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Noun, used as a suffix
1. clique, group, coterie
See 党派・とうは
2. (political) faction, wing, party, camp
See 流派・りゅうは
3. school
See 宗派・1
4. sect, denomination
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leaf, blade (of grass), (pine) needle
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, 齒,
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counter for waves (of a repeated occurrence)
See 序破急
(in gagaku or noh) middle section of a song
1. edge (of a knife or sword)
2. prong (of an electrical plug)
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Particle, pronounced わ in modern Japanese
1. topic marker particle
2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
3. adds emphasis
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See 覇を唱える
1. supremacy (over a nation), hegemony, domination, leadership
2. championship, victory
third in a sequence denoted by the iroha system, third note in the diatonic scale (used in key names, etc.)
, 羽根, ,
1. feather, plume, down
2. wing
Only 羽根
3. blade (of a fan, propeller, etc.)
Only はね, See シャトル・1
4. shuttlecock (in badminton)
See 羽子・はご, also written as 羽子
5. shuttlecock (in hanetsuki)
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, 刺羽, 指羽, さし, さしば, えい,
large fan-shaped object held by an attendant and used to conceal the face of a noble, etc.
入る, 這入る, いる
Godan verb, Intransitive, Antonym: 出る・1
1. to enter, to go into
2. to break into
3. to join, to enroll
4. to contain, to hold, to accommodate
5. to have (an income of)
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母親, はおや
May take 'no'
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図る, 謀る, かる
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to plan, to attempt, to devise
esp. 謀る
2. to plot, to conspire, to scheme
Only 図る
3. to aim for, to strive for, to work towards, to seek
Only 謀る
4. to deceive, to trick, to take in
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背景, いけい
1. background, scenery, backdrop, setting
2. background (of an incident, situation, etc.), circumstances, context
3. backing, support (from behind the scenes)
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, 函, 匣, 筥, 筐, 凾, はこ,
1. box, case, chest, package, pack, crate
2. car (of a train, etc.)
3. shamisen case
See 箱物・1, Colloquialism, often written as ハコ
4. public building, community building
See 箱屋・2, Archaism
5. man who carries a geisha's shamisen
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廃止, いし
Takes suru, May take 'no'
abolition, repeal
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破壊, かい
Takes suru
1. destruction, disruption
Computer terminology
2. (application) crash
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支配, し
Takes suru
1. domination, rule, control
2. direction, management, guidance
3. control (e.g. over one's emotions), determining (e.g. one's fate), governing, influence, holding sway over
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配慮, いりょ
Takes suru
consideration, concern, attention, thoughtfulness, making arrangements, care, trouble
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, 發, 𤼵,
See 緑發, Mahjong term, Abbreviation
1. green dragon tile
2. winning hand with a pung (or kong) of green dragon tiles
はっきり, ッキリ
Adverb, Adverb taking the 'to' particle, Onomatopoeic or mimetic word
1. clearly, plainly, distinctly
Takes suru, often as はっきりした
2. to be clear, to be definite, to be certain, to be exact, to become clear, to clear up
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1. house
See ビニールハウス, Abbreviation
2. plastic greenhouse
See ハウスミュージック
3. house music
Interjection, dog command
4. go to your kennel (cage, bed, etc.)!
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俳優, いゆう
May take 'no', See 役者・1
actor, actress, player, performer
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廃棄, いき
Takes suru
1. disposal, abandonment, scrapping, discarding, abolition
2. annulment, cancellation, abrogation, repeal
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腐敗, ふ
Takes suru
1. decomposition, putrefaction, putrescence, spoilage
May take 'no'
2. corruption, degeneracy, decay, depravity
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博士, かせ
1. expert, learned person
Noun, used as a suffix, See 博士・はくし・1, Colloquialism
2. doctor, PhD, Dr.
3. instructor at the imperial court (ritsuryo period)
See 墨譜
4. pitch and length marks (to accompany a Buddhist liturgical chant, etc.)
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, 盃,
See 杯・さかずき
1. sake cup, cup for alcoholic beverages
2. counter for cupfuls, bowlfuls, spoonfuls, etc.
3. counter for boats
4. counter for octopuses and squid
Noun, used as a suffix, See アジア杯
5. cup (in sports), championship
配分, いぶん
Takes suru, May take 'no'
distribution, allotment
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Interjection, Polite
1. yes, that is correct
2. understood, I see, OK, okay
as a response to a roll call
3. present, here
Colloquialism, with rising intonation
4. pardon?, what's that?, come again?
used when calling for someone's attention or when handing something to someone
5. now, here you go
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排除, いじょ
Takes suru, May take 'no'
exclusion, removal, rejection, elimination, abatement, lifting (sanctions, etc.)
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配置, いち
Takes suru
arrangement (of resources), deployment, stationing, posting, disposition, configuration, layout
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俳句, いく
haiku, 17-mora poem, usu. in 3 lines of 5, 7 and 5 morae
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配布, いふ
Takes suru, May take 'no'
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把握, あく
Takes suru
grasp, catch, understanding
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手に入る, 手にいる, てにいる
Expression, Godan verb
to obtain, to come into possession of, to get hold of, to get one's hands on
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上海, シャン
Shanghai (China)
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廃棄物, いきぶつ
waste matter, garbage, trash
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敗北, いぼく
1. defeat
Takes suru, Intransitive
2. to be defeated
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宅配便, たくいびん
1. express home delivery service
2. express home delivery parcel (box, etc.)
NA-adjective, May take 'no'
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金なり, 時金也, 時金成り, ときかねなり
Expression, Proverb
time is money
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なくていけない, 無くていけない
Expression, Usually in kana
1. cannot do without something, indispensable, absolutely necessary
after negative base of verb
2. have to do
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