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  • そば soba
  • そく soku
  • はた hata

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  • usually written using kana alonenoun
    near, close, beside, vicinity, proximity, besides, while
      • Applies only to はた
      third person

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      • 11 strokes

        side, lean, oppose, regret

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      • Japanese sentence

        その気がなければ、はたからはどうすることもできないとよく言うだろうね。 

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        English translation

        If he doesn't want to learn, we can't make him.

      • Japanese sentence

        あの窓のそばの机を使うな。 

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        English translation

        Don't use the desk by that window.

      PopularJLPT-5

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      • がわ gawa
      • かわ kawa

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      • nounsuffix
        side (of something, or taking someone's side), part
        • (watch) case

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          • 11 strokes

            side, lean, oppose, regret

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          • Japanese sentence

            こちら側でかんでもいいですか。 

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            English translation

            Can I chew on this side?

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          JLPT-1

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          • かたわら katawara

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          • noun taking the genitive case particle のadverbial nountemporal noun
            side, edge, beside, besides, nearby
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          • usually written using kana aloneadverbial noun
            while (doing), in addition to, at the same time

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            • 11 strokes

              side, lean, oppose, regret

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            • Japanese sentence

              メアリーは読書をしており、1匹の猫がかたわらで眠っていた。 

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              English translation

              Mary was reading, with a cat sleeping beside her.