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  • (さい)(しょ)
    さいしょ (saisho)

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  • noun taking the genitive case particle のadverbial nountemporal noun
    beginning, outset, first, onset
    • begin-, eerste, aanvankelijk, aanvangs-, initieel, initiaal, primair, maiden-, openings-, eerst, ten eerste, in, op de eerste plaats, primo, om te beginnen, in het begin, bij aanvang, aanvankelijk, begin, aanvang, start
      • commencement, début, premier
        • erster
          • Anfangs-…, ursprünglich, am Anfang, zuerst, anfangs
            • Allererster, Erster
              • Anfang, Beginn
                • kezdet, első, beérkezés, roham
                  • {самый} первый; начальный, начало; первый раз; вначале, сначала, первоначально; в первый раз, {~の} {самый} первый; начальный, {~から} с самого начала
                    • na začetku, sprva
                      • comienzo, principio, inicio, primero

                        Kanji in this word

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                        • 12 strokes

                          utmost, most, extreme

                        • 7 strokes

                          first time, beginning

                        Example sentences

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                        • Japanese sentence

                          その考えは最初のうちはばかげているように思えた。 

                          Sentence analysis
                          Translation

                          The idea seemed absurd at first.

                          À primeira vista, a ideia parecia absurda.

                          Поначалу идея казалась абсурдной.

                          La idea parecía absurda al principio.


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