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  • Notice that 漢 is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫
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さぎし
詐欺師
あら
ひと
だますまえ
めかく
目隠
すなわち
ひと
だますテクニック
みが

A confidence man polishes his "hood winking" or "eye-washing" techniques before bilking a new victim.
Grammar and points of interest
Conjugations and inflections
Words and names
noun
swindler; imposter; crook; cheater
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new; fresh; novel
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noun
1. man; person
2. human being; mankind; people
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to trick; to cheat; to deceive
2. to coax; to wheedle; to soothe and humor (humour)  (see also: 宥め賺す)
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi), suffix
1. ago; before (some event); previously; (minutes) to (the hour)  (see also: )
2. in front (of); before (e.g. the house)
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1. something used to cover the eyes; blindfold; blinder; blinker; eye bandage
2. concealing one's home such that the interior cannot be seen from outside
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adverb, conjunction
that is; namely; i.e.  (often written with kana only)
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noun
technique
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'ku' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to polish; to shine; to brush (e.g. teeth)
2. to refine; to improve
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Kanji
サ    lie   
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ながらも although   -なが while   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
ニ   ふた    ふた two   
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stick   
ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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ギ   あざむ to deceive, cheat   
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キ   それ    その that   
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ケツ   か to lack   かける to be lacking   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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corner
シ    teacher; army   
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two mouths
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one turban
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キン    turban, scarf   
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シン   あたらしい    あら    にい- new   
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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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キン   axe
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カ   ゲ   した below, under   くだ to descend   さげる to lower, to reduce   
cliff
ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
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イン   かく to hide, to conceal   かくれる to hide, to be in hiding   
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claws a yo from your heart
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claw   つめ    
yo; yell
シン   こころ heart   
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hill   
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マ   みが to polish, grind   
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マ   flax; flux   あさ flax, hemp   
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リン   wood; trees   はやし wood   
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广
stony cliff
セキ   シャク   コク   いし stone   
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whereupon one
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   
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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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