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Nancy had never seen a giant panda before.
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Vocabulary list

ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
sore
pronoun
  1. that; it (indicating an item or person near the listener, the action of the listener, or something on their mind)
  2. then; that point (in time); that time
  3. there (indicating a place near the listener)
  4. you
izen
noun, adverb
  1. ago; since; before; previous
niha
expression, particle
  1. to; for; on; in; at (emphasises word marked by に)
  2. in order to; for
  3. as for; regarding (indicates respect for subject of sentence)
  4. while it is (was) the case that ...; indeed ... (but); certainly ... (but) (as AにはAが...; emphasizes the repeated word, followed by a contrasting statement)
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
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
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.
miru

Plain Past Indicative Form

mita
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to see; to look; to watch; to view; to observe
  2. to examine; to look over; to assess; to check; to judge
  3. to look after; to attend to; to take care of; to keep an eye on
  4. to experience; to meet with (misfortune, success, etc.)
auxiliary verb, ichidan verb
  1. to try ...; to have a go at ...; to give ... a try (after the -te form of a verb)
  2. to see (that) ...; to find (that) ... (as 〜てみると, 〜てみたら, 〜てみれば, etc.)
kotoganai

Plain Past Indicative Form

kotoganakatta
expression, i adjective (negative)
  1. (something) has never occurred; to have never done (something); such a thing has not happened (after the past tense form of a verb)
  2. never happens; there is never a time when
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)
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)
nai

Plain Past Indicative Form

nakatta
i adjective (negative)
  1. nonexistent; not being (there)
  2. unowned; not had; unpossessed
  3. unique
  4. not; impossible; won't happen (as ...ことがない, etc.; indicates negation, inexperience, unnecessariness or impossibility)
auxiliary adjective
  1. not (after the ren'youkei form of an adjective)
  2. to not be; to have not (after the -te form of a verb)

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