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Example details

 
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かれ
ちちおや
父親
わって
じぎょう
事業
いとな
んでいる

He is managing the business for his father.
Grammar and points of interest
Conjugations and inflections
Words
pronoun
1. he; him
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4
2
noun
father
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3
1
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to succeed; to relieve; to replace  (esp. 替わる, 替る)
2. to take the place of; to substitute for; to take over for; to represent  (esp. 代わる, 代る)
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1
4
noun
1. project; enterprise; business; industry; operations; venture; service
2. act; deed; conduct  (see also: 仕業; this meaning is restricted to reading ことわざ)
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1
2
'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
to carry on (e.g. in ceremony); to run a business
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4
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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フ   ちち father   
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katakana 'ha'; eight
K
crossed swords
シン   おや parent   したしい close, intimate   したしむ to befriend, grow close to   
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stand in the tree
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リツ   リュウ   た to stand   たてる to build   
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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   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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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    
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legs
タイ   ダイ   かえる to replace, to exchange   かわる to be exchanged   よ the world   しろ substitute   
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shoot
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
ジ   ズ   こと thing; matter   
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ギョウ   ゴウ    profession, business, industry   わざ deed, act   
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almost lined up
grass   
ミ    not yet   
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エイ   occupied   いとな to be occupied with, to carry on (a business)   
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リョ   ロ    spine   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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2
classroom
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small
cover; covered   
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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