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Noun (futsuumeishi)
Antonym: 失敗者
successful man, successErfolgreicher, erfolgreicher Mann

ON: セイ, ジョウKUN: な.る, な.す, -な.す
turn into, become, get, grow, elapse, reach

ON: コウ, クKUN: いさお
achievement, merits, success, honor, credit

ON: シャKUN: もの
someone, person

Example sentences
フォード氏はいわゆる自力の成功者だ。Parts: (し), 所謂 (いわゆる), 自力 (じりき), 成功者 (せいこうしゃ)Mr Ford is what is called a self-made man.
Mr. Ford is what is called a self-made man.

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