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Noun (futsuumeishi)
noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
May take the particle 'no'
writing on the surface (e.g. an address on an envelope), inscribing on the faceinscrire à l'extérieur (enveloppe, paquet), liste (prix), publier (info)

expression in writing, notation, surface form, transcriptionBeschriftung, schriftliche Angabe auf der Oberfläche von etw, Verschriftung
ON: ヒョウKUN: おもて, -おもて, あらわ.す, あらわ.れる, あら.わす
surface, table, chart, diagram

ON: KUN: しる.す
scribe, account, narrative

Example sentences
日本語の難しい点は文字を使った表記の仕方です。Parts: 日本語 (にほんご), 難しい (むずかしい), (てん), 文字 (もじ), 使う (つかう), 表記 (ひょうき), 仕方 (しかた)What is difficult about Japanese is how characters are used in its writing system.
What is difficult about Japanese is the writing system.

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