう)The people followed the dictator like so many sheep.
Das Volk folgte dem Diktator genauso wie eine Herde Schafe.

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