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The obsequious waiter is usually assigned the best table because he always curries favor with his manager and superiors.
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kobihetsurau
kobihetsurau
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to toady; to be obsequious
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
saijou
na adjective, noun
  1. best
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
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.
ategau

Passive Plain Present Indicative Form

ategawareru
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to allot; to allocate
  2. to supply with; to furnish
  3. to fit to; to fasten to; to apply to
nazenara
conjunction
  1. because; the reason is; if you want to know why
soushita
expression, pre-noun adjectival
  1. such
sousuru

Plain Past Indicative Form

soushita
expression, suru verb (irregular)
  1. to do so; to do thus
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
itsumo
adverb
  1. always; all the time; at all times
  2. never (with neg. verb)
no adjective, noun
  1. usual; regular; habitual; customary
maneejaa
noun
  1. manager (e.g. of a business, an idol, etc.)
  2. in a sports team (esp. at school) someone who does the routine drudge work
ya
particle
  1. such things as ...; and ... and (used for non-exhaustive lists related to a specific time and place)
  2. the minute (that) ...; no sooner than ...; as soon as (after the dictionary form of a verb)
copula
  1. be; is
interjection
  1. o; oh (punctuational exclamation in haiku, renga, etc.)
  2. huh; what (interjection expressing surprise)
  3. hi
  4. yes; what?
particle
  1. yes?; no?; is it?; isn't it? (indicates a question)
uwayaku
noun
  1. one's superior; higher-up; boss; senior
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
kuru

masu stem

ki
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 ...")
gen
noun
  1. word; remark; statement
gen
noun
  1. string (of a shamisen, etc.)
  2. stringed instrument
gen
noun, suffix
  1. reduction; decrease
noun
  1. subtraction
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. reduction of penalty (under the ritsuryo codes)
gen
noun
  1. unknown (e.g. in an equation)
  2. element (of a set)
  3. yuan (monetary unit of China)
  4. New Taiwan dollar
  5. Yuan dynasty (China, 1271-1368); Yüan dynasty; Mongol dynasty
gen
noun
  1. bowstring
  2. string (of a shamisen, etc.); stringed instrument
  3. chord
  4. hypotenuse
gen
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. special Nara-period administrative division for areas containing a detached palace (Yoshino and Izumi)
noun
  1. secretary; third highest-ranking officials in the Dazaifu
gen
noun
  1. effect; efficacy
  2. omen
gen
noun
  1. side of a boat; gunwale
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.
toru
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to take; to pick up; to grab; to catch
  2. to pass; to hand; to give
  3. to get; to obtain; to acquire; to win; to receive; to earn; to take (e.g. a vacation)
  4. to adopt (a method, proposal, etc.); to take (a measure, attitude, etc.); to choose
  5. to remove; to get rid of; to take off
  6. to take away; to steal; to rob
  7. to eat; to have (e.g. lunch); to take (e.g. vitamins)
  8. to pick (e.g. flowers); to gather; to extract (e.g. juice); to catch (e.g. fish)
  9. to take up (time, space); to occupy; to spare; to set aside
  10. to secure; to reserve; to save; to put aside; to keep
  11. to take (e.g. a joke); to interpret; to understand; to make out; to grasp
  12. to record; to take down
  13. to subscribe to (e.g. a newspaper); to take; to buy; to get
  14. to order; to have delivered
  15. to charge; to fine; to take (tax)
  16. to take (e.g. a wife); to take on (e.g. an apprentice); to adopt; to accept
  17. to compete (in sumo, cards, etc.); to play
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

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