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例え, 喩え, 譬え, たとえ
esp. 例え
1. example
esp. 喩え, 譬え
2. simile, metaphor, allegory, fable, parable
「陸に上がった河童」とは環境が変わったために能力を発揮できずにいることのたとえです。
たとえ, 仮令, 縦え, 縦令, たとい
Adverb, Usually in kana, often paired with ても, でも, and とも
even if, no matter (what), if, though, although, supposing, supposing that, -ever
たとえ雨が降っても、その試合は行われるだろう。
例えば, たとえ
Adverb
for example, for instance, e.g.
たとえば、標本はいくつですか。
例える, 喩える, 譬える, たとえ
Ichidan verb, Transitive
to compare (something) to, to liken, to speak figuratively, to use a simile, to use a metaphor
その詩人は死を眠りにたとえた。
たとえ, 例え話, 譬え話, 譬話, たとえばなし
allegory, fable, parable
たとえ, 譬え歌, 喩え歌, たとえうた
See 譬喩歌
1. metaphorical poem (of the Man'yōshū)
See 六義・2
2. metaphorical form (of waka)
例えるなら, たとえるなら
Expression, See 例えば
for example
例えに言う, たとえに言う, たとえにいう
Expression, Godan verb
to speak metaphorically
例えて言うと, たとえて言うと, たとえていうと
Expression
figuratively speaking, metaphorically speaking, so to speak, to use a figure of speech
例えようもない, 例え様もない, 例え様も無い, たとえようもない
Expression
beyond comparison, incomparable
彼女の美しさはたとえようもない。
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