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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
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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
4. more (e.g. five more minutes), left
5. also, in addition
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, 迹, 痕, 址, あと
1. trace, tracks, mark, sign
2. site, remains, ruins
esp. 痕
3. scar
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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
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少し, 寡し, 些し, すこし
1. small quantity, little, few, something
2. little while
3. short distance
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, 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
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のです, んです
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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