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言う, 云う, 謂う, いう, ゆう
Godan verb
1. to say, to utter, to declare
2. to name, to call
Only 言う
3. to go (e.g. "the alarm went ping"), to make a noise
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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
羽蟻, はあり, はねあり
winged ant, flying ant
ます, 鱒, マス
Usually in kana
trout, sea trout
Auxiliary verb, Polite
1. used to indicate respect for the listener (or reader)
Archaism, Humble
2. used to indicate respect for those affected by the action
増す, ます
Godan verb, Intransitive, Transitive
to increase, to grow
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, 枡, 桝, 斗, ます, マス
1. measuring container, measure
2. box (seating at a theatre, etc.)
esp. マス
3. square on a grid, cell of a grid
Only 斗
4. square bearing block (at the top of a pillar)
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在す, 坐す, います, ます
Yodan verb, Intransitive, Honorific or respectful, Archaism
1. to be
2. to go, to come
Particle, at sentence end
1. indicates a question
after each alternative
2. or, whether or not
See 何か・1, after an interrogative
3. some- (e.g. something, someone)
indicates doubt, uncertainty, etc.; sometimes after other particles
4. hmm, huh
Prefix, See か弱い, emphatic prefix; usu. before an adjective
5. very
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