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Words — 2 found

Ichidan verb, Intransitive verb
1. to struggle in the water; to sink below the surface and become unable to breathe; to (nearly) drown
  • あなた
  • たす助けて
  • くれなかったら
  • わたし
  • おぼれていた
  • こと
  • でしょう
  • If it had not been for your help, I should have drowned.
Ichidan verb, Intransitive verb
2. to indulge in; to lose one's head over something; to be addicted; to wallow in
  • わたし私の
  • ちち
  • まいにち毎日
  • さけ
  • おぼれている
  • My father drinks daily.
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Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
1. a drowning man will catch at a strawProverb
Other forms
おぼれる者は藁をもつかむ 【おぼれるものはわらをもつかむ】溺れる者は藁をも掴む 【おぼれるものはわらをもつかむ】
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Kanji — 6 found

8.05495983424812
7 strokes. JLPT N1. Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high.
drown, sink, hide, fall into, disappear, die
On: ボツ モツ
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72.72727272727273
13 strokes. Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high.
drown, indulge
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100.0
14 strokes.
advance money, pay for another
On: テン チョウ
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100.0
7 strokes.
not, have not, none, to drown, sink
On: ボツ モツ
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Sentences — 54 found

  • 86560
    • かのじょ彼女
    • いのち
    • きけんをおか危険を冒して
    • おぼれ溺れている
    • こども子供
    • たす助けた
    She saved the drowning child at the risk of her own life. Tatoeba
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