TAKOBOTO

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凸凹
Readings
でこぼこ
dekoboko
とつおう
totsuou
だくぼく
dakuboku
Out-dated or obsolete kana usage
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
NA-adjective/adjectival noun (keiyodoshi)
unevenness, roughness, ruggednessinégalité (sol), irrégularité (du relief, sol...), rugosité

Meaning restricted to でこぼこ
inequalityUnebenheit, Holprigkeit, Unregelmäßigkeit, Unausgeglichenheit

Kanji
ON: トツKUN: でこ
convex, beetle brow, uneven

ON: オウKUN: くぼ.む, へこ.む, ぼこ
concave, hollow, sunken

Example sentences
バスはでこぼこ道を走りながらガタガタと音を立てた。Parts: バス, 凸凹 (でこぼこ), (みち), 走る (はしる), 乍ら (ながら), ガタガタ (がたがた), 音を立てる (おとをたてる)The bus rattled as it drove along the bumpy road.

道はとてもでこぼこだった。Parts: (みち), 迚も (とても), 凸凹 (でこぼこ)The road was very rough.

月の表面はでこぼこだ。Parts: (つき), 表面 (ひょうめん), 凸凹 (でこぼこ)The surface of the moon is irregular.

その道はでこぼこしている。Parts: その道 (そのみち), 凸凹 (でこぼこ)The path is broken.

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