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手掛かり Clue

手掛かり

clue


The word:

Closer look at the kanji:

B = Beginner | I = Intermediate | A = Advanced

手掛かり
te gakari
clue

te hand
ga(kari) hang, catch [the ka becomes a ga when placed after te]



上手 jou zu - very good at [irregular pronunciation] [B]
握手 aku shu - shake hands [B]
拍手 haku shu - applause, to clap [B]
出掛ける de kakeru - go out, start off [I]
時間掛かる ji kan kakaru - to take time [B]



SUGGESTED USAGE:

全く手掛かりがなかったので、透明人間が逮捕された。
mattaku tegakari ga nakatta node, toumei ningen ga taiho sareta.

The total lack of clues led to the arrest of the Invisible Man.

ABOUT SUGGESTED USAGE:

全く mattaku - totally, entirely
なかった nakatta - nothing, not
ので node - because
透明人間 toumei ningen - the Invisible Man
逮捕 tai ho - arrest
された sareta - passive verb [was arrested ]


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