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side; aside; armpit; secondary
Kanji 2112

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Synopsis

Using 脇, we can discuss carrying a book under one’s arm, taking one’s eyes off the road while driving, making a beeline for food at a party, and being singlemindedly absorbed in pottery. The meaning “secondary” opens our eyes to sauces, companies, and weapons that serve as “supporting actors,” as well as buildings that play second fiddle to more important structures. 

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Cover of essay 2112 on 脇, titled "On the Sidelines"
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JOYO ON-YOMI
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JOYO KUN-YOMI
わき
STROKES10
RADICAL月 (130: flesh)
JLPTN1
HALPERN-/859
HENSHALL-/2132
SPAHN4b6.3