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Noun (futsuumeishi)
noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
May take the particle 'no'
on duty, on a shift, keeping watchDienst, Wache

ON: トウKUN: あ.たる, あ.たり, あ.てる, あ.て, まさ.に, まさ.にべし
hit, right, appropriate, himself

ON: チョク, ジキ, ジカKUN: ただ.ちに, なお.す, -なお.す, なお.る, なお.き, す.ぐ
straightaway, honesty, frankness, fix, repair

Example sentences
その警官は、その日は当直であった。Parts: 其の (その), 警官 (けいかん), 其の (その), (ひ), 当直 (とうちょく), であるThe policeman was on duty on that day.

暴動が起こったとき、当直の監視員はたった1人だった。Parts: 暴動 (ぼうどう), 起こる (おこる), (とき), 当直 (とうちょく), 監視 (かんし), (いん), たった一人 (たったひとり)There was only one warden on duty when the riot started.

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