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引退, いんたい
Takes suru
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する, 為る
Usually in kana
1. to do, to carry out, to perform
2. to cause to become, to make (into), to turn (into)
3. to serve as, to act as, to work as
4. to wear (clothes, a facial expression, etc.)
as 〜にする,〜とする
5. to judge as being, to view as being, to think of as, to treat as, to use as
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刷る, 摺る, する
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to print
2. to color or pattern fabric using a wooden mold
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する, 掏る, スる
Godan verb, Transitive, See すり, Usually in kana
to pickpocket, to steal
擦る, 摩る, 磨る, 擂る, する
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to rub, to chafe, to strike (match), to file, to frost (glass)
2. to lose (e.g. a match), to forfeit, to squander one's money (e.g. through gambling, Pachinko, etc.)
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剃る, そる, する
Godan verb, Transitive
to shave
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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
1. at (place, time), in, on, during
2. to (direction, state), toward, into
3. for (purpose)
4. because of (reason), with
5. by, from
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Particle, Conjunction
1. and, besides, moreover, what's more, not only ... but also
usu. indicates one of several reasons
2. because, since
at sentence end; gives reason for an unstated but deducible conclusion
3. the thing is, for one thing
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Auxiliary, See 選ばれし者・えらばれしもの, See た・1, Archaism, literary form of 〜た
did, (have) done
あずさ, 梓, , アズサ
Only あずさ, Only アズサ, See 夜糞峰榛, Usually in kana
1. Japanese cherry birch (Betula grossa)
See キササゲ
2. yellow catalpa (Catalpa ovata)
See 赤芽柏・1
3. Japanese mallotus (Mallotus japonicus)
4. printing block
See 梓弓, Abbreviation
5. catalpa bow
ぎし, 羊蹄, ようてい, のね, , ギシギシ
Usually in kana
Japanese dock (plant) (Rumex japonicus)
Auxiliary verb, See だ・2, だ after certain verb forms; indicate past or completed action
1. did, (have) done
See だ・3, indicates mild imperative
2. (please) do