失う

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4

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失う (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana うしなう, romaji ushinau)

  1. to lose (possession of something)
    自信 (じしん) (うしな)
    jishin o ushinau
    lose confidence
  2. to miss an opportunity etc.
     (まな)機会 (きかい) (うしな)
    manabu kikai o ushinau
    miss the chance to learn something
  3. to lose a person (following their death), be bereaved of someone
     (おっと) (うしな)
    otto o ushinau
    lose one's husband

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