そもそもsomosomo

adverbial noun:

  • in the first place; to begin with; from the start; originally; ab initio

conjunction:

  • after all; anyway; actually; well, ...; ... on earth (e.g. "what on earth?"); ... in the world (e.g. "why in the world?") - used when bringing up something already mentioned

noun / ~の noun:

  • beginning; start

そもそもsomosomoなぜnazetoriha移動idouするsurunoだろうかdarouka In the first place, why do the birds migrate at all?

そもそもsomosomo事故jikono大半taihanha熱帯雨林nettaiurinではなくdehanaku身近なmijikana場所bashodeおこるokorunoであるdearu Most accidents, after all, happen around the corner, not in the rainforest.

Kanji definition:

ヨクYOKUおさえるosa.eru

repress; well; now; in the first place; push; shove; press; seal; do in spite of

Strokes:
7
Radical:
手扌龵 hand
SKIP:
1-3-4
UTF:
6291
JIS208:
45-62
Hangul:
억 [eog]
Pinyin:
Stroke order:
Example words:
抑えるおさえるosaeru
to keep within limits (e.g. spending); to restrain (e.g. emotions); to control; to curb; to hold in check; / to hold back (e.g. an enemy); to check; to curb; to contain; to quell; to subdue; to suppress; to repress
抑制よくせいyokusei
control; restraint; suppression; constraint; curtailment; inhibition; check; curb
抑えおさえosae
weight (e.g. paperweight); pressing down; / keeping control; exercising authority; / having self-control; exercising self-discipline; / defense; guard; deterrence
抑留よくりゅうyokuryuu
internment; detainment; detention
抑止よくしyokushi
check; checkmate; stave off; control; restraint; inhibit; deterrent; deterrence

Partial results:

そもそもsomosomo

adverbial noun:

  • in the first place; to begin with; from the start; originally; ab initio

conjunction:

  • after all; anyway; actually; well, ...; ... on earth (e.g. "what on earth?"); ... in the world (e.g. "why in the world?") - used when bringing up something already mentioned

noun / ~の noun:

  • beginning; start

そもそもsomosomoなぜnazetoriha移動idouするsurunoだろうかdarouka In the first place, why do the birds migrate at all?

そもそもsomosomo事故jikono大半taihanha熱帯雨林nettaiurinではなくdehanaku身近なmijikana場所bashodeおこるokorunoであるdearu Most accidents, after all, happen around the corner, not in the rainforest.

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