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Source Totoeba Project
The victim of blackmail has been paying hush money for years, but now he realizes it is foolish, and he has decided not to pay a red cent more.
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Vocabulary list

kyoukatsu
noun, suru verb
  1. blackmail; extortion; threat (to extort money)
no
particle
  1. indicates possessive (occasionally ん, orig. written 乃 or 之)
  2. nominalizes verbs and adjectives
  3. substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases
  4. (at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusion (often ん)
  5. (at sentence-end) indicates emotional emphasis
  6. (at sentence-end, rising tone) indicates question
sono
pre-noun adjectival
  1. that; the (something or someone distant from the speaker, close to the listener; actions of the listener, or ideas expressed or understood by the listener)
  2. part (as in "part two") (preceding a number)
interjection
  1. um ...; er ...; uh ...
giseisha
noun
  1. victim
gisei
noun
  1. sacrifice; victim; scapegoat
  2. sacrifice (to the gods)
sha
suffix
  1. person; -er
noun
  1. expert; geisha; prostitute
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
koko
pronoun
  1. here; this place
  2. this point; here; now
  3. these past ... (e.g. three years); these last ... (followed by a duration noun)
  4. the next ... (e.g. few days); these next ... (followed by a duration noun)
nannenkan
expression
  1. many years
nan
pronoun
  1. what
prefix
  1. how many (followed by a counter)
  2. many; a lot of (followed by (optional number), counter and も)
  3. several; a few; some (followed by a counter and か)
nenkan
noun, adverb
  1. (period of) a year
noun, used as a suffix
  1. during an era
toiumono
expression
  1. something like ...; something called ...
toiu
expression
  1. called; named; that says; that
  2. as many as; as much as (after a quantity)
  3. all ...; every single ... (as ...という...)
mono
noun
  1. thing; object; article; stuff; substance
  2. one's things; possessions; property; belongings (as 〜のもの, 〜のもん)
  3. things; something; anything; everything; nothing
  4. quality
  5. reason; the way of things
  6. used to emphasize emotion, judgment, etc.; used to indicate a common occurrence in the past (after a verb in past tense); used to indicate a general tendency; used to indicate something that should happen (formal noun often used as 〜ものだ)
noun, used as a suffix
  1. item classified as ...; item related to ...; work in the genre of ...
  2. cause of ...; cause for ...
prefix
  1. somehow; somewhat; for some reason
  2. really; truly
kuchidomeryou
noun
  1. hush money
kuchidome
noun, suru verb
  1. forbidding to speak; muzzling (a person); bribing into secrecy
noun
  1. hush money
ryou
noun, used as a suffix, noun
  1. fee; charge; rate
  2. material
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.
harau
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to pay (e.g. money, bill)
  2. to brush off; to wipe away; to clear away; to dust off; to cut off (e.g. branches)
  3. to drive away (e.g. one's competitors)
  4. to sell off (something unneeded); to dispose of
  5. to pay (e.g. attention); to show (e.g. respect, concern)
  6. to make (e.g. effort, sacrifice); to expend; to exert
  7. to move out (of one's own place); to vacate
  8. to sweep (e.g. one's legs); to knock aside
  9. to make a sweeping stroke (in Japanese calligraphy)
  10. to reset (an abacus)
kuru
kuru verb, intransitive verb
  1. to come (spatially or temporally); to approach; to arrive
kuru verb, intransitive verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to come back; to do ... and come back (after the -te form of a verb)
  2. to come to be; to become; to get; to grow; to continue (after the -te form of a verb)
kuru verb, intransitive verb
  1. to come from; to be caused by; to derive from
  2. to come to (i.e. "when it comes to spinach ...")
daga
conjunction
  1. but; however; (and) yet; nevertheless; still; for all that
ima
noun, no adjective, adverb
  1. now; the present time; just now; soon; immediately
adverb
  1. another; more
de
particle
  1. at; in (indicates location of action; にて is the formal literary form)
  2. at; when (indicates time of action)
  3. by; with (indicates means of action)
conjunction
  1. and then; so
auxiliary
  1. and; then (indicates continuing action; alternative form of 〜て used for some verb types)
particle
  1. let me tell you; don't you know (at sentence-end; indicates certainty, emphasis, etc.)
