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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呆: dull; stupid; foolish

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呆 dāi

adjective | verb
: foolish; stupid; expressionless; blank; to stay

Kun Reading

呆け | ぼけ boke

noun | suffix
: (Usually written using kana alone) idiot; fool; touched in the head (from); out of it (from); space case
: funny man (of a comedy duo); (in comedy) silly or stupid line
: Alzheimer’s (impol)

呆ける | ぼける bokeru

ichidan verb | intransitive verb
: to grow senile; to be childish with age
: to be mentally slow; to be befuddled

呆れる | あきれる akireru

ichidan verb | intransitive verb
: to be amazed; to be shocked; to be astonished; to be astounded; to be disgusted

呆ける | ほうける boukeru

ichidan verb | intransitive verb
: to grow senile; to be childish with age
: to be mentally slow; to be befuddled
: to become engrossed (in something)

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ホウ hou

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羽: feather

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羽 yǔ

radical
: feather; plume; wings
: 5th note in pentatonic scale

Kun Reading

羽 | わ wa OR ば ba OR ぱ pa

counter
: counter for birds and rabbits

羽 | は ha

羽 | はね hane

noun
: feather; plume; wing
: blade (fan, propeller, etc.)

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羽 | う u


: fifth degree (of the Japanese & Chinese pentatonic scale)

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單: single

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單 [单] dān

adjective | adverb
: bill; list; form
: single; only; sole
: odd number

單 [单] shàn

proper noun
: (Chinese surname)

Kun Reading

単 | ひとえ hitoe

noun | no-adjective
: one layer; single; one-fold

単に | たんに tanni

adverb
: one layer; single; one-fold

単なる | たんなる tannaru

pre-noun adjectival
: mere; simple; sheer

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単 | たん tan

prefix
: single; simple
: (Noun) (Abbreviation) singles (in tennis)
: (Abbreviation) winning system (as in horse racing)

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舛: mistaken; to oppose

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舛 chuǎn

radical
: mistaken; erroneous
: contradictory, oppose
: be discordant

Kun Reading

舛 OR 舞脚 | まいあし maiashi

noun
: kanji “dancing legs” radical (radical 136)

まい mai
ます masu
背く OR 叛く| そむく somuku

godan verb with ku ending | intransitive verb
: to run counter to; to go against; to disobey; to infringe

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ブ bu、 セン sen

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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

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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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