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What little guidance I had I owe to a young man.
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wazuka
wazuka
na adjective, adverb, noun
  1. only; merely; (a) little; small quantity
nagara
particle
  1. while; during; as
  2. while; although; though; despite; in spite of; notwithstanding
  3. all; both
  4. as (i.e. "as always", "as long ago"); in (i.e. "in tears")
watashi
pronoun, no adjective
  1. I; me
  2. private affairs; personal matter; secrecy
  3. selfishness
no
particle
  1. indicates possessive
  2. verb and adjective nominalizer (nominaliser)
  3. substituting for "ga" in subordinate phrases
  4. indicates a confident conclusion
  5. emotional emphasis (sentence end) (fem)
  6. indicates question (sentence end)
ukeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to receive; to accept; to get; to inherit
  2. to catch (e.g. a ball); to parry (e.g. a blow); to take (lesson, test, damage); to sustain (damage); to incur (loss)
  3. to become popular; to be well-received; to go down well
shidou
noun, suru verb
  1. leadership; guidance; coaching
  2. shido (disciplinary action for a minor infringement of the rules of judo)
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.
watashi
pronoun, no adjective
  1. I; me
  2. private affairs; personal matter; secrecy
  3. selfishness
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
wakamono
noun, no adjective
  1. young man; youth; lad
ni
particle
  1. indicates such things as location of person or thing, location of short-term action, etc.
ou
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to bear; to carry on one's back
  2. to take responsibility for; to accept a duty
  3. to be injured
  4. to owe
iru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be (of animate objects); to exist
  2. to stay
  3. (after the -te form of a verb) verb indicating continuing action or state (i.e. to be ..ing, to have been ..ing)

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