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Particle, See 乃, occasionally ん, orig. written 乃 or 之
1. indicates possessive
2. nominalizes verbs and adjectives
See が・1
3. substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases
often ん
4. (at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusion
Female term or language
5. (at sentence-end) indicates emotional emphasis
1. disappointment, let-down
2. miss, failure, losing (lottery) ticket, blank
3. nonsense
, あと
May take 'no', See 後ずさり
1. behind, rear
See その後
2. after, later
3. remainder, the rest
Adverbial noun
4. more (e.g. five more minutes), left
5. also, in addition
, 迹, 痕, 址, あと
1. trace, tracks, mark, sign
2. site, remains, ruins
esp. 痕
3. scar
Particle, pronounced わ in modern Japanese
1. topic marker particle
2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
3. adds emphasis
少し, 寡し, 些し, すこし
1. small quantity, little, few, something
2. little while
3. short distance
, きち, きつ
May take 'no', See 御神籤・おみくじ
1. good fortune (esp. omikuji fortune-telling result), good luck, auspiciousness
See 吉日・2, Abbreviation
2. unspecified day of the month (used to obscure the date a letter, invitation, etc. was written)
きつ, 狐, けつね, きつ, キツネ
Usually in kana
1. fox (esp. the red fox, Vulpes vulpes)
2. fox (i.e. a sly person)
See 狐うどん・きつねうどん
3. soba or udon topped with deep-fried tofu
See きつね色, Abbreviation
4. light brown, golden brown
のです, のだ, んです, んだ
Expression, の and ん add emphasis
the expectation is that ..., the reason is that ..., the fact is that ..., the explanation is that ..., it is that ...
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