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  • Notice that 漢 is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫
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  • Alternatively, look for a component in the list. 氵 艹 口 each have three strokes; 夫 has four strokes
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Example details

 
かのじょ
彼女
その
ばん
とてもきれい
えた
じぶん
自分
むすめ
めた

She admired her daughter, who looked lovely that evening.
Grammar and points of interest
Conjugations and inflections
Words
1
pronoun
1. she; her
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0
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
1. evening
2. counter for nights
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0 3
1. very; awfully; exceedingly  (とっても is more emphatic; often written with kana only)
2. (not) at all; by no means; simply (cannot)  (before a negative form; often written with kana only)
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1
1. pretty; lovely; beautiful; fair  (often written with kana only)
2. clean; clear; pure; tidy; neat  (often written with kana only)
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2
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be seen; to be in sight
2. to look; to seem; to appear
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0
1. myself; yourself; oneself; himself; herself
2. I; me
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noun
1. (my) daughter
2. girl (i.e. a young, unmarried woman)  (see also: )
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2
ichidan verb, transitive verb
to praise; to admire; to speak well of someone
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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   
ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
バン    nightfall   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
メン   まぬかれる to escape, be exempted from   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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corner
legs
ケン   み to see   みえる to be seen; to appear   みせる to show   
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ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
ジ   シ   みずか self   
ブン   ブ   フン   わける to divide, to distinguish   わかる to understand   わかれる to be divided   わかつ to share, distribute   
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トウ   かたな sword   
katakana 'ha'; eight
むすめ daughter   
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リョウ   よ good   
ホウ   ほめる to praise   
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ホ   たも to protect, safeguard   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
ホウ   ボウ   amazed   あきれる to be amazed   ほうける    ほけ    ぼける to be befuddled or slow; to go senile   
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モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
イ   ころも clothes   
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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