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Noun (futsuumeishi)
Usually written using kana alone
mess, sorry state, plight, sad sight

indicates direction
-ways, -wards

after the -masu stem of a verb
in the act of ..., just as one is ...

See also: 様, さま, 3
after the -masu stem of a verb
manner of ..., way of ...Zustand, Kondition, Umstände

ON: ヨウ, ショウKUN: さま, さん
Esq., way, manner, situation, polite suffix

ON: タイKUN: わざ.と
attitude, condition, figure, appearance, voice (of verbs)

Example sentences
フラフラと歩き回る様は、あまりにデンジャラスだ。Parts: ふらふら (フラフラ), 歩き回る (あるきまわる), (さま), 余りに (あまりに), デンジャラスThe way she dizzily moves around is far too dangerous.

彼女は王女様になった夢を見た。Parts: 彼女 (かのじょ), 王女 (おうじょ), (さま), になる, 夢を見る (ゆめをみる)She dreamed that she was a princess.
Ей снилось, что она была принцессой.
Sie träumte, sie wäre eine Prinzessin.

どうもご親切さま。Parts: どうも, (ご), 親切 (しんせつ), (さま)
ざまあ見ろ。Parts: (ざま), 見る (みる)That serves you right.

ケンは人懐っこい人であるようだ。Parts: 人懐っこい (ひとなつっこい), (ひと), である, (よう)Ken appears a friendly person.
Ken seems to be a friendly person.
Ken appears to be a friendly person.

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