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de
particle, conjunction, auxiliary

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English Meaning(s) for で

particle
  1. at; in (indicates location of action; にて is the formal literary form)
  2. at; when (indicates time of action)
  3. by; with (indicates means of action)
conjunction
  1. and then; so
auxiliary
  1. and; then (indicates continuing action; alternative form of 〜て used for some verb types)
particle
  1. let me tell you; don't you know (at sentence-end; indicates certainty, emphasis, etc.)

Stroke Order Diagrams for で

Sample Sentences for で

It looked almost impossible for him to finish his book.
He can't tell a cherry tree from a plum tree, but he can name them in twelve languages.
He keeps a straight face while telling a ridiculous story.
We alternated in cleaning the room.
He is far from a scholar.

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