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  • かお kao
  • obsolete reading
    がん gan

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  • noun
    face, visage
    • look, expression, countenance
        • Applies only to かお
        honor, honour, face
          • Applies only to かお
          influence, notoriety

          Karada - The body

          Different parts of the body in Japanese

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          Karada - The body!

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          • 18 strokes

            face, expression

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          • Japanese sentence

            ヘレンはみんなにほめられて顔を赤くした。 

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            English translation

            Helen blushed at their praise.

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          Pronunciation

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          The word is written in kana (hiragana or katakana) and the romaji transliteration using the Hepburn method. Some words indicated by the symbol have a computer generated audio that can be listened by clicking on it.

          There are words having multiple different pronunciations. In that case they will be ordered by popularity.

          • かんばせ kanbase

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          • archaismnoun
            countenance, visage
            • face, honor (honour), dignity

              Kanji in this word

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              • 18 strokes

                face, expression