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English Reference for ue (うえ)

  1. noun no-adjective adverbial noun noun (suffix) above, up, over, elder (e.g. daughter)
  2. top, summit
  3. surface, on
  4. before, previous
  5. superiority, one's superior (i.e. one's elder)
  6. on top of that, besides, what's more
  7. upon (further inspection, etc.), based on (and occurring after)
  8. matters concerning..., as concerns ...
  9. since (i.e. "for that reason")
  10. noun (suffix) honorific language suffix indicating higher social standing
  11. archaism place of one's superior (i.e. the throne)
  12. archaism emperor, sovereign, shogun, daimyo
  13. archaism noblewoman (esp. the wife of a nobleman)
Example sentences
There was a broken cup on the table
The plane buzzed the control tower
The church is on the hill overlooking the city
Tony ate his meals in the kitchen and he slept in a little room at the top of the farmhouse
He put down the book on the table
The roof of the high rise building overlooks the whole town
He drew a straight line on the wall
The island as seen from above resembles a pear in shape
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