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Noun (futsuumeishi)
See also: 私, し
public matter, governmental matter

prince, duke
Noun (futsuumeishi)
Noun, used as a suffix
lord, sir

Noun, used as a suffix
familiar or derogatory suffix (after a name, etc.)Herzog, Fürst

ON: コウ, クKUN: おおやけ
public, prince, official, governmental

Example sentences
その老人は10年前に公の生活から引退した。Parts: 其の (その), 老人 (ろうじん), (ねん), (まえ), (おおやけ), 生活 (せいかつ), から, 引退 (いんたい)The old man retired from public life ten years ago.

多くの国が公の場所での喫煙を禁止する法律を通過させている。Parts: 多く (おおく), (くに), (おおやけ), 場所 (ばしょ), 喫煙 (きつえん), 禁止 (きんし), 法律 (ほうりつ), 通過 (つうか), 為せる (させる)Many countries have passed laws to prohibit people from smoking in public places.

その政治家は前言を取り消して公に謝罪するはめになった。Parts: 其の (その), 政治家 (せいじか), 前言 (ぜんげん), 取り消す (とりけす), (おおやけ), 謝罪 (しゃざい), 羽目 (はめ), になるThe politician had to take back his words and eat crow.

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