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笑う
わらう - warau

笑う
to laugh


Definitions

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笑う
     1. v. to spontaneously express joy or amusement by means of the voice or facial expression:
     2. v.    to laugh
     3. v.    to smile
             マイクがよく笑いますよね。 - マイク が よく わらいます よ ね。
     4. v. to split open (as a plant bud), to bloom
           桜の花が笑う - さくら の はな が わらう
     5. v. to split open from ripening (as fruit or vegetables)
           栗が笑っている時期 - くり が わらって いる じき
     6. v. to bud, become green and verdant, and bloom in spring (as the landscape)
           山の景色が笑う - やま の けしき が わらう
     7. v. to come undone (as a stitch or seam)
           縫い目が笑っている - ぬいめ が わらって いる
     8. v. to become weak and wobbly (as in the knees)
           膝が笑う - ひざ が わらう
     9. v. to laugh at, to make fun of, to make a fool of
           ジュディは私を笑った。 - ジュディ は わたし を わらった。
     10. v. Usage: Of the three spellings, 笑う, 咲う, and 嗤う, the 笑う spelling is the most common. The bloom and ripen open senses may also be spelled 咲う (see synonym using the same kanji, 咲く). The make fun
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笑う
     1. 漢字混じり表記. わらう 参照

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warau

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