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Example details

 
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かれ
ひょうはく
漂泊
るろう
流浪
すえ
きた
くなった

After wandering around, he died in the north of the country.
Grammar and points of interest
Words and names
pronoun
1. he; him
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roaming; drifting about; wandering
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vagrancy; wandering; nomadism
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noun
1. tip; top  (see also: )
noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
2. end; close (e.g. close of the month)
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noun
northern land
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to die
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Kanji
ヒ   かれ he   
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step
ヒ   かわ skin, leather   
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stick   
cliff
また again   
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ヒョウ   ただよ to drift about, float   
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ヒョウ    ballot, slip of paper   
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west
ジ   シ   しめ to show   
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ニ   ふた    ふた two   
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ショウ   こ-    お-    ちいさい small   
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スイ   みず water   
ハク   とまる to stay, to lodge overnight   とめる to give lodgings   
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ハク   ビャク   しろ white   しろ    しら-    
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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ル   リュウ   ながれる to flow   なが to pour out, to flush    
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private lidded river
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private lidded
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ム   private
lid
セン   かわ river   
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ロウ    wandering   
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リョウ   よ good   
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マツ   バツ   すえ end   
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ホク   きた north   
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さじ spoon   
left side   じょう    しょう    
チ   ジ    ground   
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ヤ   to be
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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ボウ   モウ   dead   な to be deceased, to have ceased to be   
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shelf
More info on this sentence: Google Japan ⇗ Sentence translate
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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