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Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
form, situation, conditionZustand, Situation, Form, Aussehen, Anblick

ON: ヨウ, ショウKUN: さま, さん
Esq., way, manner, situation, polite suffix

ON: タイKUN: わざ.と
attitude, condition, figure, appearance, voice (of verbs)

Example sentences
彼の様態は、どちらかといえば、昨日よりよいほうです。Parts: (かれ), 様態 (ようたい), どちらかと言えば (どちらかといえば), 昨日 (きのう), より, 良い (よい), (ほう)His condition is, if anything, better than yesterday.

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