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Pepperberg can show Alex two objects (for example, a green square and a red square) and ask, "What's different?"
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Vocabulary list

noun
  1. long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana)
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
futatsu
numeric
  1. two
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)
mono
mon
noun
  1. thing; object
  2. the natural thing; a frequently done thing
  3. used to express emotional involvement
  4. used in giving a reason
karada
noun, no adjective
  1. body
  2. health
tai
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. body; physique; posture
  2. shape; form; style
  3. substance; identity; reality
  4. field
  5. counter for humanoid forms (e.g. dolls, statues, corpses, etc.)
tei
noun
  1. appearance; air; condition; state; form
tatoeba
adverb
  1. for example; e.g.
midoriiro
ryokushoku
na adjective, noun, no adjective
  1. green; emerald green; green color of new foliage; verdure
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)
shikakukei
shikakkei
noun
  1. square; quadrilateral; quadrangle
to
particle, conjunction
  1. if; when
  2. and
  3. with
  4. particle used for quoting (with speech, thoughts, etc.)
  5. promoted pawn (shogi)
akai
i adjective
  1. red
  2. Red (i.e. communist)
shikaku
na adjective, noun, no adjective
  1. square
kata
gata
noun, suffix
  1. shape; appearance
  2. collateral
  3. obverse of an old "zeni" coin
katachi
noun
  1. form; shape; figure
  2. visage
nari
noun, no adjective
  1. style; way; shape; form; appearance; state
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.
miseru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to show; to display
te
particle
  1. casual quoting particle
te
noun
  1. hand; arm
  2. forepaw; foreleg
  3. handle
  4. hand; worker; help
  5. trouble; care; effort
  6. means; way; trick; move; technique; workmanship
  7. hand; handwriting
  8. kind; type; sort
  9. one's hands; one's possession
  10. ability to cope
  11. hand (of cards)
  12. direction
tagau
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to differ; to be different
  2. to run counter to
  3. to change (into something out of the ordinary)
chigau
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to differ (from); to vary
  2. to not be in the usual condition
  3. to not match the correct (answer, etc.)
  4. to be different from promised
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
nani
nan
interjection, pronoun, no adjective
  1. what
  2. how many (some counter)
  3. euph. for genitals or sex
to
particle, conjunction
  1. if; when
  2. and
  3. with
  4. particle used for quoting (with speech, thoughts, etc.)
  5. promoted pawn (shogi)
toikakeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to ask a question
  2. to begin to ask a question
koto
koto
noun, na adjective, noun, used as a prefix
  1. difference (from one another); different thing; other
  2. unusual; extraordinary
ga
particle
  1. indicates sentence subject (occasionally object)
  2. indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions)
  3. but; however; still; and
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

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