お兄ちゃん

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  • おにいちゃん oniichan

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  • familiar languagenoun
    (one's) older brother
    • familiar language
      lad, sonny
        • oft. vocative

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      • 5 strokes

        elder brother, big brother

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      • Japanese sentence

        ママー、今あのおにいちゃんすごいころんだよー。 

        Sentence analysis
        English translation

        Mummy, that man just fell flat on his face!

      • Japanese sentence

        「百八といえば煩悩の数だ」「お兄ちゃんはどんな煩悩があるの?」「言ってもいいが、検閲削除になるぞ」 

        Sentence analysis
        English translation

        "Talking about 108, that's the number of worldly passions." "What worldly passions have you got then?" "I could say, but it'll get censored out."