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We found 179 words, 1 kanji, and 150 examples matching '改'
Word search: 179 matches
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noun (suffix)
revision
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1. betterment; improvement
2. kaizen (Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement)  (often written カイゼン; often written with kana only)
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revision; amendment; alteration
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reform; reformation; innovation
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to change; to alter; to revise; to replace  (see also: 改まる; this meaning is restricted to form 改める, 革める)
2. to reform; to correct; to mend; to improve  (this meaning is restricted to form 改める, 革める)
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Kanji search: 1 match
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カイ   あらためる to reform   あらたまる to be renewed; to be formal   
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ぼく strike   
コ   キ   おのれ self   
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あやま
あらため
むるにはばかることなかれ
It's never too late to make amends.
せいふ
政府
こん
こっかい
国会
かいせいあん
改正案
ていしゅつ
提出
みおく
見送
ほうしん
方針
かた
めた
こと
かんげい
歓迎
する
いっぽう
一方
こいずみ
小泉
しゅしょう
首相
ていしゅつ
提出
だんねん
断念
めいげん
明言
していない
てん
けいかい
警戒
する
こえ
がった

While welcoming the firming up of the present government policy to abandon the proposal of the reform bill to the Diet, at the same time some are worried that Prime Minister Koizumi won't clearly state the bill's withdrawal.
せいふ
政府
きょういく
教育
かいかく
改革
している

The government has been reforming education.
せいじ
政治
かいかく
改革
まず
しい
ひとびと
人々
せいかつ
生活
じょうたい
状態
かいぜん
改善
する
しれません
Political reforms may ameliorate the living conditions of the poor.
この
きんきゅう
緊急
じたい
事態
において
じんじ
人事
せいど
制度
かいかく
改革
せいしん
清新
ふんいき
雰囲気
あたら
しい
かんねん
観念
われわれ
そしき
組織
なか
ちゅうにゅう
注入
する
いがい
以外
ほうさく
方策
ない
We have no other alternative but to swap horses midstream and inject a fresh atmosphere and new ideas into our organization.
 
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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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