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English Translation of Sentence

Better to be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion.
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Vocabulary list

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)
tonaru
expression
  1. to become; to amount to
to
particle, conjunction
  1. if; when
  2. and
  3. with
  4. particle used for quoting (with speech, thoughts, etc.)
noun
  1. promoted pawn (shogi)
naru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to become; to get; to grow; to be; to reach; to attain
  2. to result in; to prove to be
  3. to consist of; to be composed of
  4. to succeed; to be complete
  5. to change into; to be exchanged for
  6. to play a role
  7. to be promoted (shogi)
inu
noun
  1. dog (Canis (lupus) familiaris)
  2. snoop (i.e. a detective, a spy, etc.)
noun, used as a prefix
  1. counterfeit; inferior; useless; wasteful
yori
adverb, particle
  1. from; out of; since; at
  2. than
  3. other than; except; but
  4. more
inu
noun
  1. dog (Canis (lupus) familiaris)
  2. snoop (i.e. a detective, a spy, etc.)
noun, used as a prefix
  1. counterfeit; inferior; useless; wasteful
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)
atama
noun
  1. head
  2. mind; brain; intellect
  3. top
  4. hair (on one's head)
  5. bangs; fringe
  6. top structural component of a kanji
tonaru
expression
  1. to become; to amount to
to
particle, conjunction
  1. if; when
  2. and
  3. with
  4. particle used for quoting (with speech, thoughts, etc.)
noun
  1. promoted pawn (shogi)
naru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to become; to get; to grow; to be; to reach; to attain
  2. to result in; to prove to be
  3. to consist of; to be composed of
  4. to succeed; to be complete
  5. to change into; to be exchanged for
  6. to play a role
  7. to be promoted (shogi)
hougaii
hougaii
expression
  1. (after past tense verb) had better (verb); (after negative verb) had better not (verb)
houga
noun
  1. imperial carriage
hou
noun
  1. feng (male Chinese firebird)
hou
adverbial noun, noun
  1. side; direction; way
ga
particle
  1. indicates sentence subject (occasionally object)
  2. indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions)
particle, conjunction
  1. but; however; still; and
ii
i adjective
  1. good; excellent; fine; nice; pleasant; agreeable
  2. sufficient (can be used to turn down an offer); ready; prepared
  3. profitable (e.g. deal, business offer, etc.); beneficial
  4. OK

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