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契約, けいやく
Takes suru, Transitive
contract, compact, agreement
契約はかなりいいかげんなものだった。
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Particle, pronounced わ in modern Japanese
1. indicates sentence topic
2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
3. adds emphasis
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ある, 有る, 在る
Conjugated: あって
Godan verb, Intransitive, See 居る・いる・1, Usually in kana, usu. of inanimate objects
1. to be, to exist, to live
2. to have
3. to be located
4. to be equipped with
5. to happen, to come about
悪いけどほかに用事があるの。
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あう, 会う, 逢う, 遭う, 遇う
Conjugated: あって
Godan verb, Intransitive, 逢う is often used for close friends, etc. and may be associated with drama or pathos; 遭う may have an undesirable nuance
1. to meet, to encounter, to see
Usually in kana, esp. 遭う when in kanji
2. to have an accident, to have a bad experience
前に彼にあったのを覚えている。
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合う, あう, おう
Conjugated: あって
Godan verb, Intransitive
1. to come together, to merge, to unite, to meet
2. to fit, to match, to suit, to agree with, to be correct
3. to be profitable, to be equitable
Auxiliary verb, after the -masu stem of a verb
4. to do ... to each other, to do ... together
このチョッキは前が合わない。
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泣き, なき
weeping, lamenting
見つけた人がもらう人、なくした人は泣きをみる。
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なき, 無き
Noun or verb acting prenominally, Suffix, See 無い・1, Usually in kana, often used after one word to modify another, e.g. soulless body
-less, lacking, non-existing
この遣り場なき怒りをどこにぶつければいいのか。
亡き, なき
Pre-noun adjectival (rentaishi)
the late, the deceased
ある女性が、帽子をかぶって写っている亡き旦那の写真をカメラマンの元へ持っていった。