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Source Totoeba Project
There was, however, a need for food to be carried from the bowl to the mouth, and chopsticks came along to meet that need.
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Vocabulary list

shikashinagara
adverb, conjunction
  1. however; nevertheless
tabemono
noun
  1. food
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.
utsuwa
noun
  1. bowl; vessel; container
  2. ability; capacity; calibre; caliber
kara
particle
  1. from (e.g. time, place, numerical quantity); since
  2. from (originator); by
  3. because; since (follows verbs, adjectives)
  4. out of (constituent, part)
  5. through (e.g. window, vestibule)
  6. after; since (following the te-form of a verb)
  7. expresses sympathy or warning
kuchi
noun
  1. mouth
  2. opening; hole; gap; orifice
  3. mouth (of a bottle); spout; nozzle; mouthpiece
  4. gate; door; entrance; exit
  5. speaking; speech; talk (i.e. gossip)
  6. taste; palate
  7. mouth (to feed)
  8. opening (i.e. vacancy); available position
  9. invitation; summons
  10. kind; sort; type
  11. opening (i.e. beginning)
suffix, counter
  1. counter for mouthfuls, shares (of money), and swords
made
particle
  1. until (a time); till; to; up to
  2. to (a place); as far as
  3. to (an extent); up to; so far as; even
  4. only; merely
hakobu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to carry; to transport; to move; to convey
godan verb
  1. to come; to go (usu. as お運びになる, お運び下さる, etc.)
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to wield (a tool, etc.); to use
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to go (well, etc.); to proceed; to progress
hitsuyou
na adjective
  1. necessary; needed; essential; indispensable (必用 can imply has to be used rather than is just needed)
noun
  1. necessity; need; requirement
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)
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
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 ...
hitsuyousei
noun
  1. necessity
hitsuyou
na adjective
  1. necessary; needed; essential; indispensable (必用 can imply has to be used rather than is just needed)
noun
  1. necessity; need; requirement
sei
noun
  1. nature (of a person)
  2. sex
  3. gender
suffix
  1. -ty; -ity; -ness; -cy (indicating quality or condition)
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
kotaeru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to respond; to answer; to meet (e.g. demands, expectations)
  2. to affect; to take a toll; to strike home; to have an effect on; to be hard on someone (e.g. heat, cold, work, illness, etc.); to be a strain (sometimes 堪える)
tameni
conjunction
  1. for; for the sake of; to one's advantage; in favor of; in favour of; on behalf of
  2. because of; as a result of
tame
noun, adverb
  1. good; advantage; benefit; welfare
  2. sake; purpose; objective; aim
  3. consequence; result; effect
  4. affecting; regarding; concerning
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
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)
arawareru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to appear; to come in sight; to become visible; to come out; to embody; to materialize; to materialise
  2. to be expressed (e.g. emotions); to become apparent (e.g. trends, effects)
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
da
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)

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