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Source Totoeba Project
Twelve years old is old for a dog.
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Vocabulary list

juunisai
  1. twelve years old; 12 years old
juuni
numeric
  1. twelve; 12
noun
  1. queen (playing card)
sai
suffix, counter
  1. -years-old
toieba
expression
  1. speaking of ...
  2. when it comes to ...; as for ...; if one were to say ...
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 (at sentence end)
iu
godan verb
  1. to say; to utter; to declare
  2. to name; to call
  3. to go (e.g. "the alarm went ping"); to make a noise
inu
noun
  1. dog (Canis (lupus) familiaris)
  2. squealer; rat; snitch; informer; informant; spy
  3. loser; asshole
noun, used as a prefix
  1. counterfeit; inferior; useless; wasteful
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
toshiyori
noun, no adjective
  1. old person; elderly person; senior citizen
noun
  1. trustee of the Japan Sumo Association; retired high-ranking wrestler who is licensed to coach and receives retirement pay
  2. senior statesman (of the Tokugawa shogunate)
  3. important local official (under the Tokugawa Shogunate)
da
copula
  1. be; is (plain copula)
auxiliary verb
  1. did; (have) done (た after certain verb forms; indicates past or completed action)
  2. please; do (indicates light imperative)

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