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放火

Meaning

放火 ほうか
Word or expression in common usage
noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'
  • arson
  • set fire to

Translations

  • arson
  • case of arson
  • deliberately set fire
  • fire-setting
  • incendiarism〈文〉
  • torch job〈米俗〉

Kanji

    • onyomiホウ
    • kunyomiはな.す-っぱな.しはな.つはな.れるこ.くほう.る
    • meaningset free; release; fire; shoot; emit; banish; liberate

Sentences

  • Japanese 彼は自分の家に放火をした。
  • Japanese 彼は校舎に放火した。
    English He set fire to the school building.
  • Japanese 彼がその家に放火した動機は何であったのか。
    English What was his motive for setting the house on fire?
  • Japanese 誰かがその家に放火した。
    English Someone set fire to the house.
  • Japanese 昨晩の火事は放火と断定された。
    English The fire that broke out last night was judged to be caused by arson.
  • Japanese ジャックは放火で捕まった。
    English Jack was caught for setting fire to the house.

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