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1847 examples found containing 'いち'
ちず
地図
まち
いち
位置
つけた

I located the town on a map.
おじ
いち
ざいさん
財産
つくった
My uncle made a fortune.
ちず
地図
その
まち
いち
位置
しら
調
べてみます

I'll look up the location of the town on my map.
このバス
いち
くかん
区間
90
えん
です
The bus fare here is 90 yen a section.
いちにち
1日
いち
ドルアメリカ
らしていける
おも
います

Do you think you can live on a dollar a day in America?
いち
位置
について
ようい
用意
ドン
On your marks, get set, go!
きみ
しゅび
守備
いち
位置
どこです
What position do you hold?
わたし
いち
位置
から
とう
えない

From my position, I cannot see the tower.
その
いち
位置
だれ
えら
かんが
あります
Do you have any idea who we should single out for the position?
いち
位置
にんい
任意
する
Start with an arbitrary position.
これ
いち
レストラン
This is a highly recommended restaurant.
かれ
ちゅう
いち
とき
がっこう
学校
なく
なった
He dropped out when he was in the 7th grade.
かのじょ
彼女
あね
いち
から
じゅう
まで
せいかく
性格
ちが

She is different from her sister in every way.
まえ
いち
ふろ
風呂
びません

Would you like to have a bath before going to bed?
かれ
クラス
いち
ばんがしら
番頭
いい
He is the brightest in the class.
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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