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失敗, しっぱい
May take 'no', Takes suru
failure, mistake, blunder
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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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ある, 有る, 在る
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
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ある, 或る, 或
Pre-noun adjectival (rentaishi), Usually in kana
a certain ..., some ...
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のだ, んだ
Expression, See のです, の and ん add emphasis
the expectation is that ..., the reason is that ..., the fact is that ..., the explanation is that ..., it is that ...
Interjection, Dialect: Touhoku-ben
that's right, yes, uh-huh
Particle, at sentence end
1. indicates a question
after each alternative
2. or, whether or not
See 何か・1, after an interrogative
3. some- (e.g. something, someone)
indicates doubt, uncertainty, etc.; sometimes after other particles
4. hmm, huh
Prefix, See か弱い, emphatic prefix; usu. before an adjective
5. very
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, 等
Suffix, Usually in kana
1. pluralizing suffix
See あちら, See いくら・1
2. or so, rough indicator of direction, location, amount, etc.
See 清ら, after the stem of an adjective
3. nominalizing suffix
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にし, 螺, 辛螺, , ニシ
Usually in kana
small spiral-shelled snail, spiral shellfish