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Noun (futsuumeishi)
speculation, venture, stockjobbing, gambling (on stocks)spéculationSpekulation, Aktienspekulation

ON: トウKUN: な.げる, -な.げ
throw, discard, abandon, launch into, join, invest in, hurl, give up, sell at a loss

ON: KUN: はた
loom, mechanism, machine, airplane, opportunity, potency, efficacy, occasion

Example sentences
彼は投機に手を出して財産の大半を失った。Parts: (かれ), 投機 (とうき), 手を出す (てをだす), 財産 (ざいさん), 大半 (たいはん), 失う (うしなう)Il a perdu une grande partie de sa fortune en spéculant.
He lost the greater part of his fortune in speculation.

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