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
soreha
adverb
  1. very; extremely
expression
  1. that is
sore
pronoun
  1. that; it (indicating an item or person near the listener, the action of the listener, or something on their mind)
  2. then; that point (in time); that time
  3. there (indicating a place near the listener)
  4. you
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
oroka
na adjective, noun
  1. foolish; stupid
na
particle
  1. don't (prohibitive; used with dictionary form verb)
  2. do (imperative (from なさい); used with -masu stem of verb)
interjection
  1. hey; listen; you
particle
  1. now, ...; well, ...; I tell you!; you know (when seeking confirmation, for emphasis, etc.; used at sentence end)
  2. wow; ooh (used to express admiration, emotionality, etc.; used at sentence end)
koto
noun
  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
noun, used as a suffix
  1. nominalizing suffix
  2. pretending to ...; playing make-believe ...
noun
  1. alias; also known as; otherwise known as; or (as AことB (A = alias, B = real name))
  2. necessity; need (as 〜ことはない)
  3. you should ...; I advise that you ...; it's important to ... (as 〜ことだ)
da
copula
  1. be; is (plain copula)
auxiliary verb
  1. did; (have) done (た after certain verb forms; indicates past or completed action)
  2. please; do (indicates light imperative)
to
particle, conjunction
  1. if; when
  2. and
particle
  1. with
  2. used for quoting (thoughts, speech, etc.)
noun
  1. promoted pawn
particle
  1. indicates a question (at sentence end)
satoru
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to perceive; to sense; to discern
  2. to understand; to comprehend; to realize
  3. to attain enlightenment
mou
adverb
  1. now; soon; shortly; before long; presently
  2. already; yet; by now; (not) anymore
  3. further; more; again; another; the other
interjection
  1. tsk; dammit; jeez; come on; what the hell (used to strengthen expression of an emotion (often exasperation))
bitaichimon
noun
  1. very small amount of money; penny; cent; nickel; dime
harau
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to pay (e.g. money, bill)
  2. to brush off; to wipe away; to clear away; to dust off; to cut off (e.g. branches)
  3. to drive away (e.g. one's competitors)
  4. to sell off (something unneeded); to dispose of
  5. to pay (e.g. attention); to show (e.g. respect, concern)
  6. to make (e.g. effort, sacrifice); to expend; to exert
  7. to move out (of one's own place); to vacate
  8. to sweep (e.g. one's legs); to knock aside
  9. to make a sweeping stroke (in Japanese calligraphy)
  10. to reset (an abacus)
koto
noun
  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
noun, used as a suffix
  1. nominalizing suffix
  2. pretending to ...; playing make-believe ...
noun
  1. alias; also known as; otherwise known as; or (as AことB (A = alias, B = real name))
  2. necessity; need (as 〜ことはない)
  3. you should ...; I advise that you ...; it's important to ... (as 〜ことだ)
ni
particle
  1. at (place, time); in; on; during
  2. to (direction, state); toward; into
  3. for (purpose)
  4. because of (reason); for; with
  5. by; from
  6. as (i.e. in the role of)
  7. per; in; for; a (e.g. "once a month")
  8. and; in addition to
  9. if; although
kimeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to decide; to choose; to determine; to make up one's mind; to resolve; to set one's heart on; to settle; to arrange; to set; to appoint; to fix
  2. to clinch (a victory); to decide (the outcome of a match)
  3. to persist in doing; to go through with
  4. to always do; to have made a habit of (as 決めている)
  5. to take for granted; to assume
  6. to dress up; to dress to kill; to dress to the nines
  7. to carry out successfully (a move in sports, a pose in dance, etc.); to succeed in doing
  8. to immobilize with a double-arm lock (in sumo, judo, etc.)
  9. to eat or drink something; to take illegal drugs

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