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You must give great writers of the past the most attention in your reading.
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Vocabulary list

hon
noun
  1. book; volume
  2. main; head; this; our; present; real
  3. counter for long cylindrical things
moto
noun
  1. origin; source
  2. base; foundation
  3. cause
  4. ingredient
  5. (somebody's) side; (somebody's) location
  6. original cost (or capital, principal, etc.)
  7. trunk
  8. first section of a waka
  9. counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry)
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.
erabu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to choose; to select
toki
noun
  1. regular (stops at every station) Jouetsu-line Shinkansen
toku
godan verb
  1. to do something in readiness for; to get something (needful) done
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
mazu
adverb
  1. first (of all); to start with; about; almost; anyway; well; now
  2. hardly (with neg. verb)
kako
adverbial noun, noun
  1. the past; bygone days; the previous
  2. a past (i.e. a personal history one would prefer remained secret); one's past
  3. past (tense); preterit; preterite
  4. previous life
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)
idai
na adjective, noun
  1. greatness
na
particle
  1. (sentence end, mainly masc.) indicates emotion or emphasis
  2. (used with masu stem verb) command
  3. (used with dictionary form verb) prohibition
sakka
noun
  1. author; writer; novelist; artist
tachi
tachi
noun
  1. long sword
tachi
noun
  1. quality; nature (of person)
tachi
suffix
  1. pluralizing suffix (esp. for people & animals; formerly honorific)
tatsu
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be erected; to be built
tatsu
tatsu
tatsu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to sever; to cut off; to suppress; to abstain (from)
tatsu
tatsu
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to stand; to rise; to stand up
  2. to find oneself (e.g. in a difficult position)
  3. to depart (on a plane, train, etc.)
tatsu
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to pass; to lapse
tatsu
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to rise up; to initiate (political) action
tatsu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to cut (cloth)
tachi
noun
  1. mansion; small castle
  2. nobleman; noblewoman
  3. boat cabin
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)
sakuhin
noun
  1. work (e.g. book, film, composition, etc.); opus; performance; production
ni
particle
  1. indicates such things as location of person or thing, location of short-term action, etc.
mewomukeru
expression, ichidan verb
  1. to shift one's attention to; to shift one's focus on
beki
auxiliary
  1. should (suf. to verbs); must; that one ought to; to be done
  2. (passive ending) -able

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