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  • Notice that 漢 is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫
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We found 2 grammar points, 184 words, 5 names, and 164 kanji matching 'さん'
Grammar point search: 2 matches
Word search: 184 matches
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suffix
1. Mr.; Mrs.; Miss; Ms.; -san  (see also: ; after a person's name (or position, etc.); honorific; familiar language)
2. makes words more polite (usu. in fixed expressions)  (see also: ご苦労さん; usu. after a noun or na-adjective prefixed with お- or ご-; polite (teineigo) language)
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noun
1. acid
2. sourness; sour taste
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numeric
1. three  (参 is used in legal documents)
prefix
2. tri-
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noun
1. praise; tribute
2. inscription (on a painting)
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suffix
1. Mt.; Mount  (after the name of a mountain)
2. Mt.; Mount  (see also: 山号; after a temple's honorific mountain name)
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Common name search: 5 matches
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みのやま   Minoyama   (surname)
かみ   Kami   (surname)
そう   Sou   (surname)
ちゃん   Chan   (surname)
たいよう   Taiyou   (male given name)
Kanji search: 164 matches
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サン   み    みっ three   
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サン   やま mountain   
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サン    giving birth; products   う to give birth to   うまれる to be born   うぶ- newborn   
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standing on the cliff
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リツ   リュウ   た to stand   たてる to build   
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cliff
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   
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サン   まい to visit, go, come   
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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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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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ム   private
fur, bristles, beard   
サン    calculate   
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twenty; two hands   
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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stick   
ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
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チク   たけ bamboo   
サン   ちらす to scatter, to distribute   ちらかす to scatter around   ちらかる to be in disorder   ち to fall (leaves etc)   
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ぼく strike   
ガツ   ゲツ   つき month; moon   
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キョウ   とも together   
サン   す acid, sour   
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sake flask   とり sign of the bird   
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西
セイ   サイ   にし west   
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license to go
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イン    license   
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legs
go
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サン    agreement, praise   
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フ   フウ   おっと husband   
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ニ   ふた    ふた two   
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かい shellfish   
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ハチ   katakana 'ha'; eight   や    よう eight   
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サン   ザン   みじ miserable, wretched   
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シン   こころ heart   
サン   かさ umbrella   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
サン    scaffold   
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モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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three spears
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spear; javelin
サク    fence, paling   
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サツ   サク    volume   
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wide
サン    coral; centimeter   
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オウ    king   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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サン    dining   
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ショク   ジキ    food   たべる to eat   く to eat   
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リョウ   よ good   
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death
また again   
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サン    compilation   
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シ   いと thread   
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セン   ゼン   サン   えら to choose   
サン   かいこ silkworm   
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テン   あめ    あま- heaven   
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チュウ   むし insect   
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dot   
チュウ   ジュウ   なか middle   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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サン    brilliant, resplendent   
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カ   fire   ひ    ほ-    
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eight
polished   
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ベイ   マイ   こめ rice   
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サン    ceremonial cup   
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サン    agreement; praise   
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セン   さき ahead   
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whereupon by the ground
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   
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サン   き to make fire by rubbing sticks   
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キン   コン   かね gold; money   
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サン    calculate   
サン   かさ umbrella   
サン   かし cook (eg rice)   かまど kitchen range   
uneven
サン   まい to visit, go, come   
-   さん    ざん    みじめ miserable, wretched   
サン   -   かいこ silkworm   
サン    scaffold   
Example search: 2488 matches
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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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