TAKOBOTO

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Readings
めん
men
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
face

mask, face guard
Martial arts term
(in kendo) striking the head

surface (esp. a geometrical surface)
page
Noun (futsuumeishi)
Suffix
aspect, facet, side

chamfer
Counter
counter for broad, flat objects, levels or stages, e.g. in a video gameGesicht, Maske, Kopfschutz, Men, Schlag auf die Maske, Seite einer Zeitung, Aspekt, Hinsicht, Seite, Oberfläche

Kanji
ON: メン, ベンKUN: おも, おもて, つら
mask, face, features, surface

Example sentences
二人は面と向かった。Parts: 二人 (ふたり), (めん), 向かう (むかう)They confronted each other.

蛙の面に水。Parts: (かえる), (つら), (みず)Like water off a duck's back.
Как с гуся вода.

そよ風で池の面にさざ波が立った。Parts: そよ風 (そよかぜ), (いけ), (めん), 細波 (さざなみ), 立つ (たつ)A gentle wind made ripples on the surface of the pond.

その男はトラの面をかぶっていた。Parts: 其の (その), (おとこ), (とら), (めん), 被る (かぶる)The man wore a mask of a tiger.
That man was wearing a tiger mask.
Dieser Mann trug eine Tigermaske.
Cet homme portait un masque de tigre.

その事件の説明は、紙面が足りないため割愛された。Parts: 其の (その), 事件 (じけん), 説明 (せつめい), (かみ), (つら), 足りる (たりる), (ため), 割愛 (かつあい), 為れる (される)The explanation of the event was omitted for lack of space.

ある面では、人生は残酷なものだ。私たちの1人1人大きな問題が用意されている。Parts: 或る (ある), (めん), 人生 (じんせい), 残酷 (ざんこく), (もの), 私たち (わたしたち), 一人一人 (ひとりひとり), 大きな (おおきな), 問題 (もんだい), 用意 (ようい), 為れる (される)In a way, life is a cruel thing. It holds major problems in store for each one of us.

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