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, まえ
1. in front (of), before (e.g. a building), earlier, previously, prior, ago, (minutes) to (the hour)
May take 'no'
2. (the) front, frontal part, fore, head (e.g. of a line)
3. forward, ahead
4. (in the) presence (of), in front (of someone)
5. previous (e.g. page), prior (e.g. engagement), first (e.g. half), former (e.g. example)
私はバスの前の席に座った。
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, , 先き, さき
1. point, tip, end, nozzle
2. head (of a line), front
3. first, before, ahead (of)
4. (the way) ahead, beyond
May take 'no'
5. future
それから先の話を聞きたい。
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, ぜん
Noun, used as a prefix
1. last (i.e. immediately preceding), previous, ex-, former
before the name of an era
2. pre- (e.g. premodern)
Noun, used as a suffix, after a noun
3. before, earlier
私はバスの前の席に座った。
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Particle, See 乃, occasionally ん, orig. written 乃 or 之
1. indicates possessive
2. nominalizes verbs and adjectives
See が・1
3. substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases
often ん
4. (at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusion
Female term or language
5. (at sentence-end) indicates emotional emphasis
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やる, 遣る, 行る
Conjugated: やっている
Godan verb, Transitive, See する・1, Usually in kana, Colloquialism
1. to do, to undertake, to perform, to play (a game), to study
2. to send, to dispatch, to despatch
3. to put, to move, to turn (one's head, glance, etc.)
4. to give (esp. to someone of equal or lower status), to let have, to present, to bestow, to confer
5. to make (a vehicle) go faster
5ドルをやる。
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殺る, やる
Conjugated: やっている
Godan verb, Transitive, Colloquialism
to do someone in, to bump someone off
もう一度政治家を殺ってみたかったが出来なかった。
演る, やる
Conjugated: やっている
Godan verb, Transitive, See 演じる, often used in the popular music industry
to perform, to play, to act
やる, 犯る, ヤる
Conjugated: やっている
Godan verb, Transitive, Slang, Usually in kana
to have sex with
こと, 事, 縡, こん
Usually in kana
1. thing, matter
2. incident, occurrence, event, something serious, trouble, crisis
3. circumstances, situation, state of affairs
4. work, business, affair
5. after an inflectable word, creates a noun phrase indicating something the speaker does not feel close to
「U.F.Oとは何を表しているの」「未確認飛行物体のことだと思う」
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, 箏, 筝, こと, そう
1. koto (13-stringed Japanese zither)
Only こと, Archaism
2. stringed instrument
Only 箏, Only 筝
3. zheng (Chinese zither), guzheng
彼女は琴を弾くことがとても好きだ。
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古都, こと
ancient city, former capital
この古都に何か新しいものがあることは、だれでも知っている。
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, 殊, こと, け
Only こと, NA-adjective, Noun, used as a prefix, Archaism
1. difference (from one another), different thing, other
2. unusual, extraordinary
糊塗, こと
Takes suru
patching up (e.g. a failure), covering up (e.g. a mistake), glossing over
こと
Particle, particle always used at sentence-end
1. particle indicating a command
Female term or language, often as ことね
2. particle indicating mild enthusiasm
3. particle indicating a gentle interrogative
at sentence end as ことよ
4. particle used to soften a judgment or conclusion
, げん, こと
word, remark, statement
彼の言に従って行動するのはりこうではない。
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, 若, ごと, こと, もころ
Adverb, See 如し
like, similar to, same as
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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