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The feathered balls you hit with a battledore are the seeds of a large tree called 'soapberry'.
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hagoita
noun
  1. battledore (early form of badminton racket)
de
particle
  1. indicates location of action; at; in
  2. indicates time of action
  3. indicates means of action; cause of effect; by
  4. and then; so
tsuku
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to prick; to stab
  2. to poke; to prod; to push; to thrust; to nudge; to hit; to strike
  3. to use (a cane); to prop oneself up with; to press against (the floor, etc.)
  4. to attack
  5. to brave (the rain, etc.)
hane
noun
  1. feather; plume; wing
  2. blade (fan, propeller, etc.)
no
particle
  1. indicates possessive
  2. verb and adjective nominalizer (nominaliser)
  3. substituting for "ga" in subordinate phrases
  4. indicates a confident conclusion
  5. emotional emphasis (sentence end) (fem)
  6. indicates question (sentence end)
tama
noun
  1. ball; sphere; globe; orb
  2. bead (of sweat, dew, etc.); drop; droplet
  3. ball (in sports)
  4. pile (of noodles, etc.)
  5. bullet
  6. bulb (i.e. a light bulb)
  7. ens (of glasses, etc.)
  8. bead (of an abacus)
  9. ball (i.e. a testicle)
  10. egg
  11. gem; jewel (esp. spherical; sometimes used figuratively); pearl
  12. female entertainer (e.g. a geisha)
  13. person (when commenting on their nature); character
  14. item, funds or person used as part of a plot
  15. coin
  16. precious; beautiful; excellent
ha
noun
  1. large fan-shaped object held by an attendant and used to conceal the face of a noble, etc.
ha
noun
  1. edge (of a knife or sword)
ha
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. clique; faction; school
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
ha
interjection
  1. yes; indeed; well
  2. ha!
  3. what?; huh?
  4. sigh
ha
noun
  1. (in gagaku or noh) middle section of a song
mu
interjection
  1. unh (sound of physical exertion); oof
  2. wow; whoa
  3. yes; yeah; uh-huh
  4. (after a -nai stem) probably
  5. will; intend to
  6. would like to have done (for me)
kuro
noun
  1. black
  2. dark
  3. bad guy; 'black hat'
ji
noun, used as a suffix
  1. child
ji
noun
  1. character (i.e. kanji)
  2. hand-writing; penmanship
  3. the ... word (i.e. "the L word" = "love")
ji
prefix
  1. next
  2. hypo- (i.e. containing an element with low valence)
  3. order; sequence; time; times
ji
suffix
  1. hour; o'clock
  2. (specified) time; when ...; during ...
ji
noun
  1. address (e.g. opening or closing remarks); speech; words
  2. ci (Chinese literary form)
  3. ancillary word
ji
noun
  1. individual concrete phenomenon (as opposed to a general principle)
ji
counter
  1. counter for the hito-futa-mi counting system (forming hitotsu, futatsu, mitsu, and misoji, yasoji, etc.)
ji
suffix
  1. route; road
  2. distance travelled in a day
  3. (with decade) one's ....; age ....
ji
suffix, counter
  1. counter for temples
ji
noun
  1. ground; land; earth; soil
  2. the region in question; the local area
  3. skin
  4. texture; fabric; material; weave
  5. base; background
  6. one's true nature
  7. narrative (i.e. descriptive part of a story)
  8. real life; actuality
  9. (in the game of go) captured territory
  10. Noh chorus
  11. (in Japanese dance) accompaniment music
  12. (in Japanese music) basic phrase (usu. repetitive)
  13. base part (of multiple shamisens)
ji
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. bridge (of a koto, etc.)
  2. cylinder; prism
toiu
expression
  1. said; called thus
taiboku
noun
  1. large tree
no
particle
  1. indicates possessive
  2. verb and adjective nominalizer (nominaliser)
  3. substituting for "ga" in subordinate phrases
  4. indicates a confident conclusion
  5. emotional emphasis (sentence end) (fem)
  6. indicates question (sentence end)
tane
noun
  1. seed; pip; kind; variety; quality; tone
  2. material; matter; subject; theme; (news) copy; leaven (bread)
  3. cause; source; trick; secret; inside story
desu
auxiliary
  1. polite copula in Japanese

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