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略語, りゃくご
abbreviation, acronym
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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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決まって, 極まって, 決って, きまって
always, without fail, invariably, usually, regularly
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普通, ふつう
May take 'no', NA-adjective
1. normal, ordinary, regular, usual, common, average
2. normally, ordinarily, usually, generally, commonly
See 普通列車, Abbreviation
3. local train, train that stops at every station
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多く, おおく
Adverb, May take 'no'
1. many, much, plenty, a lot
2. majority (of), greater part (of)
3. mostly, mainly, chiefly, usually, often
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たいてい, 大抵, 大てい
NA-adjective, Adverb, Usually in kana
1. mostly, ordinarily, usually, generally
2. probably
May take 'no'
3. most, almost all
before a neg. form
4. ordinary
usu. as 〜にする
5. proper, appropriate, moderate
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常時, じょうじ
1. usually, ordinarily, always
May take 'no'
2. continuous, 24-hour (operation, care, etc.), constant, always on
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通常の場合, つうじょうのばあい
平素は, へいそは
usually, ordinarily, in the past
通常なら, つうじょうなら
usually, under usual circumstances
常々, 常常, つねづね
always, usually
なべて, 並べて, 並て
Adverb, Usually in kana
in general, generally, usually
大概, たいがい
1. generally, mainly, usually, normally, mostly, for the most part
May take 'no'
2. nearly all, almost all
3. gist, summary, outline, main idea
See 大概にする
4. staying within bounds, not overdoing (something), not getting carried away, not going too far, being moderate
5. probably, perhaps, in all likelihood
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普通に, ふつうに, フツーに
Only ふつうに, Adverb, See 普通・2
1. normally, ordinarily, usually, generally, commonly
Colloquialism, used when giving a positive assessment, esp. of something that exceeds expectations
2. by anyone's standards, by normal standards, sufficiently, actually, genuinely, truly
describes an action
3. without any issues, without any difficulty, (surprisingly) well, just fine, naturally
普段, ふだん
May take 'no', orig. written as 不断
1. usual, normal, everyday, habitual, ordinary
2. usually, normally, generally, habitually, always
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通例, つうれい
May take 'no'
1. custom, general rule, convention
2. usually, generally, as a rule
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without gaps, closely packed, always, usually, often, frequently, continuously
仮名, 仮字, 假名, かな
See 真名・1
kana, Japanese syllabary (i.e. hiragana, katakana)
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和字, 倭字, わじ
1. native Japanese characters (i.e. hiragana and katakana), kana
See 国字・3
2. kanji created in Japan (as opposed to China), Japanese-made kanji
大和文字, やまともじ
See 唐文字
Japanese syllabary symbols, kana
あいうえお, アイウエオ
See あいうえお順・あいうえおじゅん
Japanese syllabary, kana, aiueo
国字, こくじ
1. official writing system of a country, official script
2. kana (as opposed to kanji), Japanese syllabary
3. kanji created in Japan (as opposed to China), Japanese-made kanji
つまり, 詰まり, 詰り
Adverb, Usually in kana
1. that is to say, in other words, I mean, that (this, it) means
2. in short, in brief, to sum up, ultimately, in the end, in the long run, when all is said and done, what it all comes down to, when you get right down to it, basically
3. clogging, obstruction, stuffing, (degree of) blockage
4. shrinkage, conclusion
5. dead end, corner
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詰まる, つまる
Conjugated: つまり
Godan verb, Intransitive
1. to be packed (with), to be full (space, schedule, etc.)
See 鼻が詰まる
2. to be blocked (road, pipe, nose, etc.), to be clogged, to be plugged up
3. to shorten (width, interval, etc.), to shrink (shirt, word form, etc.), to narrow
See 言葉に詰まる, See 気の詰まる・きのつまる, often in the form …につまる
4. to be at a loss, to be hard pressed
See 詰まる所・つまるところ
5. to end up, to be settled
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