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, 3, 参, 弎, さん,
Numeric, 参 is used in legal documents
three, 3
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, ,
See 湯・ゆ・1, み is generally used in compounds
1. water (esp. cool, fresh water, e.g. drinking water)
2. fluid (esp. in an animal tissue), liquid
3. flood, floodwaters
Only みず, See 力水, Sumo term
4. water offered to wrestlers just prior to a bout
See 水入り
5. break granted to wrestlers engaged in a prolonged bout
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1. one's body, one's person
2. oneself, one's appearance
3. one's place (in society, etc.), one's position
4. main part, meat (as opposed to bone, skin, etc.), wood (as opposed to bark), blade (as opposed to its handle), container (as opposed to its lid)
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, 子,
1. fruit, nut
2. seed
3. (in broth) pieces of meat, vegetable, etc.
4. content, substance
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not yet, un-
1. (sense of) taste
Suffix, Counter
2. counter for food, drink, medicine, etc.
Suffix, nominalizing suffix, esp. of sensory or subjective adjectives; also written with the ateji 味
1. -ness (as in sweetness), -th (as in warmth)
nominalizing suffix indicating location
2. -ness (as in deepness, weakness), -th (as in depth)
as ~み...~み
3. alternating between ... and ...
, 深, 美,
Prefix, Honorific or respectful
1. august
2. beautiful
, 見
Noun, used as a suffix
1. looking, viewing
Expression, See 見る・5, Colloquialism, Usually in kana, after the -te form of a verb; irreg. imperative conj. of 見る
2. (please) try (to)
, 霊,
soul, spirit, divine spirit
winnow, winnowing basket, winnowing fan
Music term
1. mi (3rd note of a major scale in movable-do solfège), me
2. E (note in the fixed-do system)
, , し
1. the Snake (sixth sign of the Chinese zodiac), the Serpent
See 巳の刻, Obsolete term
2. hour of the Snake (around 10am, 9-11am, or 10am-12 noon)
3. south-southeast
4. fourth month of the lunar calendar
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, う, , わた, わだ
sea, ocean, waters
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, 見る, 観る, 視る
Ichidan verb, Transitive
1. to see, to look, to watch, to view, to observe
2. to examine, to look over, to assess, to check, to judge
See 看る
3. to look after, to attend to, to take care of, to keep an eye on
4. to experience, to meet with (misfortune, success, etc.)
Auxiliary verb, Usually in kana, after the -te form of a verb
5. to try ..., to have a go at ..., to give ... a try
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見える, える
Ichidan verb, Intransitive
1. to be seen, to be visible, to be in sight
2. to look, to seem, to appear
Honorific or respectful
3. to come
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見える, 謁える, まえる
Ichidan verb, Intransitive, Humble
1. to have an audience, to meet, to see
2. to face (an enemy), to confront
3. to serve (esp. as one's wife)
見方, かた
1. viewpoint, point of view, way of looking (at something), angle
2. way of appreciating (e.g. opera), way of understanding, how to read (a map, train timetable, etc.)
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May take 'no', Antonym: 左・ひだり
1. right, right-hand side
See 右に同じ
2. afore-mentioned (esp. in vertical Japanese writing), foregoing, forgoing, above
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組合, 組合い, くあい
association, union, guild
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見込, 見込, こみ
1. hope, promise, possibility, chance, probability, likelihood
2. expectation, anticipation, forecast, estimate
See 見付・みつけ・2
3. side of a structural member
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短い, 短かい, じかい
Antonym: 長い・1
1. short
2. brief
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Takes suru, Intransitive, Transitive
mistake, error, blunder
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1. Miss
2. unmarried woman
切る, 踏切る, ふきる
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to take off, to jump, to leap
2. to take the plunge, to decide, to embark on, to venture into, to launch out into
Sumo term
3. to step out of the ring
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見送る, おくる
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to see someone off (at a station, an airport, etc.), to escort (e.g. home)
2. to follow something with one's eyes until it is out of sight
3. to let pass, to pass up (an opportunity etc.), to let a pitch go by (baseball), to watch a batted ball go into the stands
4. to shelve (a plan, deliberation on a bill, etc.), to postpone
5. to have someone related or close to you die, to bury someone
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皇尊, 天皇, すめらこと, すべらこと
See 天皇・てんのう, Honorific or respectful, Archaism
Emperor of Japan
見込む, こむ
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to anticipate, to expect, to estimate, to count on, to allow for, to take into account
2. to place confidence in, to put trust in, to trust
3. to find promising, to see good prospects (in)
4. to set one's eye on (e.g. prey), to mark (e.g. as a victim), to hold spellbound
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見事, 美事, ごと
NA-adjective, Adverb
1. splendid, magnificent, excellent, fine, superb, beautiful, admirable
usu. 見事に
2. utter (esp. defeat), total, complete
3. something worth seeing, sight, spectacle
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見送り, おくり
1. seeing (someone) off, send-off
2. deferment, postponement, shelving
Baseball term
3. letting a pitch go by
Finance term
4. wait-and-see attitude
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味方, 身方, 御方, かた
May take 'no', Antonym: 敵・てき・1
1. friend, ally, supporter
Takes suru
2. taking sides with, supporting, standing by, backing up
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ナー, ゼナール, セナール, セ
ゼミナール is from German
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, 上下, かしも
1. samurai costume, old ceremonial costume
Only 上下, orig. meaning
2. top and bottom, up and down, high and low, above and below, upper and lower ends
見かける, 見掛ける, かける
Ichidan verb, Transitive
to (happen to) see, to notice, to catch sight of
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込む, ふこむ
Godan verb
1. to step into (e.g. someone else's territory), to break into, to raid
2. to come to grips with, to get to the core of
, ごみ箱, 護美箱, 塵箱, 芥箱, ゴばこ, ごみばこ
garbage can, rubbish bin, trash can, dustbin
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右下, ぎした
May take 'no'
lower right
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右上, ぎうえ
May take 'no'
upper right
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右足, 右脚, ぎあし, うそく
1. right foot
2. right leg
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, のかい
drinking party, get-together
込む, 包こむ, 包込む, つつこむ
Godan verb, Transitive
to wrap up
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右クリック, ぎクリック
Takes suru, Transitive, See 左クリック, Computer terminology
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賞味期限, しょうきげん
best-before date (on food), use-by date, expiry date, expiration date