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Readings of the Japanese word.

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  • (さくら)
    さくら (sakura)


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  • noun
    cherry tree, cherry blossom
    • noun
      fake buyer, paid audience, shill, seat filler
        • also as 偽客
      • noun
        hired applauder
        • colloquialismnoun
          horse meat
          • see also: 
        • kersenboom, {Belg.N.} kerselaar, (Japanse) kers, sierkers, {Lat.} Prunus spp., {gew.} bloemkers
          • kersenhout
            • kersenbloesem
              • lichtroze {= de kleur █}
                • paardenvlees
                  • lokker, lokvogel, stoepier, {theat.} claqueur, {theat., verzameln.} claque, {m.b.t. veiling} aanjager
                    • leurre, faux acheteur, compère
                      • applaudisseur payé
                        • viande de cheval
                          • Claqueur, Claque
                            • Scheinkäufer, Lockvogel
                              • Kirschbaum, Kirsche, Prunus
                                • Kirschblüte
                                  • Kirschfarbe, Blassrosa, Hellrot
                                    • Pferdefleisch
                                      • csalétek
                                        • 1) сакура, вишня (дерево, гл. обр. те виды, которые отличаются обильным цветением, но не плодоносят); (ср.) べにやまざくら, しろやまざくら, やまざくら, やまとざくら, 2) (см.) さくらいろ, 3) (см.) さくらにく, сакура
                                          • česnja, češnjevo drevo, češnjev cvet
                                            • cerezo
                                              • señuelo, cómplice
                                                • aplaudiente escondido
                                                  • körsbärsblomma, körsbärsträd

                                                    Sakura 桜

                                                    Japanese national symbols

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

                                                    🇯🇵The rising sun flag
                                                    🌸Cherry blossoms
                                                    🎵National anthem

                                                    Spring - 春

                                                    Spring related Japanese words

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                                                    Spring - 春

                                                    Kanji in this word

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                                                    Example sentences

                                                    Sentences from the Tatoeba Corpus project using the word in context.

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                                                    • Japanese sentence


                                                      Sentence analysis

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

                                                      Même en sentant qu'ils avaient très légèrement dépassé l'apogée de leur floraison, nous avons pu pleinement apprécier ces magnifiques cerisiers.

                                                      Kissé túl voltak a virágzáson, ennek ellenére nem szenvedtünk hiányt a gyönyörű cseresznyevirágokból.

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