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ねずみ - nezumi



鼠
mouse


Definitions

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     1. Kangxi radical 208
     2. n. a mouse, a rat
     3. n. general term for members of superfamily Muroidea, including mice, rats, voles, hamsters, gerbils, and other similar rodents
     4. n. short for 鼠色: the colour grey, sometimes more specifically a dark grey colour
     5. n. Usage: Japanese does not generally distinguish between mice and rats, and both are commonly called nezumi. If a distinction is needed, speakers may use the adjectives 大きい or 小さい, or may use th
     6. n. Usage: (U:ja:biology, ネズミ)
     7. n. Usage: Note that, although the Japanese term 子年 (, , nezumidoshi, , , nedoshi) for The Year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac does derive from this same nezumi term, it is not written with this
     8. n. a mouse, a rat

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