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儚い
hakanai
JLPT N3 Author: bamboo4
はかない
Meaning
hopeless, fleeting, transient, fickle
Unrequited (hopeless) love
See also
Phrases
Unrequited love
#1103 Author: bamboo4

The transient beauty of flowers
#6398 Author: EvilKyra

It was only an empty dream.
#6513 Author: ラブレス

vain efforts
#6514 Author: ラブレス

fleeting [ephemeral] happiness
#6515 Author: ラブレス

transient [short-lived] joy
#6516 Author: ラブレス

this transitory [evanescent] life
#6517 Author: ラブレス

The common people hope against hope that they might win in a lottery.
#6518 Author: ラブレス

Ephemeral life
#1104 Author: bamboo4

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