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うみ - umi



海
sea


Definitions

Japanese > English
     1. n. a sea, an ocean
           海の中にはいろんな生き物が暮らしています。 - There are all sorts of creatures living in the sea.
           海に行こうよ! - Let's go to the beach!
           (antonyms, ja, 陸, tr=oka, riku)
     2. n. a lake
           (synonyms, ja, 湖, tr=mizuumi)
     3. n. (figurative) an object covering over a large area, as in 血の海 or 火の海
     4. n. (planetology) a mare (dark surface of a celestial body, thought to appear like a sea)
     5. n. (calligraphy) in a , a reservoir where water is stored
           (synonyms, ja, 池, tr=ike)
     6. n. Usage: This is the most common general term in modern Japanese for sea or ocean.
     7. n. (obsolete) sea, ocean

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