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pig, pork
Kanji 1670
JLPT 1
tatami; to fold; pile up
Kanji 1419
JLPT 2
to give; (Kingdom of) Wu
Kanji 1237
JLPT 1
tears; small amount
Kanji 1916
JLPT 2
bee; hornet; wasp
Kanji 2109
JLPT 0
to spread out
Kanji 2095
JLPT 0
serious, sincere
Kanji 2023
JLPT 0
elderly man
Kanji 1037
JLPT 1
arbitrary; selfish
Kanji 2022
JLPT 0
to suckle
Kanji 1947
JLPT 0
mound, hillock
Kanji 1607
JLPT 1
 
the royal “we”
Kanji 1603
JLPT 1
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