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When did the world come into being?
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Vocabulary list

kono
pre-noun adjectival
  1. this (something or someone close to the speaker (including the speaker), or ideas expressed by the speaker)
  2. last (couple of years, etc.); these; past; this (in ref. to a stretch of time or date)
  3. you (as in "you liar") (emphatic, accusatory, insulting)
sekai
noun
  1. the world; society; the universe
  2. sphere; circle; world
no adjective
  1. world-renowned; world-famous
noun
  1. realm governed by one Buddha; space (original meaning)
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
nanji
noun
  1. what time; which hour
nan
pronoun
  1. what
prefix
  1. how many (followed by a counter)
  2. many; a lot of (followed by (optional number), counter and も)
  3. several; a few; some (followed by a counter and か)
ji
suffix
  1. hour; o'clock
suffix, no adjective
  1. (specified) time; when ...; during ...
shoujiru

Plain Past Indicative Form

shoujita
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to produce; to yield; to cause
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to result from; to arise; to be generated
shouzuru

Plain Past Indicative Form

shoujita
ichidan verb (zuru), intransitive verb
  1. to produce; to yield; to cause (生ずる is more literary than 生じる)
  2. to result from; to arise; to be generated
noka
particle
  1. endorsing and questioning the preceding statement (sentence ending particle)
  2. lamenting reflections on the preceding statement (sentence ending particle)
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
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

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