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, あに
older brother, elder brother
, けい
Pronoun, Familiar language, Honorific or respectful, Male term, epistolary style referring to a male who is one's equal or superior
1. you
2. Mr, Mister
See 兄・あに, orig. meaning
3. older brother, elder brother
, にい
Noun, used as a suffix, See お兄さん・1, Familiar language
older brother, elder brother
, 首, 氏上, このかみ
See 長男, Archaism
1. eldest son
2. older brother, older sister
3. older person
See 氏上
4. head of a clan, head of a region
5. skilled craftsman
Particle, pronounced わ in modern Japanese
1. topic marker particle
2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
3. adds emphasis
カヴァ, カバ
1. kava (Piper methysticum), cava, kavakava
See エスプモーソ
2. cava, Spanish sparkling wine
かば, 河馬, かわうま, カバ
Usually in kana
hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
かば, 樺, 桜皮, かんば, かにわ, カバ
Usually in kana
birch (esp. Japanese white birch)
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