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English Translation of Sentence

There's a wildlife preserve on the river in town, if you're watching ducks that would be a good place.
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Vocabulary list

shinai
noun, no adjective
  1. (within a) city; local
no
particle
  1. indicates possessive
  2. verb and adjective nominalizer (nominaliser)
  3. substituting for "ga" in subordinate phrases
  4. indicates a confident conclusion
  5. emotional emphasis (sentence end) (fem)
  6. indicates question (sentence end)
kawa
gawa
noun
  1. river; stream
  2. the .... river; (suffix used with the names of rivers)
ni
particle
  1. indicates such things as location of person or thing, location of short-term action, etc.
kinryouku
noun
  1. game preserve; wildlife sanctuary
ga
particle
  1. indicates sentence subject (occasionally object)
  2. indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions)
  3. but; however; still; and
au
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to meet; to encounter
  2. to have an accident; to have a bad experience
aru
godan verb (irregular), intransitive verb
  1. to be (usu. of inanimate objects); to exist; to live
  2. to have
  3. to be located
  4. to be equipped with
  5. to happen; to come about
ka
counter
  1. counter for the ichi-ni-san counting system (usu. directly preceding the item being counted); a noun read using its on-yomi
rui
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. kind; sort; class; family; genus
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.
miru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to see; to look; to watch; to view; to observe
  2. to look over; to look on; to assess; to examine; to judge
  3. to look after; to keep an eye on; to take care of
  4. to view (e.g. flowers, movie)
  5. (usu. after the -te form of a verb) to try
nara
auxiliary
  1. if; in case; if it is the case that; if it is true that
  2. as for; on the topic of
  3. if that's the case; if so; that being the case
  4. if possible; if circumstances allow
nara
noun
  1. oak (esp. Quercus serrata)
soko
noun
  1. there (place relatively near listener)
  2. there (place just mentioned); that place
  3. then (of some incident just spoken of); that (of point just raised)
  4. you
gaii
noun
  1. outer garment
gaii
noun
  1. malice; malicious intent; intent to kill
gaii
noun
  1. periphery; surroundings
desu
auxiliary
  1. polite copula in Japanese

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