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When I was in elementary school I thought, from the bottom of my heart, that the teachers were great people and I was influenced by the teachers' attitudes and moral lessons, but middle school was just a business like any other.
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Vocabulary list

shougaku
noun
  1. elementary school; primary school; grade school
  2. school for children over eight years old in ancient China
  3. traditional Chinese philology
jibun
noun, adverb
  1. time; hour; season; time of the year
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
kokorokara
adverb
  1. from the bottom of one's heart; heartily; sincerely
sensei
noun
  1. teacher; instructor; master
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. sensei; title or form of address for a teacher, master, doctor, lawyer, etc.
noun
  1. intimate or teasing form of address
  2. one's elder (orig. meaning)
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.
eraihito
expression, noun
  1. celebrated personage; big-wig; person in a high position
erai
i adjective
  1. great; excellent; admirable; remarkable; distinguished; important; celebrated; famous; eminent
  2. very troublesome; awful; terrible
  3. tiring; tough
adverb
  1. very; extremely
hito
noun
  1. man; person
  2. human being; mankind; people
  3. human (Homo sapiens); humans as a species
  4. character; personality
  5. man of talent; true man
  6. another person; other people; others
  7. adult
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)
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)
omou
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to think; to consider; to believe; to reckon (想う has connotations of heart-felt)
  2. to think (of doing); to plan (to do)
  3. to judge; to assess; to regard
  4. to imagine; to suppose; to dream
  5. to expect; to look forward to
  6. to feel; to be (in a state of mind); to desire; to want
  7. to recall; to remember
iru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be (of animate objects); to exist
  2. to stay
ichidan verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to be ...-ing; to have been ...-ing (after the -te form of a verb; indicates continuing action or state)
kara
particle
  1. from (e.g. time, place, numerical quantity); since
  2. from (originator); by
  3. because; since (follows verbs, adjectives)
  4. out of (constituent, part)
  5. through (e.g. window, vestibule)
  6. after; since (following the te-form of a verb)
  7. expresses sympathy or warning
sensei
noun
  1. teacher; instructor; master
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. sensei; title or form of address for a teacher, master, doctor, lawyer, etc.
noun
  1. intimate or teasing form of address
  2. one's elder (orig. meaning)
no
particle
  1. indicates possessive (occasionally ん, orig. written 乃 or 之)
  2. nominalizes verbs and adjectives
  3. substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases
  4. (at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusion (often ん)
  5. (at sentence-end) indicates emotional emphasis
  6. (at sentence-end, rising tone) indicates question
taido
noun
  1. attitude; manner; behaviour; demeanour; bearing
  2. attitude (towards an issue, etc.); position; stance; stand
kyoukun
noun, suru verb
  1. lesson; precept; teachings; moral
de
particle
  1. at; in (indicates location of action; にて is the formal literary form)
  2. at; when (indicates time of action)
  3. by; with (indicates means of action)
conjunction
  1. and then; so
auxiliary
  1. and; then (indicates continuing action; alternative form of 〜て used for some verb types)
particle
  1. let me tell you; don't you know (at sentence-end; indicates certainty, emphasis, etc.)
ugokasu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to move; to shift; to stir; to budge; to change position
  2. to inspire; to rouse; to move (e.g. feeling); to influence
  3. to change; to alter; to deny
  4. to operate; to set in motion; to get going
  5. to mobilize (e.g. troops); to mobilise; to deploy
  6. to manage (e.g. funds)
ugoku
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to move; to stir; to shift; to shake; to swing
  2. to operate; to run; to go; to work
  3. to make a move; to take action; to act; to go into action
  4. to be touched; to be influenced
  5. to change; to vary; to fluctuate; to waver (sometimes prenom. as 動かぬ, 動かない, etc. to mean "certain")
  6. to be transferred
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) (after the volitional form of a verb)
chuugaku
noun
  1. junior high school; middle school; lower secondary school
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
hitotsu
numeric
  1. one
noun
  1. for one thing (often used in itemized lists)
  2. only (after a noun)
  3. (not) even (with a verb in negative form)
noun, adverb
  1. just (e.g. "just try it")
no adjective
  1. some kind of; one type of
no
particle
  1. indicates possessive (occasionally ん, orig. written 乃 or 之)
  2. nominalizes verbs and adjectives
  3. substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases
  4. (at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusion (often ん)
  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
sugiru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to pass through; to pass by; to go beyond
  2. to pass (of time); to elapse
  3. to have expired; to have ended; to be over
  4. to exceed; to surpass; to be above
  5. to be no more than ... (as 〜に過ぎない, etc.)
ichidan verb, intransitive verb, suffix
  1. to be excessive; to be too much; to be too ... (often used after adj. stems or the -masu stems of verbs)

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