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English Reference for oya (おや)

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  1. noun parent, parents
  2. dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.)
  3. founder
  4. (pet) owner
Example sentences
Nowadays parents treat their children more as equals than they used to and the child is given more freedom to make his or her own decisions in life
Parents can pass many diseases on to their offspring
Parents love their children however naughty they are
Parents must look after the well-being of the their children
Since her parents were busy at work all the time, she spent a lot of her time at her friend's house
Those children always get into trouble with their parents
I'd like to call my parents
Nature is a good mother
Bob's really chip off the old block
Parents are responsible for their children's education
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