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混線
Readings
こんせん
konsen
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
crossed wires or lines (of communication), confusionÜberlagerung, Durcheinander (insbes. von Signalen auf einer Leitung)

Kanji
ON: コンKUN: ま.じる, -ま.じり, ま.ざる, ま.ぜる, こ.む
mix, blend, confuse

ON: センKUN: すじ
line, track

Example sentences
雨くらいで電話が混線してたら日本なんて大変ですよね。Parts: (あめ), (くらい), 電話 (でんわ), 混線 (こんせん), 日本 (にほん), なんて, 大変 (たいへん)If rain was enough to get phone-lines crossed then Japan would be in a right mess, wouldn't it?

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