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降参, こうさん
Takes suru
1. surrender, submission, capitulation
2. being defeated (e.g. by a problem), giving up, giving in
降参するくらいなら死んだ方がましだ。
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する, 為る
Usually in kana
1. to do, to carry out, to perform
2. to cause to become, to make (into), to turn (into)
3. to serve as, to act as, to work as
4. to wear (clothes, a facial expression, etc.)
as 〜にする,〜とする
5. to judge as being, to view as being, to think of as, to treat as, to use as
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刷る, 摺る, する
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to print
2. to color or pattern fabric using a wooden mold
私達は招待状を50通刷りました。
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する, 掏る, スる
Godan verb, Transitive, See すり, Usually in kana
to pickpocket, to steal
電車でポケットの中にあるものをすられた。
擦る, 摩る, 磨る, 擂る, する
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to rub, to chafe, to strike (match), to file, to frost (glass)
2. to lose (e.g. a match), to forfeit, to squander one's money (e.g. through gambling, Pachinko, etc.)
石けんを付けてごしごしこすれば汚れが落ちます。
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剃る, そる, する
Godan verb, Transitive
to shave
お父さんがバスルームでひげを剃っている。
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くらい, ぐらい
Suffix, Particle, also written as 位
1. approximately, about, around, or so
2. to (about) the extent that, (almost) enough that, so ... that ..., at least
3. as ... as ..., like
悪くない。生活費くらいは十分稼げるよ。
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なら, なら
Auxiliary, hypothetical form of the copula だ, from なり and sometimes classed as a particle
1. if, in case, if it is the case that, if it is true that
Only なら
2. as for, on the topic of
Conjunction, See それなら, Colloquialism, Abbreviation
3. if that's the case, if so, that being the case
Only ならば
4. if possible, if circumstances allow
医者なら6桁の収入は珍しくない。
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奈良, なら
Nara (city, prefecture)
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なら, 楢, 柞, 枹
Usually in kana
oak (esp. Quercus serrata)