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Noun (futsuumeishi)
misfortune, short life, evil fatefrüher Tod, widriges Schicksal, trauriges Schicksal, Unglück, Unstern

ON: ハクKUN: うす.い, うす-, -うす, うす.める, うす.まる, うす.らぐ, うす.ら-, うす.れる, すすき
dilute, thin, weak (tea)

ON: メイ, ミョウKUN: いのち
fate, command, decree, destiny, life, appoint

Example sentences
美人薄命とはいうけれど。ということは、内のかみさんは長生きだな。Parts: 美人 (びじん), 薄命 (はくめい), とは, 言う (いう), けど (けれども), と言うことは (ということは), (うち), 上さん (かみさん), 長生き (ながいき)Beautiful women die young - or so the saying goes. If so then my wife is going to live a long life.

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