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Grammar detail: verb stem + 方(かた)

verb stem + 方(かた) - way of doing ~
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verb stem
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かた
means
way of doing (verb)
This form is an extremely common way to turn a verb into a noun. Some of the standard uses of this form are very common words in their own right.
say
かた
way of saying, choice of words
きる
live
かた
way of living, lifestyle
かんが
える
think
かんが
かた
way of thinking, opinion
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Kanji used in this grammar

ホウ   かた way, direction   
ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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セイ   ショウ    life   なま raw   いかす to enliven   いきる to live   いける to arrange flowers   うまれる to be born   う to give birth to   き pure, undiluted   お to grow, to sprout   はえる to grow, to sprout   はやす to grow, cultivate   
コウ   かんがえる to think about, consider   
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