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Joan became a great actress in spite of having had a difficult childhood.
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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
kodomonokoro
expression, no adjective
  1. as a child; when one was a child; childhood
kodomo
noun
  1. child
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
koro
noun, adverb, noun, used as a suffix
  1. (approximate) time; around; about; toward (ごろ when used as a suffix)
  2. suitable time (or condition)
  3. time of year; season
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
mijime
mijime
na adjective
  1. miserable; wretched; unhappy; sad; pitiable
da

Plain Past Indicative Form

datta
copula
  1. be; is (plain copula)
auxiliary verb
  1. did; (have) done (た after certain verb forms; indicates past or completed action)
  2. please; do (indicates light imperative)
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)
nochini
adverb
  1. later on; subsequently; by and by; after a while
nochi
noun, adverb, no adjective
  1. later; afterwards
noun, no adjective
  1. future
  2. after one's death
noun
  1. descendant
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
dai
prefix, na adjective, noun
  1. large; big; great; huge; vast; major; important; serious; severe
prefix
  1. great; prominent; eminent; distinguished
suffix
  1. -sized; as big as; the size of
suffix, prefix
  1. university
noun
  1. large (e.g. serving size); large option
  2. long month (i.e. having 31 days)
joyuu
noun, no adjective
  1. actress
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
naru

Plain Past Indicative Form

natta
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to become; to get; to grow; to be; to reach; to attain
  2. to result in; to prove to be
  3. to consist of; to be composed of
  4. to succeed; to be complete
  5. to change into; to be exchanged for
  6. to play a role
  7. to be promoted
godan verb
  1. to do ... (as お+masu-stem+になる, ご+noun+になる, etc.)

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