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Source Totoeba Project
The story that, "Apparently the new primary school curriculum will teach that pi as 3" spread this March.
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Vocabulary list

kotoshi
noun, adverb
  1. this year
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
shougakkou
noun
  1. primary school; elementary school; grade school
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
atarashii
i adjective
  1. new; novel; fresh; recent; latest; up-to-date; modern
kyouikukatei
noun, no adjective
  1. curriculum
kyouiku
noun, suru verb
  1. education; schooling; training; instruction; teaching; upbringing
  2. culture; cultivation; education
katei
noun
  1. course; curriculum
de
particle
  1. at; in
  2. at; when
  3. by; with
conjunction
  1. and then; so
auxiliary
  1. and; then
particle
  1. let me tell you; don't you know
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
enshuuritsu
noun
  1. Pi (3.1415926..)
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.
san
numeric
  1. three
prefix
  1. tri-
tosuru
expression, suru verb (irregular)
  1. to try to ...; to be about to do ...
  2. to decide to ...
  3. to take as; to treat as; to regard as
  4. to use for
  5. to suppose that (such) is the case; to assume
  6. to decide that; to think that
  7. to make into; to change into
  8. to feel (e.g. after sound symbolism or psychological experience word); to look; to feel like
  9. to intend; to have the intention
oshieru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to teach; to instruct
  2. to tell; to inform
  3. to preach
noda
expression
  1. the expectation is that ...; the reason is that ...; the fact is that ...; the explanation is that ...; it is that ...
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
da
copula
  1. be; is
auxiliary verb
  1. did; (have) done
  2. please; do
souda
interjection
  1. that is so; that is right; it looks to me; that's my impression
expression
  1. people say that; it is said that; I hear that
sou
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. layer; stratum; seam; bed
  2. class; stratum; bracket; group
  3. sheaf
counter
  1. counter for stories (of a building)
da
copula
  1. be; is
auxiliary verb
  1. did; (have) done
  2. please; do
toiu
expression
  1. called; named; that says; that
  2. as many as; as much as
  3. all ...; every single ...
hanashi
noun
  1. talk; speech; chat; conversation
  2. topic; subject
  3. discussions; negotiation; argument
  4. rumor; talk; hearsay
  5. tale; story; fable
  6. circumstances; particulars
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)
hiromaru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to spread; to be propagated

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