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When bears sleep or lie down, their postures depend on whether they want to get rid of heat or conserve it.
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Vocabulary list

ga
particle
  1. indicates sentence subject (occasionally object)
  2. indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions)
  3. but; however; still; and
nemuru
neburu
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to sleep (not necessarily lying down)
  2. to die
  3. to close one's eyes
yokoninaru
expression, godan verb
  1. to lie down (and rest)
toku
godan verb
  1. to do something in readiness for; to get something (needful) done
sono
pre-noun adjectival
  1. that (something or someone distant from the speaker, close to the listener; actions of the listener, or ideas expressed or understood by the listener); the
  2. um...; er...; uh...
shisei
noun
  1. attitude; posture; stance; approach; carriage (of the body)
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
netsu
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. fever; temperature
wo
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
  6. indicates object of desire, like, hate, etc.
nogasu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to let loose; to set free; to let escape; to miss
noka
particle
  1. endorsing and questioning the preceding statement (sentence ending particle); lamenting reflections on the preceding statement (sentence ending particle)
tamotsu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to keep; to preserve; to hold; to retain; to maintain; to support; to sustain; to last; to endure; to keep well (food); to wear well; to be durable
noka
particle
  1. endorsing and questioning the preceding statement (sentence ending particle); lamenting reflections on the preceding statement (sentence ending particle)
niyoru
expression
  1. by means of; due to; because of; according to

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