箏: zither; kite

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箏 [筝] zhēng

noun
: guzheng or long zither; long zither with 13 to 16 strings, developed from guqin 古琴 during Tang and Song times
: stringed musical instrument
: Japanese koto
: kite

Kun Reading

箏 OR 琴 | こと koto

noun
: koto (13-stringed Japanese zither)
: (Archaism) stringed instrument
: zheng (Chinese zither); guzheng

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箏 | そう sou

noun
: koto (13-stringed Japanese zither)
: zheng (Chinese zither); guzheng

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爭: to dispute

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爭 [争] zhēng

verb
: to dispute; to argue or debate
: to strive for; to vie for
: deficient or lacking (dialect)
: how or what (literary)

Kun Reading

争う | あらそう arasou

godan verb with u ending | intransitive verb
: to compete; to contest; to contend
: to quarrel; to argue; to dispute; to be at variance; to oppose
: (usu. in negative form) to deny (e.g. evidence)

争う | あらがう aragau

godan verb with u ending | intransitive verb
: to go against; to fight against; to oppose; to resist; to deny

争い | あらそい arasoi

noun
: dispute; strife; quarrel; dissension; conflict; rivalry; contest

争で | いかで ikade

adverb
: how

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ソウ sou

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竿: bamboo pole

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竿 gān


: bamboo pole
: penis

Kun Reading

竿 | さお sao

noun
: rod; pole
: neck (of a shamisen, etc.); shamisen
: beam (i.e. the crossbar of a balance)
: single line (esp. as a flying formation for geese)
: (Slang) penis; (Counter) counter for flags (on poles); counter for long, thin Japanese sweets (e.g. youkan)

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竿 | かん kan

suffix | counter
: counter for poles, rods, etc.

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Pantone Spring 2016 Fashion Report

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Transporting and Transformative Canvas

This season’s unisex colors gravitate toward a calming and peaceful palette, which pays homage to the beauty of natural resources. The tones encourage relaxation, curiosity and exploration. The vibrant colors that are simultaneously quieting and classic “transports us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves,” according to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute™

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