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Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
to tread downfesttreten

ON: トウKUN: ふ.む, ふ.まえる
step, trample, carry through, appraise, evade payment

ON: KUN: かた.める, かた.まる, かた.まり, かた.い
harden, set, clot, curdle

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
それで雪を踏み固めてブロックを作り、それを積むような方法が適しているんですね。Parts: 其れで (それで), (ゆき), 踏み固める (ふみかためる), ブロック, 作る (つくる), 其れ (それ), 積む (つむ), (よう), 方法 (ほうほう), 適する (てきする), のだ (んです)And so the method that works is treading down the snow to harden it, making blocks and piling them up.

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