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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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くじら
うみ
きょだい
巨大
ほにゅうるい
哺乳類
である
The whale is a very large mammal which lives in the sea.
Grammar and points of interest
Conjugations and inflections
Words and names
noun
whale (Cetacea spp.)  (often written with kana only)
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noun
sea; ocean; waters
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'mu' godan verb, intransitive verb
to live (of humans); to reside; to inhabit; to dwell; to abide  (see also: 棲む)
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huge; gigantic; enormous
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noun
mammal; mammalian
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be; is  (see also: , であります; formal or literary copula)
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Kanji
ゲイ   くじら whale   
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キョウ   ケイ    capital   
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ショウ   こ-    お-    ちいさい small   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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lid
ギョ   さかな    うお fish   
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corner
デン   た rice field   
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fire
カイ   うみ ocean   
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スイ   みず water   
マイ   every, each
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
ボ   はは mother   
ジュウ   す to live, to dwell   すまう to live (concept)   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
シュ   ス   master   ぬし landlord   おも main   
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オウ    king   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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dot   
キョ    huge   
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side open box
ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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ホ    raise   
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ホ    the first time   
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ヨウ   もちいる to use   
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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stick   
ニュウ   milk   ち    ちち breasts   
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second   おつ    
nourishment   
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シ   ス   こ child   
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claw   つめ    
ルイ   たぐ kind, type   
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ページ page, leaf of a book   
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whereupon one
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   
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かい shellfish   
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ハチ   katakana 'ha'; eight   や    よう eight   
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ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
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ベイ   マイ   こめ rice   
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eight
モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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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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