Readings of the Japanese word.
The word is written in kanji with furigana over each character. There is also the transliteration written in kana (hiragana or katakana) and romaji using the Hepburn method. Some words indicated by the symbol have a computer-generated audio that can be listened to by clicking on it.
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Sentences from the Tatoeba Corpus project using the word in context.
The Japanese sentence, the sentence analysis, and the English translation are always included. Using the sentence analysis is possible to learn how the sentence is constructed and every single word can be examined one by one.
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The idea seemed absurd at first.
À primeira vista, a ideia parecia absurda.
Поначалу идея казалась абсурдной.
La idea parecía absurda al principio.