無: not; lack; -less

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無 [无] wú

adjective
: not to have
: no; none; not; negative
: to lack
: un-; -less

Kun Reading

無い | ない nai

adjective
: (Usually written using kana alone) nonexistent; not being (there)
: unpossessed; unowned; not had
: unique
: indicates negation, inexperience, unnecessariness or impossibility; (Auxiliary adjective) (after the ren’youkei form of an adjective) not …
: (after the -te form of a verb) to not be…; to have not …

無し | なし nashi

noun | noun suffix
: without

無き | なき naki

noun or verb acting prenominally | suffix
: -less (often used after one word to modify another, e.g. soulless body); lacking; non-existing

無げ | なげ nage

na-adjective
: appearing as if something doesn’t exist; casual; offhand

On Reading

無 | ぶ bu

prefix
: un-; non-
: bad …; poor …

無 | む mu

noun
: nothing; naught; nought; nil; zero
: (Prefix) un-; non-

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求: to seek; to beg

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求 qíu

verb
: to seek; to look for
: to request; to demand; to beseech; to plead

Kun Reading

求む | もとむ motomu

godan verb with mu ending | transitive verb
: to want; to seek; to request

求め | もとめ motome

noun
: request; appeal; claim; demand
: purchase

求める | もとめる motomeru

ichidan verb | transitive verb
: to want; to wish for
: to request; to demand
: to seek; to search for; to pursue (pleasure); to hunt (a job)
: (Polite language) to purchase; to buy

求むる | もとむる motomuru

godan verb with ru ending | transitive verb
: to want; to seek; to request

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キュウ kyuu
グ gu

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凡: ordinary; common; all

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凡 fán

conjunction
: ordinary; commonplace; mundane
: temporal
: of the material world (as opposed to supernatural or immortal levels)
: every; all; whatever
: altogether
: gist; outline
: note of Chinese musical scale

Kun Reading

凡て OR 全て | すべて subete

no-adjective | adverbial noun | noun
: all; the whole; entirely; in general; wholly; overall

凡そ | およそ oyoso

adverb | noun
: about; roughly; as a rule; approximately

凡 | おおよそ ooyoso

adverb | noun
: about; roughly; as a rule; approximately

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凡 | ぼん bon OR はん han

na-adjective | noun
: mediocrity

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商: commerce; merchant; quotient

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商 shāng

noun
: commerce, business, trade
: merchant; dealer
: to consult
: quotient
: 2nd note in pentatonic scale
: the Shang dynasty, 16th to 11th century BC

Kun Reading

商い | あきない akinai

noun
: trade; business; trading; dealing

商う | あきなう akinau

godan verb with u ending | transitive verb
: to trade in (commercial goods); to deal in; to sell

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商 | しょう shou

noun | noun suffix
: (Mathematical term) quotient
: dealing; dealer; store
: second degree (of the Japanese & Chinese pentatonic scale)
: Shang (dynasty of China)

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午: noon

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午 wǔ

noun
: to burn; to ignite; to light
: fig. to spark off (hopes); to start (debate); to raise (hopes)

Kun Reading

午 | うま uma

noun
: seventh sign of Chinese zodiac (The Horse, 11am-1pm, south, May)

午 | ひる hiru

adverbial noun | temporal noun
: noon; midday

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ゴ go

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