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We found 3 grammar points, 254 words, 5 names, and 378 kanji matching 'そう'
Grammar point search: 3 matches
Word search: 254 matches
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1. so; really; seeming
2. appearing that; seeming that; looking like; having the appearance of  (after masu stem or adj-stem)
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noun, prefix
whole; all; general; gross; entire; overall
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noun, noun (suffix), counter
pair
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1. to run along; to run beside
2. to follow (a plan, etc.); to act in accordance with  (see also: 添う)
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1. in that way (concerning the actions of the listener or concerning the ideas expressed or understood by the listener; with a neg. sentence, implies that something isn't as much as one might think); thus; such  (see also: 斯う, ああ, 如何; often written with kana only)
interjection (kandoushi)
2. so (used to express agreement with something said)  (often written with kana only)
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Common name search: 5 matches
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そう   Sou   (male given name)
そう   Sou   (surname)
はやて   Hayate   (male given name)
そう   Sou   (male given name)
はやと   Hayato   (male given name)
かなで   Kanade   (female given name)
かな   Kana   (female given name)
そう   Sou   (male given name)
はじめ   Hajime   (male given name)
そう   Sou   (male given name)
Kanji search: 378 matches
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ソウ   ショウ    minister   あい- mutual   
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ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
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モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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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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stick   
ソウ   ソ    idea, thought   
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シン   こころ heart   
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ソウ    general, overall   
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コウ   おおやけ official, public   
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ハチ   katakana 'ha'; eight   や    よう eight   
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ム   private
シ   いと thread   
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ソウ   おく to send, to escort   
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relation
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eight
テン   あめ    あま- heaven   
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move
ソウ   サッ   early; fast   はや early   はやまる be hasty   はやめる to expedite, to hasten   
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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ソウ   あらそ to contend, to compete, to contest; to argue, to dispute   
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corner
slashed yo
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yo; yell
ソウ   はし run   
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シュウ   ソウ    religion, sect   
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ジ   シ   しめ to show   
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ニ   ふた    ふた two   
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ショウ   こ-    お-    ちいさい small   
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roof   
ソウ   くさ grass   
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grass   
ソウ   ショウ   よそお to wear; to pretend   
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ソウ    manly, strong   
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left side   じょう    しょう    
シ   samurai
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イ   ころも clothes   
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ソウ   まど window   
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ケツ   あな hole   
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ソウ    cadet   
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キョク   melody; curve   まがる to curve, to bend (intr)   まげる to twist (tr)   
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ソウ   かなでる to play an instrument   
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three men
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サン   み    みっ three   
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ソウ    a villa   
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ソウ   ほうむ to bury, inter   
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twenty; two hands   
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シ   death   し die   
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death
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セキ   ゆう night   
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katakana 'ta'
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さじ spoon   
ソウ   あ to meet (often with negative nuance); to encounter   
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ソウ   す a nest   
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しょう    こ    ちいさい small   
カ    result   はたす to carry out   は end, extremity   はてる to come to an end   
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デン   た rice field   
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ソウ   ゾ   formerly
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ソウ   さ to insert   
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シュ   て hand   
シン   もう to say   
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セン   1000; thousand   ち 1000   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   
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ソウ   も mourning   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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ソウ   くわ mulberry   
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again and a pair of agains
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また again   
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ソウ   ふた pair   
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ソウ   やせる to get thin   
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ill; illness
ソウ   さわやか refreshing   
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divination
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crossed swords
crossed swords
ソウ    vat, tank   
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ソウ    footprint, clue   
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ソク   あし foot; leg   た to add   た    たりる to be sufficient   
ソウ   も seaweed   
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ソウ   あら to wash, to bathe   
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スイ   みず water   
goods in the tree
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ヒン    elegance   しな goods   
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ソウ   しも frost   
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フ   あめ rain   
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ソウ    manic, anxious, noisy   
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ソウ   -   さ to insert   
Example search: 2927 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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