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, おとこ, おっこ
Noun, used as a prefix, See 女・おんな・1
1. man, male
2. fellow, guy, chap, bloke
3. male lover, boyfriend
4. manliness, manly honor, manly honour, manly reputation
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, の子, おのこ
See 女の子・めのこ, Archaism
man, boy
, なん
Noun, used as a suffix, Counter
, だん
See 男性名詞, Linguistics terminology, Abbreviation
1. masculine noun
See 女・じょ・1, Rare
2. son
See 男爵・1
3. baron
4. man, male
, , 夫, 牡, お
Noun, used as a prefix, Noun, used as a suffix, See 雌・め・1
1. male
See 雄叫び
2. manly, brave, heroic
See 雄滝
3. larger (of the two), greater
4. man
5. husband
Particle, pronounced わ in modern Japanese
1. indicates sentence topic
2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
3. adds emphasis
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Pre-noun adjectival (rentaishi), See こんな, See そんな・1, See あんな
1. what kind of, what sort of
as どんな...でも, どんな...も, etc.
2. no matter what (kind of), whatever, any, all
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1. if ... then, when
often ...も...ば...も...
2. and
sentence final
3. why don't you...?
often ...ば...ほど
4. the more (one does something)
5. because, since
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仮名, 仮字, 假名, かな
See 真名・1
kana, Japanese syllabary (i.e. hiragana, katakana)
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かな, かな, かな, かな
Particle, at sentence end
1. I wonder
2. should I?, is it?
at sentence end; with a negative
3. I wish that, I hope that
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かな, 哉
Particle, Archaism, Usually in kana
how!, what!, alas!
, かね, かな
See お金
1. money
2. metal
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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, Transitive
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
, 出
Noun, used as a suffix
1. coming out, going out, outflow, efflux, rising (of the Sun or the Moon)
2. attending (work), appearing (on stage), one's turn to go on
3. start, beginning
4. origins, background, person (or item) originating from ..., graduate of ..., native of ..., member of ... (lineage)
5. architectural member that projects outward
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, にて
Particle, indicates location of action; にて is the formal literary form
1. at, in, when
indicates means of action
2. by, with
3. and then, so
Only で, See よ・1, at sentence-end; indicates certainty, emphasis, etc., Dialect: Kansai-ben
4. let me tell you, don't you know
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, い
Conjunction, Auxiliary, See ないで・1, Archaism, after a -nai stem
without doing ...
靄る, もやる
Conjugated: もやり
Godan verb, Intransitive
to become misty, to become hazy
モヤる, もやる
Conjugated: もやり
Godan verb, Intransitive, See もやもや・2, Colloquialism
to feel gloomy, to have doubts (e.g. about the future), to be at a loss (e.g. over what to do)