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English Translation of Sentence

With the approach of Christmas, business improved somewhat.
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Vocabulary list

ga
particle
  1. indicates sentence subject (occasionally object)
  2. indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions)
  3. but; however; still; and
chikaduku
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to approach; to draw near; to get close
  2. to get acquainted with; to get closer to; to get to know
nitsurete
conjunction
  1. as X, then Y (e.g. as we age we gain wisdom, as wine matures it becomes more valuable, etc.)
keiki
noun
  1. condition; state; business (condition)
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
ikuraka
adverb, noun (temporal), no adjective
  1. some; (a) little
  2. somewhat; to some extent; in part
kaifuku
noun, suru verb
  1. recovery (from illness); improvement; rehabilitation; restoration; convalescence
suru
suru verb (irregular)
  1. to do
  2. to cause to become; to make (into); to turn (into)
  3. to serve as; to act as; to work as
  4. to wear (clothes, a facial expression, etc.)
  5. to judge as being; to view as being; to think of as; to treat as; to use as
  6. to decide on; to choose
  7. to be sensed (of a smell, noise, etc.)
  8. to be (in a state, condition, etc.)
  9. to be worth; to cost
  10. to pass (of time); to elapse
  11. verbalizing suffix (applies to nouns noted in this dictionary with the part of speech "vs")
  12. creates a humble verb (after a noun prefixed with "o" or "go")
  13. to be just about to; to be just starting to; to try to; to attempt to

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