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, 窗, 牖, まど
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Particle, at sentence end
1. indicates a question
after each alternative
2. or, whether or not
See 何か・1, after an interrogative
3. some- (e.g. something, someone)
indicates doubt, uncertainty, etc.; sometimes after other particles
4. hmm, huh
Prefix, See か弱い, emphatic prefix; usu. before an adjective
5. very
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, 等
Suffix, Usually in kana
1. pluralizing suffix
See あちら, See いくら・1
2. or so, rough indicator of direction, location, amount, etc.
See 清ら, after the stem of an adjective
3. nominalizing suffix
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にし, 螺, 辛螺, , ニシ
Usually in kana
small spiral-shelled snail, spiral shellfish
くび, 首, 頸, 頚, 馘, クビ
Only 首, Only 頸, Only 頚
1. neck
2. head
Usually in kana
3. dismissal (from a job), firing, sacking
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1. indicates direct object of action
2. indicates subject of causative expression
3. indicates an area traversed
4. indicates time (period) over which action takes place
5. indicates point of departure or separation of action
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copula, See である, See です, plain copula
1. be, is
Auxiliary verb, See た・1, た after certain verb forms; indicates past or completed action
2. did, (have) done
See た・2, indicates light imperative
3. please, do
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, 為
See する・1, Usually in kana, literary form of する
to do
, 鬆
Usually in kana
1. cavity (in old root vegetables, tofu, metal casting, etc.), pore, hollow, bubble, blowhole
May take 'no'
2. porous, pithy, spongy
Auxiliary, See です, Abbreviation, semi-polite copula
be, is
だれ, 簾, 簀垂れ,
Usually in kana
1. bamboo screen, rattan blind
Only すだれ
2. bamboo mat (for rolling sushi)