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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.
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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