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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申: to extend; 9th earthly branch

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申 shēn

noun
: to extend
: to state; to explain
: 9th earthly branch: 3-5 p.m., 7th solar month (7th August-7th September), year of the Monkey
: ancient Chinese compass point: 240°
: old name for Shanghai 上海

Kun Reading

申 | さる saru

noun
: ninth sign of Chinese zodiac (The Monkey, 3pm-5pm, west-southwest, July)

申す | もうす mousu

godan verb with su ending | transitive verb
: (Humble (kenjougo) language) to say; to be called
: (Humble (kenjougo) language) to do

申し | もうし moushi

interjection
: excuse me! (when calling out to someone)

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シン shin

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鹿: deer

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鹿 lù

noun | radical
: deer
: family name

Kun Reading

鹿 | しか shika OR か ka

noun
: deer (esp. the sika deer, Cervus nippon)

鹿 | しし shishi

noun
: (Archaism) beast (esp. one used for its meat, such as a boar or a deer)
: (Abbreviation) hunting (of animals such as boar, deer, etc.)

鹿 | かのしし kanoshishi

noun
: deer meat
: (Archaism) deer

鹿 | しかにく shikaniku

noun
: deer meat

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鹿 | ろく roku


: deer (esp. the sika deer, Cervus nippon)

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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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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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