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English Reference for tannaru (たんなる)

pre-noun adjectival mere, simple, sheer
Example sentences
It's merely a joke
There is more in his character than simple honesty
It was simply an oversight
I think it is a mere coincidence
He is nothing more than an egoist
Mr White and I are not friends, only acquaintances
Saying you can't do the job because you're too busy is just a cop out
We thought his threat was only a joke
You can't eat chicken? How do you know if you never try it
You had better see a doctor; it may not be just a cold
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