生 (life) kanji
Life
This kanji has 5 strokes. It is being learnt at grade 1.
This kanji belongs to jōyō (regular-use) kanji.
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Meaning:life, genuine, birth
On reading:セイ、ショウ
sei, shō
Kun reading:い-きる、い-かす、い-ける、う-まれる、うま-れる、う-まれ、うまれ、う-む、お-う、は-える、は-やす、き、なま、なま-、な-る、な-す、む-す、-う
i-kiru, i-kasu, i-keru, u-mareru, uma-reru, u-mare, umare, u-mu, o-u, ha-eru, ha-yasu, ki, nama, nama-, na-ru, na-su, mu-su, -u

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生活費
せいかつひ
living expenses
生物
なまもの
uncooked (raw) food, perishables
往生際が悪い
おうじょうぎわがわるい
accept defeat with a bad grace, make useless efforts, struggle in the inevitable plight
生きるか死ぬかの瀬戸際
いきるかしぬかのせとぎわ
a life-or-death brink, a life-or-death crucial moment
体験を生かす
たいけんをいかす
make the most of one's experience
生ける屍
いけるしかばね
a living corpse
生まれて初めて~
うまれてはじめて
for the first time in my life
5パーセントの利子を生む
ごぱーせんとのりしをうむ
yield interest at 5 percent
羽が生える
はねがはえる
grow wings
髭を生やす
ひげをはやす
grow a beard
実が生る
みがなる
bear fruit
生粋のポーランド人です
きっすいのぽーらんどじんです
be a pure Polish, was born and bred in Poland
生意気
なまいき
impertinence, impertinent, conceited, forward, saucy, insolent, cocky, brash, cheeky, sassy
生い立ち
おいたち
one's childhood, personal history
生憎
あいにく
unfortunately, unluckily,
☆=残念ながら
ざんねんながら) 芝生(しばふ
a lawn, a grass plot
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