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Level 1 Kanji -- April 18, 2019

Level 1 Kanji

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  • on reading:
  • メツ
  • kun reading:
  • ほろびる   ほろぶ   ほろぼす
  • meaning(s):
  • destroy, ruin, overthrow, perish
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ぜんめつ annihilation
びる ほろびる to be ruined; to go under; to perish; to be destroyed
ぼす ほろぼす to destroy; to overthrow; to wreck; to ruin
めつぼう downfall; ruin; collapse; destruction
ぜつめつ destruction; extinction