TAKOBOTO

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Readings
くさ
kusa
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
Noun, used as a suffix
oft. ぐさ in compounds
cause, seed, origin

Noun (futsuumeishi)
variety, kind

Noun (futsuumeishi)
Counter
counter for varieties

Kanji
ON: シュKUN: たね, -ぐさ
species, kind, class, variety, seed

Example sentences
蒔かぬ種は生えない。Parts: 撒く (まく), (たね), 生える (はえる)You must sow before you can reap.

そんなことをすれば笑いものの種なるよ。Parts: そんな, (こと), すれば, 笑い者 (わらいもの), (たね), 成る (なる)If you do that, you're going to subject yourself to ridicule.

6種の道具がひとまとまりになっている。Parts: (しゅ), 道具 (どうぐ), 一纏まり (ひとまとまり), になるA half-dozen tools make up the tool collection.

1つの種が絶滅するたびに、我々は自然界の一部を永久に失うことになる。Parts: 一つ (ひとつ), (しゅ), 絶滅 (ぜつめつ), 度に (たびに), 我々 (われわれ), 自然界 (しぜんかい), 一部 (いちぶ), 永久 (えいきゅう), 失う (うしなう), 事になる (ことになる)Every time a species dies out, we lose forever a part of our natural world.

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