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発明, はつめい

  • hatsumei


noun (common) (futsuumeishi), noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru

  • invention


adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi)

  • intelligent
  • clever


noun (common) (futsuumeishi), noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru

  • being enlightened
  • having the meaning of everything become clear

Examples of 発明,はつめい in a Sentence

Edison invented the light bulb.
Bell invented the telephone.
Who was this machine invented by?
Inventions are born, so to speak, of necessity.
It is said that he also invented concrete.
The ingenious man received the prestigious award for the first time.
Do you know who invented the machine?
He said that necessity is the mother of invention.
Rock roll was a creation of the young generation.
The invention of electric light is accredited to Edison.

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  • い adjectives are the true Japanese adjectives. な adjectives are the pseudo-Japanese adjectives.  Both are equally important to learn.
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