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あに
Grade: 2

Grade: 6
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兄貴 (hiragana あにき, rōmaji aniki)

  1. a big brother (someone who is considered one's senior)
    • 1993 April 16, Akiko Hiramatsu as as Tom Kusanagi; Sumi Shimamoto as Kikuko Kusanagi; Tarako as Mikan Kusanagi; Kenichi Ono as Tōjirō Kusanagi, “夫婦ふうふゲンカはネコがう? [Would a Cat Eat a Marital Dispute?]”, in みかんにっ [Mikan Picture Diary] (in Japanese), episode 23, TBS, CBC:
      ボケ…お (とう)さん! (かみ) (なが)くてが ()いね!すごく (わか) (わか)しい!
      Boke… Otō-san! Kami nagakute ga koi ne! Sugoku wakawakashii!
      Dummy… Dad! Look at your long, luscious hair back then! You looked so young!
      それは (あに) ()だ。
      Sore wa aniki da.
      That’s my brother.
  2. (slang) a big bro (gang leader)
    • 1988 July 30 [Dec 25 1983], Fujiko F. Fujio, “なくな!ゆうれい [The Boo-hoo! Ghost]”, in ひとりぼっちの宇宙戦争 [The One-Man Cosmic War] (藤子不二雄少年SF短編集; 1), volume 1 (fiction, in Japanese), 16th edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-140701-3, page 55:
      ゴン (すけ)とはなんだ!
      Gonsuke to wa nan da!
      What’s Gonsuke?
      兄きのことは、ゴッドファーザーとよんでもらおう。
      Aniki no koto wa, Goddo Fāzā to yondemora ō.
      Call him Godfather, okay?

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