Reading

Kana: おや
Romaji: oya
Kana
Romaji

Definitions

1

parent; parents

2

dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.)

See also: (reading こ, entry #7)
3

founder

4

(pet) owner

Kanji

Readings: シン、 おや、 おや-、 した.しい、 した.しむ
Meanings: parent, intimacy, relative, familiarity, dealer (cards)
Reading: 
Meanings: ancestor, pioneer, founder

Example Sentences

親切(しんせつ)に。
➥How nice of you!
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(かれ)父親(ちちおや)()だ。
➥He takes after his father.
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(きみ)親友(しんゆう)より。
➥Your loving friend.
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(おや)欲目(よくめ)
➥The crow thinks her own birds fairest.
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彼女(かのじょ)親切(しんせつ)だ。
➥She is kind.
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彼女(かのじょ)父親(ちちおや)()だ。
➥She takes after her father.
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