Japanese Dictionary

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Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi), nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'
    imago; adult (insect)
    Example sentence
    その成虫になるまでに2かかる。 It takes two years for the butterfly to mature.

Examples of 成虫, せいちゅう in a sentence

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Kanji in this word


6 strokes

insect, bug, temper

On'Yomi: チュウ,

Kun'Yomi: むし

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6 strokes

turn into, become, get, grow, elapse, reach

On'Yomi: セイ, ジョウ

Kun'Yomi: な.る, な.す, -な.す

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