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English Reference for nantoka (なんとか)

  1. Expression adverb noun something, something or other, so-and-so
  2. somehow, anyhow, one way or another
Example sentences
He wriggled his way through the chairs
He managed to pass the examination
The company managed to keep afloat
Although I broke test tubes and played about with chemicals for fun, I did occasionally manage to obey the teacher's instructions as well; repeating experiments that others had long ago undertaken
He managed to run the machine
Susan manages to tell her mother that it is time to say goodbye
I managed to get out of the scrape
She managed to keep up appearances
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