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Japanese word indicating an approximate duration. It can usually be omitted from a translation into English, or possibly translated as "about". This word is actually spelled "kurai", but is pronounced "gurai" in almost every case. When expressing a duration, you usually need to add gurai to avoid sounding too precise, and therefore rude.

Ichi-ji-kan gurai terebi o mimashoo, ne.
Let's watch TV for an hour, ok?

Written (gurai), no kanji.

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