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Noun (futsuumeishi)
noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
absence on account of illnessFehlen wegen Krankheit

ON: ビョウ, ヘイKUN: や.む, -や.み, やまい
ill, sick

ON: ケツ, ケンKUN: か.ける, か.く
lack, gap, fail, yawning radical (no. 76)

Example sentences
喫煙者の病欠日数は非喫煙者の2倍です。Parts: 喫煙者 (きつえんしゃ), 病欠 (びょうけつ), 日数 (にっすう), 非喫煙者 (ひきつえんしゃ), 二倍 (にばい)Smokers take twice as many days off sick as non-smokers.
Raucher feiern doppelt so viel Tage krank wie Nichtraucher.

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