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  • くび kubi

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  • noun
    neck
    • head
      • usually written using kana alone
        dismissal, discharge, firing (from a job)
          • also written as 馘

        Karada - The body

        Different parts of the body in Japanese

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        Karada - The body!

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        • 9 strokes

          neck, counter for songs and poems

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        • Japanese sentence

          その首と頭部はとてもやわらかかった。 

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          English translation

          Its neck and head were very soft.

        • Japanese sentence

          うちのチームが君のところのチームに負けるようなことが、万が一にもあれば、僕は首をやる。 

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          English translation

          I'll eat my hat if, by some chance, my team loses to yours.

        • Japanese sentence

          あなたの首は風前のともし火だ。 

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          Your job hangs by a thread.

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        • このかみ konokami

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        • archaismnoun
          eldest son
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        • archaism
          older brother, older sister
          • archaism
            older person
            • archaism
              head of a clan, head of a region
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            • archaism
              skilled craftsman

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              • 9 strokes

                neck, counter for songs and poems

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              • つかさ tsukasa

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              • archaismnoun
                office, official
                  • usu. 官,司,寮
                • chief, head
                    • usu. 首,長
                    • Applies only to 司
                    (Yaeyama Islands in Okinawa) person (usually a woman) whose duty it is to officiate at religions ceremonies

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                      neck, counter for songs and poems

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                    • しるし shirushi

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                    • noun
                      decapitated head of an enemy

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                        neck, counter for songs and poems

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                      • かしら kashira

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                      • noun
                        head (of a doll)
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                        neck, counter for songs and poems

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                      • こうべ koube

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                      • noun
                        head

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                        • 9 strokes

                          neck, counter for songs and poems

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                        • おびと obito
                        • おひと ohito
                        • おうと outo

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                        • archaismnoun
                          Obito (hereditary title, often given to powerful regional families)
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                          neck, counter for songs and poems

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                        • しゅ shu

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                        • counter
                          counter for songs and poems

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                          • 9 strokes

                            neck, counter for songs and poems