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Adverb (fukushi)
Noun (futsuumeishi)
Usually written using kana alone
with trouble, at great painsen dépit de, malgré

May take the particle 'no'
rare, valuable, precious, long-awaited

Adverb (fukushi)
specially, especially, expresslylang erwartet, freundlich, gefällig, liebenswürdig, nett, extra, speziell, vor allem, vor allen Dingen, unter Anspannung aller Kräfte

ON: セツKUN: お.る, おり, お.り, -お.り, お.れる
fold, break, fracture, bend, yield, submit

ON: カクKUN: かど, つの
angle, corner, square, horn, antlers

Example sentences
せっかくの苦労もあだになった。Parts: 折角 (せっかく), 苦労 (くろう), (あだ), になるAll my pains went for nothing.

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