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Every time Uncle George visited our house, he always brought us a gift.
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ojisan
noun
  1. uncle (伯父さん is older than one's parent and 叔父さん is younger)
  2. old man; mister (usu. 小父さん or おじさん; vocative)
  3. manybar goatfish (Parupeneus multifasciatus) (usu. オジサン)
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
ie
noun
  1. house; residence; dwelling
  2. family; household
  3. lineage; family name
he
particle
  1. to; towards; for (indicates direction or goal; pronounced え in modern Japanese)
kuru
kuru verb, intransitive verb
  1. to come (spatially or temporally); to approach; to arrive
kuru verb, intransitive verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to come back; to do ... and come back (after the -te form of a verb)
  2. to come to be; to become; to get; to grow; to continue (after the -te form of a verb)
kuru verb, intransitive verb
  1. to come from; to be caused by; to derive from
  2. to come to (i.e. "when it comes to spinach ...")
toki
noun
  1. time; hour; moment (刻 signifies a time of day; 秋 signifies an important time)
noun, adverb
  1. occasion; case
noun
  1. chance; opportunity; season
  2. the times; the age; the day
  3. tense
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
kitto
adverb
  1. surely; undoubtedly; almost certainly; most likely (e.g. 90 percent)
  2. sternly; severely (esp. キッと)
  3. having no slack; rigid; stiff; tight
  4. suddenly; abruptly; instantly
nanika
adverb
  1. something; some; any
  2. somehow; for some reason
  3. (is there) something (you want, etc.)
nani
pronoun
  1. what
  2. you-know-what; that thing
  3. whatsit; whachamacallit; what's-his-name; what's-her-name
adverb
  1. (not) at all; (not) in the slightest (with neg. sentence)
interjection
  1. what?; huh? (indicates surprise)
  2. hey! (indicates anger or irritability)
  3. oh, no (it's fine); why (it's nothing); oh (certainly not) (used to dismiss someone's worries, concerns, etc.)
ka
particle
  1. yes?; no?; isn't it?; is it? (used at sentence-end; indicates a question (sometimes rhetorical))
  2. or; whether or not (after each alternative)
  3. some- (e.g. something, someone) (after an interrogative)
  4. hmm; huh (indicates doubt, uncertainty, etc.; sometimes after other particles)
prefix
  1. very (emphatic prefix; usu. before an adjective)
suffix
  1. -al; -ial; -ic; -ical; -ish; -y (suffix forming adjectives or adverbs; after an indeclinable word)
adverb
  1. in that way
omiyage
noun
  1. local specialty or souvenir bought as a gift while travelling
  2. present brought by a visitor
  3. something unpleasant that one is given (e.g. an illness while on vacation); unwelcome gift; disservice
o
prefix
  1. honorific/polite/humble prefix (usu. before a term with a kun-yomi reading; おん is more formal)
miyage
noun
  1. local specialty or souvenir bought as a gift while travelling
  2. present brought by a visitor
  3. something unpleasant that one is given (e.g. an illness while on vacation); unwelcome gift; disservice (usu. お土産)
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.
mottekuru

te-form

mottekite
expression, kuru verb
  1. to bring; to take (something) along; to fetch; to get
motsu

te-form

motte
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to hold (in one's hand); to take; to carry
  2. to possess; to have; to own
  3. to maintain; to keep
  4. to last; to be durable; to keep; to survive
  5. to take charge of; to be in charge of
  6. to hold (meeting, etc.); to have (opportunity, etc.)
kuru

te-form

kite
kuru verb, intransitive verb
  1. to come (spatially or temporally); to approach; to arrive
kuru verb, intransitive verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to come back; to do ... and come back (after the -te form of a verb)
  2. to come to be; to become; to get; to grow; to continue (after the -te form of a verb)
kuru verb, intransitive verb
  1. to come from; to be caused by; to derive from
  2. to come to (i.e. "when it comes to spinach ...")
Suffix after the te form of a verb
kureru

Polite Past Indicative Form

kuremashita
auxiliary verb, ichidan verb
  1. to do for one; to take the trouble to do (after the -te form of a verb)
  2. to do to someone's disadvantage (after the -te form of a verb)

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