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English Translation of Sentence

To record something, they used knotted cords made of the wool of the llama or alpaca.
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Vocabulary list

nanika
nanka
expression
  1. something
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.
ki
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. account; history; chronicle; annals; record
  2. Records of Ancient Matters
rokusuru
suru verb (special class), transitive verb
  1. to record
tameni
conjunction
  1. for; for the sake of; to one's advantage; in favor of; in favour of; on behalf of
  2. because of; as a result of
arera
noun, no adjective
  1. those (indicating something distant from both speaker and listener, or something understood without naming it directly)
  2. they (of people) (used to refer to one's equals or inferiors)
karera
pronoun, no adjective
  1. they (usually male); them
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
ka
particle
  1. indicates question (sentence end)
  2. indicates choice, doubt, etc.
no
particle
  1. possessive (used on tombs, etc.)
keito
noun
  1. knitting wool
de
particle
  1. indicates location of action; at; in
  2. indicates time of action
  3. indicates means of action; cause of effect; by
  4. and then; so
suru
suru verb (irregular)
  1. to do
  2. to cause to become; to make (into); to turn (into)
  3. to serve as; to act as; to work as
  4. to wear (clothes, a facial expression, etc.)
  5. to judge as being; to view as being; to think of as; to treat as; to use as
  6. to decide on; to choose
  7. to be sensed (of a smell, noise, etc.)
  8. to be (in a state, condition, etc.)
  9. to be worth; to cost
  10. to pass (of time); to elapse
  11. verbalizing suffix (applies to nouns noted in this dictionary with the part of speech "vs")
  12. creates a humble verb (after a noun prefixed with "o" or "go")
  13. to be just about to; to be just starting to; to try to; to attempt to
dekiru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be able (in a position) to do; to be up to the task
  2. to be ready; to be completed
  3. to be made; to be built
  4. to be good at; to be permitted (to do)
  5. to become intimate; to take up (with somebody)
  6. to grow; to be raised
musubime
noun
  1. knot
no
particle
  1. possessive (used on tombs, etc.)
tsuku
tsuku
tsuku
tsuku
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to prick; to stab
  2. to poke; to prod; to push; to thrust; to nudge; to hit; to strike
  3. to use (a cane); to prop oneself up with; to press against (the floor, etc.)
  4. to attack
  5. to brave (the rain, etc.)
himo
noun
  1. string; cord
  2. man who is financially dependent on a woman (such as a gigolo or, in the case of a prostitute, a pimp); pimp
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.
tsukau
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to use (a thing, method, etc.); to make use of; to put to use
  2. to use (a person, animal, puppet, etc.); to employ; to handle; to manage; to manipulate
  3. to use (time, money, etc.); to spend; to consume
  4. to use (language); to speak
  5. to take (one's lunch); to circulate (bad money)

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