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Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
See also: なりに
Usually written using kana alone
style, way, shape, form, appearance, state

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ON: ケイ, ギョウ KUN: かた, -がた, かたち, なり
shape, form, style

Stroke: 7 Grade: 2 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 1-4-3 FC: 1242.2

ON: タイ KUN: わざ.と
attitude, condition, figure, appearance, voice (of verbs)

Stroke: 14 Grade: 5 JLPT: N1 SKIP: 2-10-4 FC: 2233.3

Parts: (きみ) (なり) やり方 (やりかた) 仕事 (しごと) 為さい (なさい)
Do your work in your own way.

Parts: 物質 (ぶっしつ) 温度 (おんど) に因って (によって) (かたち) 変える (かえる)
Matter changes its form according to temperature.

Parts: 給料 (きゅうりょう) (かた) (わたし) (ドル) 前払い (まえばらい) 為れる (された)
I received a five hundred dollar advance on my pay.

Parts: 進行形 (しんこうけい) (ぶん) 動詞 (どうし) (けい) 詰まり (つまり) 現在分詞 (げんざいぶんし) となる
In a progressive tense sentence it becomes the -ing form verb, that is the present participle.

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