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counter for long, thin things (i.e. swords)

ON: KUN: えだ
bough, branch, twig, limb, counter for branches

Example sentences
彼は木から一枝をきりとった。Parts: (かれ), (き), から, (いち), (し), 切り取る (きりとる)He cut off a branch from the tree.
Er schnitt einen Ast vom Baum ab.

猫は枝の間に隠れた。Parts: (ねこ), (えだ), (あいだ), 隠れる (かくれる)The cat hid among the branches.

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