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10 examples found containing '古'
かれ
しんぶん
新聞
せいけい
生計
たてている
They earn their living by collecting and selling old newspapers.
その
おお
きな
しんぶん
新聞
しか
はい
ってない
しょうねん
少年
はっけん
発見
した

The boy found the big box contained nothing but old newspapers.
いつどこあの
とけい
時計
った
です
When and where did you buy that old clock?
そぼ
祖母
とけい
時計
ながねん
長年
その
なか
ある
My grandmother's old watch has been lying in the drawer for years.
この
とけい
時計
1000ドル
ねう
値打
ある
This antique clock is worth one thousand dollars.
もり
はずれ
こや
小屋
っている
えた

We saw an old hut standing at the margin of the forest.
わたし
しじょう
市場
こっとうひんや
骨董品屋
この
とけい
時計
った

I bought this old clock at an antique stall in the market.
わたし
しんぶん
新聞
ちり
がみ
こうかん
交換
した

I traded old newspapers for toilet paper.
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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