甲: first heavenly stems; armor

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甲 jiā

noun
: first of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干; (used for an unspecified person or thing)
: first (in a list, as a party to a contract etc)
: letter “A” or roman “I” in list “A, B, C”, or “I, II, III”, etc
: armor plating; shell or carapace; (of the fingers or toes) nail; bladed leather or metal armor (old)
: ranking system used in the Imperial examinations (old)
: civil administration unit (old)
: ancient Chinese compass point: 75°

Kun Reading

甲 OR 兜 | かぶと kabuto

noun
: helmet (of armor); headpiece

甲 | きのえ kinoe

noun
: first sign of the Chinese calendar

甲 OR 鎧 | よろい yoroi

noun
: armor

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甲 | こう kou

noun
: carapace; shell
: 1st in rank; grade A
: instep; back of hand
: the A party (e.g. in a contract); the first party

甲 | かん kan

noun
: treble range (in Japanese music); high note

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借: lend; borrow

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借 jiè

verb
: to lend; to borrow
: by means of
: to take (an opportunity)

藉 [借] jiè

verb | noun
: sleeping mat
: to placate
: variant of 借

藉 jí


: to insult; to walk all over (somebody)

Kun Reading

借り | かり kari

noun
: borrowing; debt; loan

借る | かる karu

godan verb with ru ending | transitive verb
: (Kansai dialect) to borrow; to have a loan
: to rent; to hire

借りる | かりる kariru

ichidan verb | transitive verb
: to borrow; to have a loan
: to rent; to hire

藉す OR 貸す | かす kasu

godan verb with su ending | transitive verb
: to lend; to loan
: to rent out; to hire out

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借 | シャク shaku

藉 | セキ seki、 ジャク jaku

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向: towards

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向 xiàng

preposition | adverb
: towards
: to face; to turn towards
: direction
: to support; to side with
: shortly before; formerly
: always; all along

嚮 [向] xiàng

preposition
: to tend toward; to guide
: variant of 向

Kun Reading

向き | むき muki

na-adjective | noun | noun suffix
: direction; orientation; aspect; situation; exposure; suitability; tendency

向く | むく muku

godan verb with ku ending
: to face
: to turn toward
: to be suited to; to be fit for

向け | むけ muke

noun suffix
: intended for …; oriented towards …; aimed at …

向い | むかい mukai

no-adjective | noun
: facing; opposite; across the street; other side

向う | むかう mukau

godan verb with ku ending | intransitive verb
: to face
: to go towards

向ける | むける mukeru

ichidan verb | transitive verb
: to turn towards; to point

向こう | むこう mukou

noun
: opposite side; other side; opposite direction
: over there; that way; far away; beyond
: the other party; the other person
: future (starting now)

向ける | むける mukeru

ichidan verb | transitive verb
: to turn towards; to point

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コウ kou

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光: light

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光 guāng

noun | adjective | adverb
: light; ray; brightness; shine
: only; merely
: to use up

Kun Reading

光 | ひかり hikari

noun
: light

光る | ひかる hikaru

godan verb with ru ending | intransitive verb
: to shine; to glitter; to be bright

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コウ kou

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球: ball

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球 qíu

noun
: ball; sphere; globe
: ball game; match

Kun Reading

球 | たま tama

noun
: ball; sphere; globe; orb
: bead (of sweat, dew); drop; droplet
: ball (in sports)
: pile (of noodles)
: bullet
: bulb (i.e. a light bulb)
: lens (of glasses)
: bead (of an abacus)
: (Slang) balls (i.e. a testicle)
: gem; jewel (esp. spherical; sometimes used figuratively); pearl
: female entertainer (e.g. a geisha)
: (Derogatory) person (when commenting on their nature); character
: item, funds or person used as part of a plot; () egg
: coin
: precious; beautiful; excellent

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球 | きゅう kyuu

noun
: (Mathematical term) sphere; () counter for balls (in baseball)

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安: peaceful, quiet

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安 ān


: content; calm; still; quiet
: safe; secure
: in good health
: to find a place for; to install
: to fix; to fit
: to bring (a charge against somebody)
: to pacify
: to harbor (good intentions)
: security; safety
: peace
: ampere

Kun Reading

安 | やす yasu

prefix | suffix
: cheap
: (Prefix) rash; thoughtless; careless; indiscreet; frivolous

安い | やすい yasui

adjective
: cheap; inexpensive
: calm; peaceful; quiet

安く | やすく yasuku

adverb
: inexpensively

安んじる | やすんじる yasunjiru

ichidan verb | intransitive verb
: to be contented; to be at ease

安 | やす yasu

prefix | suffix
: cheap

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アン an

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楚: distinct

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楚 chǔ

proper noun
: distinct; clear
: orderly
: pain; suffering
: deciduous bush used in Chinese medicine (genus Vitex)
: punishment cane (old)

Kun Reading

楚 | しもと shimoto

noun
: switch (flogging implement made from a branch)

楚 | すわい suwai OR すわえ suwae

noun
: (Archaism) switch (long, tender shoot of a plant)
: switch (cane used for flogging)

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ソ so
ショ shou

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