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And, to make the matter worse, he has taken to drinking.
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sonoue
conjunction, noun, adverb
  1. in addition; furthermore
  2. above (which); on top of (which)
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 ...
ue
noun, no adjective, adverb, noun, used as a suffix
  1. above; up; over; elder (e.g. daughter)
noun
  1. top; summit; head (e.g. of a staircase)
  2. surface
noun, no adjective, adverb
  1. before; previous
noun, no adjective
  1. superiority; one's superior; one's elder
noun, adverb
  1. on top of that; besides; what's more; not only ... but (following a verb or adjective)
  2. upon (further inspection, etc.); based on (and occurring after) (following a verb or noun)
  3. matters concerning ...; as concerns ...
  4. since (i.e. "for that reason") (as ~上は)
noun, used as a suffix
  1. honorable; venerable (suffix indicating higher social standing than the speaker)
  2. place of one's superior (e.g. the throne)
  3. emperor; sovereign; shogun; daimyo
  4. noblewoman (esp. the wife of a nobleman)
komattakotoni
expression
  1. the trouble is that ...; the problem is that ...; unfortunately; annoyingly
komattakoto
expression, noun
  1. trouble; problem; mess; difficulty; nuisance
komaru

Plain Past Indicative Form

komatta
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be troubled; to have difficulty; to be in a fix; to be at a loss; to be stumped; to be embarrassed
  2. to be bothered; to be inconvenienced; to be annoyed
  3. to be badly off; to be hard up; to be in straitened circumstances
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)
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
chikagoro
noun, adverb
  1. lately; recently; nowadays
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.
nomihajimeru

Plain Past Indicative Form

nomihajimeta
ichidan verb
  1. to begin to drink
nomu

masu stem

nomi
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to drink; to gulp; to swallow; to take (medicine) (呑む often means swallowing whole, gulping, etc.)
  2. to smoke (tobacco) (also written 喫む)
  3. to engulf; to overwhelm
  4. to keep down; to suppress
  5. to accept (e.g. demand, condition)
  6. to make light of; to conceal
hajimeru

Plain Past Indicative Form

hajimeta
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to start; to begin; to commence; to initiate; to originate
  2. to start up (a business, society, etc.); to open (e.g. a store); to establish
auxiliary verb, ichidan verb
  1. to start ...; to begin to ... (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
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
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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