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  • さくら sakura

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  • noun
    cherry tree, cherry blossom
    • decoy, fake buyer, shill
        • also 偽客
      • hired applauder
        • colloquialism
          horse meat
          • see also: 

        Sakura 桜

        Japanese national symbols

        List of Japanese symbols representing what's unique about the country.

        JapaneseSymbolEnglish
        🇯🇵The rising sun flag
        🌸Cherry blossoms
        💮Chrysanthemums
        Pheasant
        🎏Carp
        🎵National anthem

        Kanji in this word

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        • 10 strokes

          cherry

        Example sentences

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        • Japanese sentence

          満開をチョイ過ぎた感はありましたが、それでも、美しい桜を満喫してきました。 

          Sentence analysis
          English translation

          They seem a little past their peak, but even so we enjoyed the beautiful cherry blossoms.