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Dr. Patterson: Not at all! Koko has taught us that gorillas are intelligent enough to learn sign language.
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Vocabulary list

hakase
noun
  1. expert; learned person
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. doctor; PhD; Dr.
noun
  1. instructor at the imperial court (ritsuryo period)
  2. pitch and length marks (to accompany a Buddhist liturgical chant, etc.)
tondemonai
i adjective
  1. unthinkable; absurd; outrageous; preposterous; terrible
expression
  1. absolutely not!; not at all!; far from it!; impossible!; preposterous!; what a thing to say!; no way!; bullshit
  2. don't mention it; you're welcome
ga
particle
  1. indicates sentence subject (occasionally object)
  2. indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions)
conjunction
  1. but; however; still; and
  2. regardless of; whether (or not) (after the volitional form of a verb)
gorira
noun
  1. gorilla (Gorilla spp., esp. western gorilla, Gorilla gorilla)
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
rikou
na adjective, noun
  1. clever; intelligent; wise; bright; sharp; sensible; smart; shrewd
  2. well-behaved (esp. children and pets); obedient; good (usu. as お利口)
  3. good (with words)
de
particle
  1. at; in (indicates location of action; にて is the formal literary form)
  2. at; when (indicates time of action)
  3. by; with (indicates means of action)
conjunction
  1. and then; so
auxiliary
  1. and; then (indicates continuing action; alternative form of 〜て used for some verb types)
particle
  1. let me tell you; don't you know (at sentence-end; indicates certainty, emphasis, etc.)
shuwa
noun
  1. sign language
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.
oboeru

Potential Plain Present Indicative Form

oboerareru

Passive Plain Present Indicative Form

oboerareru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to memorize; to memorise; to commit to memory; to learn by heart; to bear in mind; to remember
  2. to learn; to pick up; to acquire
  3. to feel
  4. to think; to regard
koto
noun
  1. thing; matter
  2. incident; occurrence; event; something serious; trouble; crisis
  3. circumstances; situation; state of affairs
  4. work; business; affair
  5. after an inflectable word, creates a noun phrase indicating something the speaker does not feel close to
noun, used as a suffix
  1. nominalizing suffix
  2. pretending to ...; playing make-believe ...
noun
  1. alias; also known as; otherwise known as; or (as AことB (A = alias, B = real name))
  2. necessity; need (as 〜ことはない)
  3. you should ...; I advise that you ...; it's important to ... (as 〜ことだ)
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.
watashitachi
pronoun
  1. we; us
watashi
pronoun
  1. I; me (slightly formal or feminine)
tachi
suffix
  1. pluralizing suffix (esp. for people and animals; formerly honorific)
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
oshieru

te-form

oshiete
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to teach; to instruct
  2. to tell; to inform
  3. to preach
kureru

Polite Past Indicative Form

kuremashita
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to give; to let (one) have (the receiver is the speaker or someone close to the speaker)
  2. to give (often as くれてやる; shows mild disdain for the receiver)
auxiliary verb, ichidan verb
  1. to do for one; to take the trouble to do (after the -te form of a verb)
  2. to do to someone's disadvantage (after the -te form of a verb)

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