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Source Totoeba Project
The mystery contains more dialogue than narrative.
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Vocabulary list

sono
pre-noun adjectival
  1. that; the (something or someone distant from the speaker, close to the listener; actions of the listener, or ideas expressed or understood by the listener)
  2. part (as in "part two") (preceding a number)
interjection
  1. um ...; er ...; uh ...
suirishousetsu
noun
  1. mystery novel; detective novel; whodunit
suiri
noun, suru verb
  1. reasoning; inference; deduction
noun
  1. mystery or detective genre
shousetsu
noun, no adjective
  1. novel; (short) story
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
jinobun
noun
  1. descriptive (narrative) part
ji
noun
  1. ground; land; earth; soil
  2. the region in question; the local area
  3. skin
  4. texture; fabric; material; weave
  5. base; background
  6. one's true nature
  7. narrative (i.e. descriptive part of a story)
  8. real life; actuality
  9. captured territory (in the game of go)
  10. noh chorus
  11. accompaniment music (in Japanese dance)
  12. basic phrase (in Japanese music; usu. repetitive)
  13. base part (of multiple shamisens)
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
bun
noun
  1. sentence
  2. composition; text; writings
  3. the literary arts (as opposed to the military arts); academia; literature
  4. statement
yorimo
expression
  1. in comparison to (emphatic form of より)
  2. rather than
yori
particle
  1. than
  2. from; out of; since; at; on
  3. except; but; other than
adverb
  1. more
mo
particle
  1. too; also; in addition; as well; (not) either (in a negative sentence)
  2. both A and B; A as well as B; neither A nor B (in a negative sentence) (as AもBも)
  3. even; as much as; as many as; as far as; as long as; no less than; no fewer than (used for emphasis or to express absence of doubt regarding a quantity, etc.)
  4. even if; even though; although; in spite of (often as 〜ても, 〜でも, 〜とも, etc.)
adverb
  1. further; more; again; another; the other
kaiwa
noun, suru verb
  1. conversation
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
bubun
noun
  1. portion; section; part
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
hou
noun
  1. direction; way; side; area (in a particular direction)
  2. side (of an argument, etc.); one's part (often 私の方, あなたの方, etc.)
  3. type; category
  4. field (of study, etc.)
  5. indicates one side of a comparison
  6. way; method; manner; means
  7. length (of each side of a square)
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)
ooi
i adjective
  1. many; numerous; a lot
  2. large amount of; large quantity of; a lot; much
  3. frequent; common

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