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現在, 見在, げんざい
Adverb, May take 'no'
1. the present, present time, now
Noun, used as a suffix, after a time, date, etc.
2. as of
grammar
3. present tense
See 現世・1, Buddhist term
4. this world, this life
Takes suru
5. to actually exist, to exist right now, to exist right in front of one
私は現在の地位に満足している。
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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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私たち, 私達, わたし達, わたくし達, わたしたち, わたくしたち
Pronoun
we, us
3月の終わりに私たちは結婚するつもりです。
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にとって, に取って
Expression, Usually in kana
to, for, from the standpoint of, as far as ... is concerned
この証拠は彼にとって不利だった。
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最も, 尤も, もっとも, もとも
Adverb
most, extremely
ケンは三人のなかでもっとも速く走ります。
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もっとも, 尤も
Conjunction, Usually in kana
1. but then, although, though
NA-adjective
2. reasonable, natural, just
彼がその画家を尊敬するのはもっともだ。
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重要, じゅうよう
NA-adjective
important, momentous, essential, principal, major
その結び目を守るのは重要なことだ。
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なの
Expression, Female term or language, Colloquialism, at sentence-end with falling intonation; used to make an assertion
1. that's the way it is, yes
at sentence-end with rising intonation
2. is that so?, is it?
母は私がアルバイトをすることに反対なの。
Particle, pronounced わ in modern Japanese
1. indicates sentence topic
2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
3. adds emphasis
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地球, ちきゅう
Earth, the globe
汚染が地球を傷つけている。
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環境, かんきょう
May take 'no'
environment, circumstance
私たちが環境面の問題を耳にしないで過ぎる日は1日とてない。
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Particle
1. indicates direct object of action
2. indicates subject of causative expression
3. indicates an area traversed
4. indicates time (period) over which action takes place
5. indicates point of departure or separation of action
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守る, 護る, 戍る, まもる
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to protect, to guard, to defend
2. to keep (i.e. a promise), to abide (by the rules), to observe, to obey, to follow
あなたは、自分の家族を守らなければならない。
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こと, 事, 縡, こん
Usually in kana
1. thing, matter
2. incident, occurrence, event, something serious, trouble, crisis
3. circumstances, situation, state of affairs
4. work, business, affair
5. after an inflectable word, creates a noun phrase indicating something the speaker does not feel close to
「U.F.Oとは何を表しているの」「未確認飛行物体のことだと思う」
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, 箏, 筝, こと, そう
1. koto (13-stringed Japanese zither)
Only こと, Archaism
2. stringed instrument
Only 箏, Only 筝
3. zheng (Chinese zither), guzheng
彼女は琴を弾くことがとても好きだ。
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古都, こと
ancient city, former capital
この古都に何か新しいものがあることは、だれでも知っている。
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, 殊, こと, け
Only こと, NA-adjective, Noun, used as a prefix, Archaism
1. difference (from one another), different thing, other
2. unusual, extraordinary
糊塗, こと
Takes suru, Transitive
patching up (e.g. a failure), covering up (e.g. a mistake), glossing over
こと
Particle, particle always used at sentence-end
1. particle indicating a command
Female term or language, often as ことね
2. particle indicating mild enthusiasm
3. particle indicating a gentle interrogative
at sentence end as ことよ
4. particle used to soften a judgment or conclusion
, げん, こと
word, remark, statement
彼の言に従って行動するのはりこうではない。
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, 若, ごと, こと, もころ
Adverb, See 如し
like, similar to, same as