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My father achieved that and more in four words, which made quoting Shakespeare as effective as any business adviser could wish.
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Vocabulary list

chichi
noun
  1. father (とと and ちゃん are used by children)
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
shi
numeric
  1. four (肆 is used in legal documents)
go
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. language
noun, noun, used as a suffix, counter
  1. word
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.)
sousuru

Plain Past Indicative Form

soushita
expression, suru verb (irregular)
  1. to do so; to do thus
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.
juubun
na adjective
  1. enough; sufficient; plenty; adequate; satisfactory
adverb
  1. sufficiently; fully; thoroughly; well; perfectly
noun, suru verb
  1. division into ten
sugiru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to pass through; to pass by; to go beyond
  2. to pass (of time); to elapse
  3. to have expired; to have ended; to be over
  4. to exceed; to surpass; to be above
  5. to be no more than ... (as 〜に過ぎない, etc.)
ichidan verb, intransitive verb, suffix
  1. to be excessive; to be too much; to be too ... (often used after adj. stems or the -masu stems of verbs)
kurai
suffix, particle
  1. approximately; about; around; or so (also written as 位)
  2. to (about) the extent that; (almost) enough that; so ... that ...; at least
  3. as ... as ...; like
yaritogeru

te-form

yaritogete
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to accomplish; to finish; to carry through; to follow through
iru

Plain Past Indicative Form

ita
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be (of animate objects); to exist
  2. to stay
ichidan verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to be ...-ing; to have been ...-ing (after the -te form of a verb; indicates continuing action or state)
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
dearu

masu stem

deari
copula, godan verb (irregular)
  1. be; is
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.)
aru

masu stem

ari
godan verb (irregular), intransitive verb
  1. to be; to exist; to live (usu. of inanimate objects)
  2. to have
  3. to be located
  4. to be equipped with
  5. to happen; to come about
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
niyotte
expression
  1. according to; by (means of); due to; because of
niyoru

te-form

niyotte
expression, godan verb
  1. by means of; due to; because of; according to
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
inyou
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. quotation; citation; reference
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
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
adobaizaa
noun
  1. adviser; advisor
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)
nozomu

masu stem

nozomi
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to desire
  2. to wish for; to expect
  3. to see; to command (a view of)
eru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to get; to earn; to acquire; to procure; to gain; to secure; to attain; to obtain; to win (獲る esp. refers to catching wild game, etc.)
  2. to understand; to comprehend
  3. to receive something undesirable (e.g. a punishment); to get (ill)
auxiliary verb, ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to be able to ..., can ... (after the -masu stem of a verb)
kagiri
noun
  1. limit; limits; bounds
  2. degree; extent; scope
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. the end; the last
noun, adverb
  1. as long as ...; as far as ...; as much as ...; to the limits of ...; all of ... (after an adjective, verb, or noun)
  2. unless ... (after neg. verb)
noun
  1. (not) included in ...; (not) part of ... (usu. as 〜の限りではない)
noun, used as a suffix, noun, adverb
  1. ... only (e.g. "one time only", "today only")
noun
  1. end of one's life; final moments; death
  2. funeral; burial
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
kouka
noun, no adjective
  1. effect; effectiveness; efficacy; result
noun
  1. effects (e.g. sound effects, visual effects, special effects)
sei
noun
  1. nature (of a person)
  2. sex
  3. gender
suffix
  1. -ty; -ity; -ness; -cy (indicating quality or condition)
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.
eru

Plain Past Indicative Form

eta
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to get; to earn; to acquire; to procure; to gain; to secure; to attain; to obtain; to win (獲る esp. refers to catching wild game, etc.)
  2. to understand; to comprehend
  3. to receive something undesirable (e.g. a punishment); to get (ill)
auxiliary verb, ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to be able to ..., can ... (after the -masu stem of a verb)
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
dearu

Plain Past Indicative Form

deatta
copula, godan verb (irregular)
  1. be; is
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.)
aru

Plain Past Indicative Form

atta
godan verb (irregular), intransitive verb
  1. to be; to exist; to live (usu. of inanimate objects)
  2. to have
  3. to be located
  4. to be equipped with
  5. to happen; to come about

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