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Source Totoeba Project
You might as well reason with the wolf as try to persuade that man.
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Vocabulary list

o
noun, used as a prefix, noun, used as a suffix
  1. male
noun, used as a prefix
  1. manly; brave; heroic
  2. larger (of the two); greater
noun
  1. man
  2. husband
otoko
noun, noun, used as a prefix
  1. man; male
noun
  1. fellow; guy; chap; bloke
  2. male lover; boyfriend; man
  3. manliness; manly honor; manly honour; manly reputation
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.
tokifuseru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to confute; to argue down; to persuade; to convince; to prevail on
tosuru
expression, suru verb (irregular)
  1. to try to ...; to be about to do ...
  2. to decide to ...
  3. to take as; to treat as; to regard as
  4. to use for
  5. to suppose that (such) is the case; to assume
  6. to decide that; to think that
  7. to make into; to change into
  8. to feel (e.g. after sound symbolism or psychological experience word); to look; to feel like
  9. to intend; to have the intention
to
particle, conjunction
  1. if; when
  2. and
particle
  1. with
  2. used for quoting (thoughts, speech, etc.)
noun
  1. promoted pawn
particle
  1. indicates a question
suru
suru verb (irregular)
  1. to do; to carry out; to perform
  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
suru verb (irregular), intransitive verb
  1. to be sensed (of a smell, noise, etc.)
  2. to be (in a state, condition, etc.)
  3. to be worth; to cost
  4. to pass (of time); to elapse
suru verb (irregular), transitive verb
  1. to place, or raise, person A to a post or status B
  2. to transform A to B; to make A into B; to exchange A for B
  3. to make use of A for B; to view A as B; to handle A as if it were B
  4. to feel A about B
suffix, suru verb (irregular)
  1. verbalizing suffix (applies to nouns noted in this dictionary with the part of speech "vs")
auxiliary verb, suru verb (irregular)
  1. creates a humble verb (after a noun prefixed with "o" or "go")
  2. to be just about to; to be just starting to; to try to; to attempt to
no
particle
  1. indicates possessive
  2. nominalizes verbs and adjectives
  3. substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases
  4. (at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusion
  5. (at sentence-end) indicates emotional emphasis
  6. (at sentence-end, rising tone) indicates question
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
ookami
noun
  1. wolf (Canis lupus)
  2. wolf in sheep's clothing; womanizer
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
douri
noun
  1. reason; logic; sense; truth; right
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.
toku
godan verb
  1. to explain; to advocate; to preach; to persuade
kiku
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to hear
  2. to listen (e.g. to music)
  3. to ask; to enquire; to query
  4. to hear about; to hear of; to learn of
  5. to follow (advice, order, etc.); to obey; to listen to; to comply with
  6. to hear (e.g. a plea); to grant (a request); to accept (e.g. an argument); to give consideration to
  7. to smell (esp. incense); to sample (a fragrance)
  8. to taste (alcohol); to try
youna
pre-noun adjectival
  1. like; similar to
expression
  1. (I) think (that); (I) have a feeling (that)
  2. feels like; feels similar to; feels as if
you
noun, used as a suffix, noun
  1. appearing ...; looking ...
  2. way to ...; method of ...ing
  3. form; style; design
  4. like; similar to
noun
  1. thing (thought or spoken)
na
particle
  1. don't
  2. do
interjection
  1. hey; listen; you
particle
  1. now, ...; well, ...; I tell you!; you know
  2. wow; ooh
mono
noun
  1. thing; object; article; stuff; substance
  2. one's things; possessions; property; belongings
  3. things; something; anything; everything; nothing
  4. quality
  5. reason; the way of things
  6. used to emphasize emotion, judgment, etc.; used to indicate a common occurrence in the past (after a verb in past tense); used to indicate a general tendency; used to indicate something that should happen
noun, used as a suffix
  1. item classified as ...; item related to ...; work in the genre of ...
  2. cause of ...; cause for ...
prefix
  1. somehow; somewhat; for some reason
  2. really; truly
da
copula
  1. be; is
auxiliary verb
  1. did; (have) done
  2. please; do

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