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仮名, 仮字, 假名, かな
See 真名・1
kana, Japanese syllabary (i.e. hiragana, katakana)
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かな, かな, かな, かな
Particle, at sentence end
1. I wonder
2. should I?, is it?
at sentence end; with a negative
3. I wish that, I hope that
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かな, 哉
Particle, Archaism, Usually in kana
how!, what!, alas!
, 鉄, 銀, 銅, かね, かな
See お金
1. money
2. metal
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かな, 可也, 可成り, 可なり, 可成
May take 'no', NA-adjective, Adverb, Usually in kana
considerably, fairly, quite
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必ず, かならず
always, without exception, necessarily, certainly, without fail, positively, invariably
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神奈川, かながわ
Kanagawa (prefecture)
カナ, 加奈陀
Usually in kana
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悲しい, 哀しい, 愛しい, かなしい
of a person
sad, miserable, unhappy, sorrowful, lamentable, deplorable, grievous
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必ずしも, かならずしも
Adverb, with neg. sentence
(not) always, (not) necessarily, (not) entirely, (not) all
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悲しみ, 哀しみ, 愛しみ, かなしみ
1. sadness, sorrow, grief
Only 愛しみ, Archaism
2. affection, love
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金沢, かなざわ
Kanazawa (city in Ishikawa)
悲しむ, 哀しむ, かなしむ
Godan verb, Transitive
to be sad, to mourn for, to regret
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かな, 要
Usually in kana
1. pivot
2. vital point, cornerstone, keystone
See 要黐
3. Japanese photinia
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家内, かな, やうち
Only かない, Humble
1. (my) wife
2. inside the home, one's family
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かなわない, 敵わない, 適わない, 敵はない, かなはない
Usually in kana
1. no match for
2. unbearable
3. unable, can't do, beyond one's power
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奏でる, かなでる
Ichidan verb, Transitive
1. to play an instrument (esp. string instruments)
Intransitive, Obsolete term
2. to dance
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叶える, 適える, かなえる
Ichidan verb, Transitive, esp. 叶える
1. to grant (request, wish), to answer (prayer)
esp. 適える
2. to fulfill (conditions), to meet (requirements)
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金棒, 鉄棒, かなぼう
1. metal rod, metal bar, iron rod, crowbar
2. iron club, iron staff with rings on top (traditionally used by night watchmen)
かなづち, 金槌, 金づち, 鉄鎚, カナヅチ
1. hammer
Usually in kana
2. hopeless swimmer, complete beginner at swimming, someone who sinks like a stone
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金網, かなあみ
wire netting, wire mesh, wire screen, chain-link mesh
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金具, かな
metal fittings, metal fixtures
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カナリア, 金糸雀, カナリヤ
Usually in kana
canary (esp. the island canary, Serinus canaria)
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金山, かなやま
See 金山・きんざん
(metal) mine
火難, かな
fire calamity
華南, かな, ホワナン
South China
かな, 彼方, あなた
Pronoun, Usually in kana
beyond, across, the other side, the distance
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金物, かなもの
metal utensil, ironware, metal fittings, hardware
金切り声, かなきり声, 金切声, かなきりごえ
May take 'no'
shrill voice, piercing cry, shriek, scream
仮名勝ち, かながち
using more kana than characters
仮名文, かなぶん, かなぶみ
See 真名文・まなぶみ
1. writing composed entirely of kana, kana text
Only かなぶみ
2. letter composed entirely of kana
仮名文字, かなもじ
the Japanese syllabary symbols
仮名本, かなほん
See 真名本
book written entirely in kana
金型, かながた, かねがた
Only かながた
1. die
2. (metal) mold, mould
金仏, かなぶつ, かなぼとけ
1. metal statue of Buddha (usu. bronze)
2. cold-hearted person, cold-blooded person
鉄梃, 金梃, 鉄挺, かなてこ