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Point of interest: 教える(おしえる)

POI
教える(おしえる) - teach, tell, show
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The verb
おし
える is usually given the English definition 'teach'. However, it can actually take on the meaning 'say', 'tell' or 'show' in various contexts, and is often a better and more accurate choice than the verbs usually given those definitions (
う (say),
はな
す (speak),
せる show).
For example:
せんせい
先生
なん
った
おし
えて

Tell me what the teacher said.
なまえ
名前
おし
えて
ください
Please tell me your name.
かた
おし
えてくれる

Could you tell me how to say it?
つく
かた
おし
えてくれます

Can you show me how to make it?

Kanji used in this point of interest

キョウ   おしえる to teach   おそわる to be taught   
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ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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ワ   はな to talk   はなし talking   
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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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セン   さき ahead   
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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   
カ   なに    なん what?   
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メイ   ミョウ   な name   
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ゼン   まえ before   
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ホウ   かた way, direction   
サク   サ   つく to make   
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