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It took Brian several hours to write a card.
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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)
kaado
noun
  1. card (information, filing, etc.)
  2. card (greetings, congratulations, etc.)
  3. (Western) playing cards
  4. credit card; debit card
  5. match; game; grouping in a competition or tournament
  6. dough scraper; spatula
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.
kaku
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to write; to compose; to pen
  2. to draw; to paint
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
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
suujikan
noun
  1. a few hours
kakaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to take (a resource, e.g. time or money)
godan verb
  1. to hang
  2. to come into view; to arrive
  3. to come under (a contract, a tax)
  4. to start (engines, motors)
  5. to attend; to deal with; to handle
godan verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to have started to; to be on the verge of
godan verb
  1. to overlap (e.g. information in a manual); to cover
godan verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to (come) at
godan verb
  1. to be fastened
  2. to be covered (e.g. with dust, a table-cloth, etc.)
  3. to be caught in
  4. to get a call
  5. to depend on

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