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教育, きょういく
Takes suru
1. education, schooling, training, instruction, teaching, upbringing
2. culture, cultivation
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1. indicates sentence subject (occasionally object)
2. indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions)
3. but, however, still, and
after the volitional form of a verb
4. regardless of, whether (or not)
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おろそか, 疎か
NA-adjective, See 疎かにする・おろそかにする, Usually in kana
negligent, neglectful, careless, remiss
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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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する, 為る
Conjugated: されて
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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される, 為れる
Conjugated: されて
Ichidan verb, Usually in kana, passive form of the verb する
1. to be done (to someone)
See 為る・する・1, Honorific or respectful, honorific form of the verb する
2. to do, to be doing
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去る, 避る, さる
Conjugated: されて
Godan verb, Intransitive
1. to leave, to go away
2. to pass, to elapse
3. to be distant
4. to send away, to drive off, to divorce
Auxiliary verb, after a -masu stem, esp. of a suru verb
5. to (do) completely
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くる, 来る, 來る
Conjugated: きた
1. to come (spatially or temporally), to approach, to arrive
Auxiliary verb, See 行って来る, Usually in kana, after the -te form of a verb
2. to come back, to do ... and come back
3. to come to be, to become, to get, to grow, to continue
4. to come from, to be caused by, to derive from
See と来たら
5. to come to (i.e. "when it comes to spinach ...")
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, きた
1. north
2. the North, northern territories
See 北朝鮮, Abbreviation
3. North Korea
4. north wind
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着る, 著る, きる
Conjugated: きた
Ichidan verb, Transitive
1. to wear (in modern Japanese, from the shoulders down), to put on
2. to bear (guilt, etc.)
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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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