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天の川 天の河


Out-dated or obsolete kana usage
Noun (futsuumeishi)
Astronomy term
Milky Way, luminous band corresponding to the plane of the galaxy

ON: テン KUN: あまつ, あめ, あま-
heavens, sky, imperial

Stroke: 4 Grade: 1 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 4-4-1 FC: 1043.3

ON: セン KUN: かわ
stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47)

Stroke: 3 Grade: 1 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 1-1-2 FC: 2200.0

ON: KUN: かわ

Stroke: 8 Grade: 5 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 1-3-5 FC: 3112.2

初めて天の川を見た夜のことを私は覚えている。 Parts: 初めて (はじめて) 天の川 (あまのがわ) 見る (みる) (よる) (こと) (わたし) 覚える (おぼえる) I remember the night when I first saw the Milky Way.

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