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  • (した)
    した (shita)


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  • noun
    • noun
      tongue-like object, clapper (of a bell), talon (of a lock)
      • tong, {Barg., kindert.} lap
        • tongvormig iets, {鐘の} klepel, bengel
          • {fig.} tong, spraak
            • {fig.} tong, smaak
              • {muz.} tong, riet
                • langue (anatomie)
                  • Zunge
                    • Klöppel
                      • Rohrblatt
                        • nyelv
                          • 1) язык, ◇{赤い}舌を出す показать язык (в знач. отказа или насмешки), 2) жало (пчелы, змеи); язычок (напр. муз. инструментов); язык (колокола)
                            • lengua
                              • tunga

                                Karada - The body

                                Different parts of the body in Japanese

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                                Karada - The body!

                                Kanji in this word

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                                • 6 strokes

                                  tongue, reed, clapper

                                Example sentences

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                                • Japanese sentence


                                  Sentence analysis

                                  De koffie was zo heet dat ik bijna mijn tong verbrandde.

                                  The coffee was so hot that I nearly burned my tongue.

                                  Der Kaffee war so heiß, dass ich mir fast die Zunge verbrannt hätte.

                                  O café estava tão quente que quase queimei minha língua.

                                  Кофе был такой горячий, что я чуть не обожгла язык.

                                  El café estaba tan caliente que casi me quemé la lengua.

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