兄貴

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  • あにき aniki

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  • familiar languagehonorific languagenoun
    elder brother
    • one's senior
      • older man, man older than oneself

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        • 5 strokes

          elder brother, big brother

        • 12 strokes

          precious, value, prize, esteem, honor

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        • Japanese sentence

          「そっか。暇なら掃除しといて。」「なんだそれ。兄貴をアゴで使うなよ。」 

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          English translation

          "Oh? If you're free get the cleaning done." "What's up with that? Don't order your brother around!"