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40 partial word matches found in search 'よい友を選ぶことは大切だ。'
particle
1. indicates certainty, emphasis, contempt, request, etc.  (at sentence-end)
2. used when calling out to someone  (after a noun)
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noun
1. drunkenness; intoxication  (see also: 酔う)
2. motion sickness; travel sickness  (see also: 酔う)
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1. good; excellent; fine; nice; pleasant; agreeable  (also いい (all senses); often written with kana only)
2. sufficient (can be used to turn down an offer); ready; prepared
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noun
well
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greatness
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particle
strengthens a question, assertion, etc.  (see also: かい, ぞい, だい, わい; familiar language)
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noun
1. stomach
2. Chinese "stomach" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)  (see also: 胃宿, 白虎; astronomy, etc. term)
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noun, noun (suffix)
medicine; the healing art; healing; curing; doctor
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counter
1. rank; place (e.g. first place)
2. decimal place
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noun
friend; companion; comrade; pal
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particle
1. indicates direct object of action
2. indicates subject of causative expression
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'bu' godan verb, transitive verb
to choose; to select
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noun, noun (suffix)
selection; choice; choosing; picking; election
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noun, noun (suffix)
1. department (in an organization); division; bureau  (higher than a 課)
2. club
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noun
1. thing; matter  (often written with kana only)
2. incident; occurrence; event; something serious; trouble; crisis  (often written with kana only)
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noun
1. koto (13-stringed Japanese zither)
2. stringed instrument  (archaic; this meaning is restricted to reading こと)
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particle
1. particle indicating a command  (particle always used at sentence-end)
2. particle indicating mild enthusiasm  (often as ことね; female term or language)
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noun, noun (suffix)
1. child
2. young (animal)  (see also: )
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counter
1. counter for articles
2. counter for military units  (usu. 個)
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suffix
1. doing; in such a state  (see also: 慣れっこ, ぺちゃんこ; abbreviation)
2. doing together; contest; match  (see also: 睨めっこ)
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noun
arc
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particle, conjunction
1. if; when
2. and
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noun
1. to (measure of volume, approx. 18 litres)  (obsolete term)
2. square bearing block (at the top of a pillar)  (see also: 枡形)
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noun
way
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particle
indicates word or phrase being defined
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noun
1. door (esp. Japanese-style)  (see also: )
2. shutter; window shutter
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particle
1. topic marker particle  (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
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noun
1. edge (of a knife or sword)
2. prong (of an electrical plug)
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noun
tooth
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noun
leaf
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3
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noun, noun (suffix)
clique; faction; school
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interjection (kandoushi)
1. yes; indeed; well
2. ha!
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1. important; necessary; indispensable
2. beloved; precious; dear; cherished; valuable
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noun
1. large cut (e.g. of meat)  (this meaning is restricted to form 大切り, 大切)
2. last piece of the day's programme; last act of a play; comic dialogue as the last item in vaudeville, music hall, etc.
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prefix
1. the large part of
2. big; large; great
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prefix
big; large  (see also: )
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prefix
1. great; grand; large  (archaic)
2. greater (of equal court ranks); upper; senior  (see also: ; also written as 正)
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prefix
1. greater (of equal court ranks); upper; senior  (see also: ; also written as 正; archaic)
2. a great deal; very much  (see also: 大いなる, 大いに)
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eager; earnest; ardent; kind; keen; acute
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copula
1. be; is  (see also: である, です; plain copula)
auxiliary verb
2. indicates past or completed action  (see also: ; た after certain verb forms)
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34 words found matching 'よい友を選ぶことは大切だ。' when conjugated
1. good; excellent; fine; nice; pleasant; agreeable  (also いい (all senses); often written with kana only)
2. sufficient (can be used to turn down an offer); ready; prepared
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(same as above)
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(same as above)
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(same as above)
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(same as above)
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(same as above)
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noun
1. drunkenness; intoxication  (see also: 酔う)
2. motion sickness; travel sickness  (see also: 酔う)
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noun
implied meaning
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auxiliary verb
1. indicates speculation  (non-五段 verbs, e.g. 食べよう)
2. indicates will
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'u' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to get drunk; to become intoxicated
2. to feel sick (e.g. in a vehicle); to become nauseated
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noun, noun (suffix)
1. task; business
2. use; duty; service
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noun (suffix), noun
1. appearing ...; looking ...  (see also: 様だ; usu. after the -masu stem of a verb; often written with kana only)
2. way to ...; method of ...ing  (usu. after the -masu stem of a verb)
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noun
1. yang (i.e. the positive)  (opposite: )
2. the open (i.e. a visible place)  (see also: 陽に)
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1. well; properly; skillfully  (see also: 良く; often written with kana only)
2. often  (see also: 良く)
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(same as above)
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(same as above)
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'u' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to get drunk; to become intoxicated
2. to feel sick (e.g. in a vehicle); to become nauseated
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be due to; to be caused by  (esp. 依る, 拠る; often written with kana only)
2. to depend on; to turn on  (esp. 依る; often written with kana only)
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to approach; to draw near; to come near; to be close to
2. to gather (in one place); to come together; to meet
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
evening; night
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to choose; to select  (see also: 選ぶ)
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auxiliary verb, 'ru' godan verb
verb suffix indicating contempt or disdain for another's action  (after the -masu stem of a verb; derogatory; regional dialect: Kansai-ben)
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to approach; to draw near; to come near; to be close to
2. to gather (in one place); to come together; to meet
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be due to; to be caused by  (esp. 依る, 拠る; often written with kana only)
2. to depend on; to turn on  (esp. 依る; often written with kana only)
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2
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(same as above)
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(same as above)
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(same as above)
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to lean on; to rest against  (see also: 寄る)
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(same as above)
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to choose; to select  (see also: 選ぶ)
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(same as above)
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to twist (yarn); to lay (rope)
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(same as above)
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noun
sotāpanna; srotāpanna; stream-winner; stream-entrant  (Buddhist term)
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