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運転, うんてん
Takes suru, May take 'no'
1. operation (of a machine, etc.), operating, running, run
2. driving
3. working (capital, etc.)
Particle, Conjunction
1. and, besides, moreover, what's more, not only ... but also
usu. indicates one of several reasons
2. because, since
at sentence end; gives reason for an unstated but deducible conclusion
3. the thing is, for one thing
Auxiliary, See 選ばれし者・えらばれしもの, See た・1, Archaism, literary form of 〜た
did, (have) done
あずさ, 梓, , アズサ
Only あずさ, Only アズサ, See 夜糞峰榛, Usually in kana
1. Japanese cherry birch (Betula grossa)
See キササゲ
2. yellow catalpa (Catalpa ovata)
See 赤芽柏・1
3. Japanese mallotus (Mallotus japonicus)
4. printing block
See 梓弓, Abbreviation
5. catalpa bow
ぎし, 羊蹄, ようてい, のね, , ギシギシ
Usually in kana
Japanese dock (plant) (Rumex japonicus)
ては, ちゃ, ちゃあ
1. if (an action, etc.)
2. since ..., if you are going to ...
3. one after another, indicates repeated action
4. adds emphasis
ならない, ならぬ, ならん, なりません
Expression, usu. ...てならない or ...でならない
1. cannot help (doing, etc.), cannot resist, cannot bear not to
usu. ...てはならない or ...ではならない
2. must not ..., should not ...
See なければならない, usu. ...なくてはならない, ...なければならない, or ...ねばならない
3. must ..., have to ..., ought to ...
なる, 成る, 為る
Conjugated: ならない
Godan verb, Intransitive, Usually in kana
1. to become, to get, to grow, to be, to reach, to attain
2. to result in, to prove to be
3. to consist of, to be composed of
4. to succeed, to be complete
5. to change into, to be exchanged for
鳴る, なる
Conjugated: ならない
Godan verb, Intransitive
to sound, to ring, to resound, to echo, to roar, to rumble
なる, 生る
Conjugated: ならない
Godan verb, Intransitive, Usually in kana
to bear fruit
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