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セン
sen
Kun-yomi
かわ
kawa
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さわ
sawa
Meaning stream, river, river or 3-stroke river radical (no. 47)

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かわ
kawa
  1. noun river, stream
  2. suffix the .... river, (suffix used with the names of rivers)
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河川 かせん
kasen
noun rivers
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がわ
gawa
  1. noun river, stream
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小川 おがわ
ogawa
noun streamlet, brook
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川原 かわら
kawara
noun dry river bed, river beach
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天の川 あまのがわ
amanogawa
noun Milky Way
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天の川 あまのかわ
amanokawa
noun Milky Way
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谷川 たにがわ
tanigawa
noun mountain stream
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江戸川 えどがわ
edogawa
noun Edo River
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川口 かわぐち
kawaguchi
noun no-adjective mouth of river, estuary
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川岸 かわぎし
kawagishi
  1. noun no-adjective riverbank, riverside
  2. fish market
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山川 さんせん
sansen
noun mountains and rivers
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川上 かわかみ
kawakami
noun upper reaches of a river, upstream
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川端 かわばた
kawabata
noun riverbank
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滝川 たきがわ
takigawa
noun rapids
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堀川 ほりかわ
horikawa
noun canal
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淀川 よどがわ
yodogawa
noun river in Osaka Prefecture
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川柳 せんりゅう
senryuu
noun senryu, comic haiku, humorous seventeen-syllable poem
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山川 やまかわ
yamakawa
noun mountains and rivers
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川沿い かわぞい
kawazoi
no-adjective along the river, riverside
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河川敷 かせんしき
kasenshiki
noun flood plain, river terrace, area between river and river bank
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河川敷 かせんじき
kasenjiki
noun flood plain, river terrace, area between river and river bank
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四川 しせん
shisen
noun Sichuan (China), Szechuan, Szechwan
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川辺 かわべ
kawabe
noun no-adjective riverside, edge of a river
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川瀬 かわせ
kawase
noun rapids, shallows of a river
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川路 かわじ
kawaji
noun river's course
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川下 かわしも
kawashimo
noun no-adjective downstream
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川面 かわづら
kawazura
noun river surface, surface of a river
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川底 かわぞこ
kawazoko
noun riverbed
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川尻 かわじり
kawajiri
noun mouth of a river, lower stream
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川風 かわかぜ
kawakaze
noun breeze off a river
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川幅 かわはば
kawahaba
noun width of a river
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川魚 かわざかな
kawazakana
noun river fish, freshwater fish
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川面 かわも
kawamo
noun river surface, surface of a river
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川魚 かわうお
kawauo
noun river fish, freshwater fish
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富士川 ふじかわ
fujikawa
noun river in Shizuoka Prefecture
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川流れ かわながれ
kawanagare
  1. noun being carried away by a current
  2. drowning in a river, person who drowned in a river
  3. cancellation, standing up, breaking a promise
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川づら かわづら
kawazura
noun river surface, surface of a river
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ライン川 ラインがわ
raingawa
noun (river) Rhine
安倍川餅 あべかわもち
abekawamochi
noun usually kana food term rice cakes (mochi) with Kinako
川床 かわどこ
kawadoko
  1. noun riverbed
  2. raised platform on the bank of a river for enjoying the cool in summer
川床 かわゆか
kawayuka
  1. noun riverbed
  2. raised platform on the bank of a river for enjoying the cool in summer
川床 ゆか
yuka
  1. noun riverbed
  2. raised platform on the bank of a river for enjoying the cool in summer
江川る えがわる
egawaru
Godan-ru verb to (try to) act like a big-shot
香川県 かがわけん
kagawaken
noun Kagawa prefecture (Shikoku)
三途の川 さんずのかわ
sanzunokawa
noun Buddhist term Sanzu River (Buddhist equivalent of the River Styx)
石川県 いしかわけん
ishikawaken
noun Ishikawa prefecture (Hokuriku area)
川蝉 かわせみ
kawasemi
  1. noun kingfisher (esp. the common kingfisher, Alcedo atthis)
  2. jade (gem)
  3. beautiful lustrous colour similar to that of the kingfisher's feathers
川獺 かわうそ
kawauso
  1. noun usually kana otter (Lutra lutra)
  2. usually kana Japanese river otter (Lutra lutra whiteleyi)
天上川 てんじょうがわ
tenjougawa
noun river raised above the surrounding land
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