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ALS had made his hands and arms too weak to hold a pen or to type.
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Vocabulary list

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
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
kare
pronoun
  1. he; him
noun
  1. boyfriend
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
te
noun
  1. hand; arm (occ. pronounced た when a prefix)
  2. forepaw; foreleg
  3. handle
  4. hand; worker; help
  5. trouble; care; effort
  6. means; way; trick; move; technique; workmanship
  7. hand; handwriting
  8. kind; type; sort
  9. one's hands; one's possession
  10. ability to cope
  11. hand (of cards)
  12. direction
noun, noun, used as a suffix, counter
  1. move (in go, shogi, etc.)
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)
ude
noun
  1. arm
  2. skill; efforts; ability
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
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.
nigiru

Alternative Present Indicative Form

nigittari
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to clasp; to grasp; to grip; to clutch
  2. to make (nigirizushi, rice ball, etc.); to form; to press into shape; to mold; to mould
  3. to seize (power, etc.); to take hold of
taipu
noun
  1. type; kind; sort; style
  2. type (of person); (ideal) type; one's type
  3. typewriter
noun, suru verb
  1. typing
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.
utsu

Alternative Present Indicative Form

uttari
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to hit; to strike; to knock; to beat; to punch; to slap; to tap; to bang; to clap; to pound (also written as 拍つ, 搏つ, 撲つ, 擣つ)
  2. to strike (noon, etc.); to sound (cymbals, etc.); to beat (a drum, etc.)
  3. to beat (rhythmically, e.g. pulse, waves, etc.)
  4. to move; to impress; to touch
  5. to drive in; to hammer in; to put in; to inject; to vaccinate
  6. to type; to send; to transmit
  7. to insert; to write in; to mark
  8. to make (noodles, etc.); to prepare
  9. to till (soil)
  10. to sprinkle; to throw; to cast
  11. to do; to carry out; to play; to perform; to engage in (gambling, etc.)
  12. to pay (a deposit, etc.)
  13. to visit (on a pilgrimage)
  14. to line (a coat)
  15. to bind (a criminal)
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 (as 〜にする,〜とする)
  6. to decide on; to choose (as 〜にする)
suru verb (irregular), intransitive verb
  1. to be sensed (of a smell, noise, etc.) (as 〜がする)
  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 (as AをBにする)
  2. to transform A to B; to make A into B; to exchange A for B (as AをBにする)
  3. to make use of A for B; to view A as B; to handle A as if it were B (as AをBにする)
  4. to feel A about B (as AをBにする)
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 (as 〜うとする,〜ようとする)
kotogadekiru

Plain Present Indicative Negative Form

kotogadekinai
expression, ichidan verb
  1. to be able (to); to be possible (to) (usu. verb+ことが...)
koto
noun
  1. thing; matter
  2. incident; occurrence; event; something serious; trouble; crisis
  3. circumstances; situation; state of affairs
  4. work; business; affair
  5. after an inflectable word, creates a noun phrase indicating something the speaker does not feel close to
noun, used as a suffix
  1. nominalizing suffix
  2. pretending to ...; playing make-believe ...
noun
  1. alias; also known as; otherwise known as; or (as AことB (A = alias, B = real name))
  2. necessity; need (as 〜ことはない)
  3. you should ...; I advise that you ...; it's important to ... (as 〜ことだ)
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)
dekiru

Plain Present Indicative Negative Form

dekinai
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be able (in a position) to do; to be up to the task
  2. to be ready; to be completed
  3. to be made; to be built
  4. to be good at; to be permitted (to do)
  5. to become intimate; to take up (with somebody)
  6. to grow; to be raised
  7. to become pregnant
hodo
noun, adverb
  1. extent; degree; measure
noun
  1. limit; bounds
  2. (span of) time
  3. (a) distance
  4. the state of; the status of; the condition of (as 〜のほど)
particle
  1. about; around; approximately; or so
  2. as much as ...; to the extent of ...; like ...
  3. the more ... the more ... (oft. as 〜ば...ほど)
yowai

Adverbial Form

yowaku
i adjective
  1. weak; frail; delicate; tender; unskilled; weak (wine)
naru

te-form

natte
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to become; to get; to grow; to be; to reach; to attain
  2. to result in; to prove to be
  3. to consist of; to be composed of
  4. to succeed; to be complete
  5. to change into; to be exchanged for
  6. to play a role
  7. to be promoted
godan verb
  1. to do ... (as お+masu-stem+になる, ご+noun+になる, etc.)
shimau

te-form

shimatte
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to finish; to stop; to end; to put an end to; to bring to a close
  2. to close (a business, etc.); to close down; to shut down; to shut up
  3. to put away; to put back; to keep; to store
auxiliary verb, godan verb
  1. to do completely; to finish (after the -te form of a verb)
  2. to do accidentally; to do without meaning to; to happen to do (after the -te form of a verb)
Suffix after the te form of a verb
iru

Plain Past Indicative Form

ita
ichidan verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to be ...-ing; to have been ...-ing (after the -te form of a verb; indicates continuing action or state)

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