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Grammar detail: つまり

つまり - in other words, that is to say, in short
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そぼ
祖母
みみ
とお
つまり
みみ
すこ
ふじゆう
不自由

My grandmother is hard of hearing. In other words she is slightly deaf.
かれ
みっか
3日
つまり
ろくがつ
6月
とうか
10日
しゅっぱつ
出発
します

They are leaving in three days, that is to say June 10th.
つまりcan take first position in a sentence, where the context is already known by participants in the interaction.
つまり
ちち
はは
より
さい
としうえ
年上
です
That is, Father is two years older than Mother.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ソ    ancestor   
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ボ   はは mother   
ジ   みみ ear   
エン   オン   far away   とお far   
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ショウ   すこ a little   すくない few   
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フ   ブ    not   
ジ   シ   みずか self   
ユ   ユウ   ユイ   よし reason   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
ゴ   コウ   のち    あと afterwards   うし behind   おくれる be late   
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ガツ   ゲツ   つき month; moon   
シュツ   スイ   だ to take out, to put out   で to go out, to exit   
ハツ   ホツ    emission, discharge   
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フ   ちち father   
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サイ   セイ    X years old, year-end   
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ネン   とし year   
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ジョウ   ショウ   うえ above   うわ- above   あげる to raise   あがる to rise   かみ first half, upper part   のぼ to climb   のぼせる to bring up, to raise   のぼ to bring up   
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