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Source Totoeba Project
Many great thinkers who were unknown while alive became famous after death.
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Vocabulary list

seizen
noun, adverb
  1. while alive; during one's lifetime
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
mumei
no adjective, noun
  1. nameless; unnamed; anonymous; unsigned
  2. obscure; unknown; not famous
  3. causeless; unjustifiable
dearu
copula, godan verb (irregular)
  1. be; is
da
copula
  1. be; is
auxiliary verb
  1. did; (have) done
  2. please; do
au
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to come together; to merge; to unite; to meet
  2. to fit; to match; to suit; to agree with; to be correct
  3. to be profitable; to be equitable
auxiliary verb, godan verb
  1. to do ... to each other; to do ... together
ooku
noun, adverb, no adjective
  1. many; much; plenty; a lot
noun
  1. majority (of); greater part (of)
adverb
  1. mostly; mainly; chiefly; usually; often
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
idai
na adjective
  1. great; grand; magnificent; outstanding; mighty
na
particle
  1. don't
  2. do
interjection
  1. hey; listen; you
particle
  1. now, ...; well, ...; I tell you!; you know
  2. wow; ooh
shisouka
noun
  1. thinker
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
shigo
noun, adverb
  1. after death
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
meisei
noun
  1. fame; reputation; renown
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.
eru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to get; to earn; to acquire; to procure; to gain; to secure; to attain; to obtain; to win
  2. to understand; to comprehend
  3. to receive something undesirable (e.g. a punishment); to get (ill)
auxiliary verb, ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to be able to ..., can ...

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