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I tumbled on the truth by the merest accident, when I'd pretty nearly chucked the whole job.
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Vocabulary list

hyonna
pre-noun adjectival
  1. strange; unexpected; (by) chance; unusual; curious
kotokara
expression
  1. from the fact that ...
hontou
na adjective, noun
  1. truth; reality
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)
koto
noun
  1. thing; matter; fact; circumstances; business; reason; experience
gawa
gawa
noun
  1. river; stream
  2. the .... river; (suffix used with the names of rivers)
gawa
noun, suffix
  1. side (of something, or taking someone's side); part
  2. (watch) case
kau
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to buy; to purchase
  2. to value; to have a high opinion
  3. to stir; to provoke
kau
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to keep; to raise; to feed
kau
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to support or prop up
kau
godan verb
  1. to take turns; to mingle together
katsu
katsu
katsu
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to win; to gain victory
karu
karu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to cut (hair); to mow (grass); to harvest; to clip; to shear; to reap; to trim; to prune
karu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to drive (car); to spur on; to impel
karu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to borrow; to have a loan
  2. to rent; to hire
karu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to hunt (e.g. animals); to go looking for (e.g. flowers, etc.); to gather (e.g. mushrooms); to pick (e.g. fruit)
nda
expression
  1. the expectation is that ...; the reason is that ...; the fact is that ...; it is that ...
hotondo
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. mostly; almost
tewohiku
expression, godan verb
  1. to withdraw from (a deal); to wash one's hands of
  2. to lead by the hand
kaku
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to scratch
  2. to perspire
  3. to shovel; to paddle
kakeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to suspend between two points; to build (a bridge, etc.); to put up on something (e.g. legs up on table)
to
particle, conjunction
  1. if; when
  2. and
  3. with
  4. particle used for quoting (with speech, thoughts, etc.)
  5. promoted pawn (shogi)
kini
noun
  1. orpiment
  2. gamboge
  3. falsification; alteration

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