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English Reference for tama (たま)

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Kana
たま
tama
Definitions
  1. noun ball, sphere, globe, orb
  2. bead (of sweat, dew, etc.), drop, droplet
  3. ball (in sports)
  4. pile (of noodles, etc.)
  5. bullet
  6. bulb (i.e. a light bulb)
  7. lens (of glasses, etc.)
  8. bead (of an abacus)
  9. slang abbreviation ball (i.e. a testicle)
  10. gem, jewel (esp. spherical; sometimes used figuratively), pearl
  11. female entertainer (e.g. a geisha)
  12. derogatory person (when commenting on their nature), character
  13. item, funds or person used as part of a plot
  14. noun noun (suffix) egg
  15. noun (suffix) coin
  16. precious, beautiful, excellent
Example sentences
Her brow was beaded with perspiration
There were beads of sweat on his forehead
The earth is shaped like a sphere
The children were rolling a big snowball
I threw him a nice ball
The suicide bomber fired towards former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, but missed
Adversity makes a man wise, not rich
That's because, you see, I've known he isn't that sort of person from a long time back
Sharapova's shots are very fast but...a fast ball means that it will come back that much faster
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