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Noun (futsuumeishi)
noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
May take the particle 'no'
explanation, excuse, vindication, apologyexcuse, explication, justificationEntschuldigung, Rechtfertigung, Erklärung

ON: ベン, ヘンKUN: わきま.える, わ.ける, はなびら, あらそ.う
valve, petal, braid, speech, dialect, discrimination, dispose of, distinguish

ON: メイ, ミョウ, ミンKUN: あ.かり, あ.くる, あ.く, -あ.け, あ.ける, あき.らか, あか.らむ, あか.るむ, あか.るい, あ.かす
bright, light

Example sentences
君は自分の不始末をどう弁明するのか。Parts: (きみ), 自分 (じぶん), 不始末 (ふしまつ), 如何 (どう), 弁明 (べんめい)What account can you give of your misbehavior?

僕の大失敗について君に弁明する義務はない。Parts: (ぼく), (だい), 失敗 (しっぱい), に就いて (について), (きみ), 弁明 (べんめい), 義務 (ぎむ), 無い (ない)I am not responsible to you for my blunder.

長期の欠席について彼に弁明を求めた。Parts: 長期 (ちょうき), 欠席 (けっせき), に就いて (について), (かれ), 弁明 (べんめい), 求める (もとめる)We called him to account for his long absence.

私は君の行いについて弁明を聞きたい。Parts: (わたし), (きみ), 行い (おこない), に就いて (について), 弁明 (べんめい), 聞く (きく), たいI shall want an explanation of your behavior.

解決には時間がかかるという彼の弁明には誰も納得しなかった。Parts: 解決 (かいけつ), には, 時間がかかる (じかんがかかる), と言う (という), (かれ), 弁明 (べんめい), には, 誰も (だれも), 納得 (なっとく)His explanation that a solution would take time didn't satisfy anyone.

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