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, ほう
1. direction, way, side, area (in a particular direction)
often 私の方, あなたの方, etc.
2. side (of an argument, etc.), one's part
3. type, category
4. field (of study, etc.)
5. indicates one side of a comparison, method, manner, means
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, , 状, さま
Suffix, Honorific or respectful, after a person's name (or position, etc.)
1. Mr., Mrs., Miss, Ms.
See お粗末さまでした, Polite, usu. after a noun or na-adjective prefixed with お- or ご-
2. makes a word more polite (usu. in fixed expressions)
3. state, situation, appearance, manner
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, かた
also ほう
1. direction, way
Honorific or respectful
2. person, lady, gentleman
Noun, used as a suffix
3. method of, manner of, way of
4. care of ...
also がた
5. person in charge of ...
, がた
Suffix, Honorific or respectful, pluralizing suffix
1. Sirs, Mesdames
also かた
2. around (the time that, etc.), about
, , へ, べ, え
Only へ, Only べ, Archaism
1. surrounding area
2. shore (of the sea)
Suffix, esp. え,べ
3. suffix used as a rough indicator of location, direction, time, etc.
あれ, 彼, 彼れ, あ
Pronoun, See これ・1, See それ・1, See どれ・1, Usually in kana, indicating something distant from both speaker and listener (in space, time or psychologically), or something understood without naming it directly
1. that, that thing
used to refer to one's equals or inferiors
2. that person
3. then, that time
4. that place (over there)
Only あれ, Colloquialism
5. down there (i.e. one's genitals)
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あれ, あれ, あれ, あれ
Interjection, indicates surprise, suspicion, etc.
1. huh?, eh?, what?, oh, hey!, look!, listen!
Only あれえ, Only あれー, Female term or language
2. help!
荒れる, あれ
Conjugated: あれ
Ichidan verb, Intransitive
1. to be stormy, to be rough
2. to be rough (of skin), to be chapped
3. to be ruined, to fall into ruin
4. to be in a bad temper, to lose one's temper
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荒れ, あれ
stormy weather, tempest, chaps (of skin)
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, 吾, 吾れ, 我れ, われ, わ, あれ, あ, わぬ, わろ
1. I, me
Only われ, Only わ
2. oneself
3. you
Prefix, also 和
4. prefix indicating familiarity or contempt
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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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まさに, 正に, 将に, 当に
Adverb, Usually in kana, esp. 正に when in kanji
1. exactly, surely, certainly, just
2. right then, just then, at that moment
esp. 将に when in kanji
3. just (about to), on the verge (of doing or happening)
esp. 当に when in kanji
4. duly, naturally
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