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Auxiliary verb, on non-五段 stem, e.g. 食べる→食べよう; indicates intention
1. (I) will, (I) shall
on non-五段 stem; indicates suggestion or invitation
2. let's
on non-五段 stem; indicates speculation
3. (I) wonder (if), might it be (that), maybe, perhaps, perchance
, よう
1. business, task, errand, engagement
2. use, purpose
Noun, used as a suffix
3. for the use of ..., used for ..., made for ...
See 用を足す・2
4. call of nature, excretion
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よう, 様
Noun, used as a suffix, See 様だ・1, Usually in kana, usu. after the -masu stem of a verb
1. appearing ..., looking ...
2. way to ..., method of ...ing
usu. after a noun
3. form, style, design
See 様だ・2
4. like, similar to
5. thing (thought or spoken)
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, 容, 貌, かたち, よう
Only 形, Only 容
1. form, shape, figure
2. visage
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, よう
1. Occident and Orient (esp. the Occident)
2. ocean, sea
3. foreign, Western, European
酔う, よう, えう
Godan verb, Intransitive
1. to get drunk, to become intoxicated
2. to feel sick (e.g. in a vehicle), to become nauseated
3. to be elated, to be exalted, to be spellbound, to be in raptures
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, よう
1. cornerstone, main point, keystone
2. requirement, need
Noun or verb acting prenominally
3. necessary, required
, よう
May take 'no'
1. (the) positive
Antonym: 陰・2
2. yang (in Chinese divination)
See 陰に陽に
3. the open, visible place, public place
, こし, よう
Counter, Archaism
1. counter for swords, hakama, obi, etc. worn around the waist
Only こし
2. counter for quivers of arrows
, 力代, よう, ちからしろ
See 力役・1, historical term
1. tax paid to avoid forced labor (ritsuryō period), tax in kind
Only よう, Obsolete term
2. mediocrity
よう, 良う, 善う, 能う, よー
Adverb, See 良く・1, Usually in kana
1. well, properly, skillfully
See 良く・2
2. often
expressing incredulousness, sarcasm, disapproval, etc.
3. how (could you), why (would you)
, よう
'taru' adjective, Adverb taking the 'to' particle, See 杳として
dark, not understood, unknown
よう, 癰
Usually in kana
, よう
Suffix, Counter
1. counter for leaves, pieces of paper, etc.
2. counter for boats
, よう
usu. as 幼にして
infancy, childhood, infant, child
, よう
See 俑を作る, historical term
terra-cotta figure (in Qin dynasty tombs in China)
, えき, やく, よう
1. benefit, use, good, advantage, gain
2. profit, gains
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よー, よう, よお
Interjection, Familiar language
1. hey, yo, hi
Particle, See よ・1, empathetic version of よ
2. come on
Particle, Conjunction
1. if, when
2. and
3. with
4. used for quoting (thoughts, speech, etc.)
See と金, Shogi term, Abbreviation
5. promoted pawn
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1. indicates sentence subject (occasionally object)
2. indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions)
3. but, however, still, and
after the volitional form of a verb
4. regardless of, whether (or not)
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