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Particle, pronounced わ in modern Japanese
1. topic marker particle
2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
3. adds emphasis
ある, 有る, 在る
Conjugated: なかった
Godan verb, Intransitive, See 居る・いる・1, Usually in kana, usu. of inanimate objects
1. to be, to exist, to live
2. to have
3. to be located
4. to be equipped with
5. to happen, to come about
ない, 無い
Conjugated: なかった
Usually in kana
1. nonexistent, not being (there)
2. unowned, not had, unpossessed
See またとない
3. unique
as ...ことがない, etc.; indicates negation, inexperience, unnecessariness or impossibility
4. not, impossible, won't happen
Auxiliary adjective, See ない・1, after the ren'youkei form of an adjective
5. not
亡い, ない
Conjugated: なかった
See 無い・1
Conjugated: なかった
Suffix, verb-negating suffix; may indicate question or invitation with rising intonation
1. not
See 忙しない, after the root of an adjective
2. emphatic suffix
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