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, いえ
1. house, residence, dwelling
2. family, household
3. lineage, family name
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Usually in kana
1. house
May take 'no', See 内・うち・7
2. one's house, one's home, one's family, one's household
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, , や
Suffix, See パン屋, usu. 屋
1. (something) shop
See 殺し屋, usu. 屋, can be derog.
2. somebody who sells (something) or works as (something)
See 照れ屋
3. somebody with a (certain) personality trait
usu. 家
4. house
5. roof
んち, ん,
Expression, Suffix, Colloquialism, Usually in kana, from 〜のうち
's house, 's home
, け
house (e.g. of Tokugawa), family
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, か
Suffix, See 政治家, used after a noun indicating someone's occupation, pursuits, disposition, etc.
-ist, -er
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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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
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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
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古都, こと
ancient city, former capital
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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
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
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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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すべて, 全て, 総て, 凡て, 惣て, 渾て, 総べて
May take 'no', Usually in kana
1. everything, all, the whole
2. entirely, completely, wholly
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統べる, 総べる, すべる
Conjugated: すべて
Ichidan verb, Transitive
1. to rule over, to govern, to command, to control
2. to integrate, to consolidate, to unite, to incorporate
あり, 蟻, アリ
Usually in kana
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known as ちょうおん
long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana)
おばさん, 伯母さん, 叔母さん
Honorific or respectful, Familiar language, Usually in kana, 伯母さん is older than one's parent and 叔母さん is younger
おばさん, 小母さん
Familiar language, Usually in kana, vocative
old lady, ma'am