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俗, ぞく, しょく

  • zoku,shoku


noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • layman (esp. as opposed to a Buddhist monk)
  • laity
  • man of the world
  • the world


  • local manners
  • modern customs


adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi), nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'

  • common
  • popular


  • vulgar
  • low

Examples of 俗,ぞく,しょく in a Sentence

We're what they colloquially call a single mother family. I haven't seen my father's face.

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