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English Reference for te (て)


  1. noun hand, arm
  2. colloquialism forepaw, foreleg
  3. handle
  4. hand, worker, help
  5. trouble, care, effort
  6. means, way, trick, move, technique, workmanship
  7. hand, handwriting
  8. kind, type, sort
  9. one's hands, one's possession
  10. ability to cope
  11. hand (of cards)
  12. direction
  13. noun noun (suffix) counter move (in go, shogi, etc.)
Example sentences
The village people had to pump water from the well by hand
She has a rose in her hand
The price is not reasonable
She bit off more than she could chew and was laughed at
It's your first time doing this kind of work. You should follow the manual exactly until you get more experience
She held out her hand
Where is the ladies' room? I want to wash my hands
The prisoner broke away from the guards who were holding him
She put the picture back in his hand
The boy has a watch in his hand
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