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Godan verb with 'ku' ending
to explain, to advocate, to preach, to persuadeexpliquer, persuader, préconiser, prêcherобъясня́ть, убежда́ть, пропове́доватьerklären, erläutern, deutlich machen, raten, zureden, predigen, überreden

ON: セツ, ゼイKUN: と.く
opinion, theory, explanation, rumor

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
あの男を説き伏せようとするのは、オオカミに道理を説いて聞かせるようなものだ。Parts: 彼の (あの), (おとこ), 説き伏せる (ときふせる), とする, (おおかみ), 道理 (どうり), 説く (とく), 聞かせる (きかせる), (よう), (もの)You might as well reason with the wolf as try to persuade that man.

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