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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
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
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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
we, us
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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
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最も, 尤も, もっとも, もとも
most, extremely
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もっとも, 尤も
Conjunction, Usually in kana
1. but then, although, though
2. reasonable, natural, just
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重要, じゅうよう
important, momentous, essential, principal, major
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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?
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
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環境, かんきょう
May take 'no'
environment, circumstance
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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
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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
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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
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古都, こと
ancient city, former capital
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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
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
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, 若, ごと, こと, もころ
Adverb, See 如し
like, similar to, same as