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Noun (futsuumeishi)
Noun, used as a suffix
investigation, inspection, examinationenquête, examen, interrogatoire, recherche

tune, note, melodyUntersuchung, Nachforschung, Erforschung, Ermittlung, Prüfung, Verhör, Melodie, Ton, Tonart, Weise, Spannschnur, mit der die beiden Felle einer zweifelligen Tommel gegeneinander gespannt werden (Abk.)
調ON: チョウKUN: しら.べる, しら.べ, ととの.う, ととの.える
tune, tone, meter, key (music), writing style, prepare, exorcise, investigate

Example sentences
先生はわれわれの答案調べに忙しい。Parts: 先生 (せんせい), 我々 (われわれ), 答案 (とうあん), 調べ (しらべ), 忙しい (いそがしい)The teacher is busy looking over our tests.

どこからかハープの流麗な調べが聞こえてきた。Parts: 何処 (どこ), から, ハープ, 流麗 (りゅうれい), 調べ (しらべ), 聞こえる (きこえる), 来る (くる)They could hear the elegant, flowing sound of a harp coming from somewhere.

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