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Japanese cultured pearls have come to monopolise as much as 60% of the world pearl market.
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Vocabulary list

nippon
noun
  1. Japan
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
youshokushinju
noun
  1. cultured pearl
youshoku
noun, suru verb
  1. aquaculture; culture; cultivation; raising
shinju
noun
  1. pearl
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
sekai
noun
  1. the world; society; the universe
  2. sphere; circle; world
no adjective
  1. world-renowned; world-famous
noun
  1. realm governed by one Buddha; space (original meaning)
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
shinju
noun
  1. pearl
shijou
noun
  1. market (financial, stock, domestic, etc.); marketplace; exchange
  2. (street) market (usu. read いちば)
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
roku
numeric
  1. six (陸 is used in legal documents)
wari
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. rate; ratio; proportion; percentage
  2. profit
  3. assignment
  4. 10%; unit of ten percent (usu. 割)
  5. match; schedule of matches
noun, used as a suffix
  1. diluted with (of drinks); mixed with
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.
shimeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to occupy; to hold
  2. to account for; to make up; to take up
madeni
adverb
  1. by; not later than; before
made
particle
  1. until (a time); till; to; up to
  2. to (a place); as far as
  3. to (an extent); up to; so far as; even
  4. only; merely
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
naru

Plain Past Indicative Form

natta
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
godan verb
  1. to do ... (as お+masu-stem+になる, ご+noun+になる, etc.)

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