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Running, running, running back to the source of the problem area, finding out it's not the best place to be and taking it's feet elsewhere: 元

Words from The EDICT Dictionary File:
お中元
一元

元より
元気
元金
元日
元年
元本
耳元
手元
足元
中元

Sentences from The Tanaka Corpus:
トムのおばあさんは元気そうです。 Tom's grandmother looks healthy.
まもなくマイクは元気になるでしょう。 It won't be long before Mike gets well.
元どおりにしまってください。 Put it back where it was.
元も子もなくしてしまった。 I have lost both principal and interest.
元気がなくなった。 I lost heart.

Inputting Japanese. Now I knew on my rather plain and simple English keyboard I have to use romanji to input my Japanese. I went out onto the interwebs for some pictures of keyboards that an actual Japanese super model may actually use. Come to find out, it looks like my dvorak test with the letters kind of tacked on. Plus it looks like the kana is used on the numbers above the letters like some small form factor keyboard on an old laptop that you could only use by pressing that oh so out of the way button with a blue Fn or something imprinted on it. For what it's worth, however, I want me one of those keyboards!

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