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tears; small amount
Kanji 1916

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Synopsis

Learn how tears well up, trickle, and stream in Japanese and how to say that you're moved to tears. Start complaining about your pittance of a salary, and find out how to say that you've overlooked an insult. See how money can blunt the pain of a breakup. Also learn about the tears associated with sparrows, mosquitoes, crocodiles, and devils, as well as with chopsticks and blood.

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Kanji PDF
Cover of essay 1916 on 涙, titled "All Is Cause for Tears"
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JOYO ON-YOMI
ルイ
JOYO KUN-YOMI
なみだ
STROKES10
RADICAL氵 (85: water)
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HENSHALL1916
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