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Do you think that Steve Jobs would have been as successful as he has been if his last name were "Joobs" instead?
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Vocabulary list

anata
pronoun, no adjective
  1. you (referring to someone of equal or lower status)
  2. dear (what a wife calls a husband)
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
nakaguro
noun
  1. middle dot (typographical symbol used between parallel terms, names in katakana, etc.); full-stop mark at mid-character height; interpoint (interword separation)
nakapochi
noun
  1. middle dot (typographical symbol used between parallel terms, names in katakana, etc.); full-stop mark at mid-character height; interpoint (interword separation)
nakapotsu
nakapotsu
noun
  1. middle dot (typographical symbol used between parallel terms, names in katakana, etc.); full-stop mark at mid-character height; interpoint (interword separation)
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)
sei
shou
sou
noun
  1. surname; family name
  2. hereditary title (used in ancient Japan to denote rank and political standing)
ga
particle
  1. indicates sentence subject (occasionally object)
  2. indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions)
  3. but; however; still; and
ga
noun
  1. picture; drawing; painting; sketch
ga
noun
  1. obstinacy
  2. atman; the self; the ego
ga
noun, na adjective
  1. elegance; grace
  2. festal song (genre of the Shi Jing)
noun
  1. long vowel mark (usually only used in katakana)
toshite
expression
  1. as (i.e. in the role of); for (i.e. from the viewpoint of)
  2. apart from... (used to change the topic)
  3. (before a negative form) even (e.g. "not even a single person")
  4. (after a volitional form) thinking that...; trying to...
ima
adverbial noun, noun
  1. now; the present time; just now; soon; immediately; (one) more
kon
prefix
  1. the current ...; this
  2. today's ...
toonajiyouni
expression
  1. in the same way as; just like
seikou
noun, suru verb
  1. success; hit
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.
osameru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to dedicate; to make an offering; to pay (fees)
  2. to supply
  3. to store
  4. to finish; to bring to a close
  5. to restore (something to its place)
  6. to achieve (e.g. a result)
iru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be (of animate objects); to exist
  2. to stay
  3. (after the -te form of a verb) verb indicating continuing action or state (i.e. to be ..ing, to have been ..ing)
to
particle, conjunction
  1. if; when
  2. and
  3. with
  4. particle used for quoting (with speech, thoughts, etc.)
  5. promoted pawn (shogi)
omou
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to think; to consider; to believe
  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 desire; to want
  7. to recall; to remember
ka
ka
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
ka
noun
  1. addition; increase
  2. Canada
ka
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. passable; acceptable; tolerable; fair
ka
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. lesson
  2. section (in an organization); division; department
  3. counter for lessons and chapters (of a book)
ka
noun
  1. deer (esp. the sika deer, Cervus nippon)
ka
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. department; section
  2. (taxonomical) family
ka
noun
  1. unit of equipment; rack
ka
na adjective, noun
  1. beautiful; good; excellent
ka
noun
  1. ge (ancient Chinese dagger-axe)
ka
particle
  1. indicates question (sentence end)
  2. indicates choice, doubt, etc.
ka
suffix
  1. action of making something; -ification
ka
noun, used as a suffix
  1. day of month
  2. counter for days
ka
counter
  1. counter for grains and small spheres
ka
prefix
  1. surplus- (attaches to start of Sino-Japanese words); excess-; over-
  2. per- (chemical with more of a certain element than found in other compounds of the same constituents)
ka
suffix
  1. under (being in said condition or environment)
ka
noun
  1. phala (attained state, result)
  2. enlightenment (as the fruits of one's Buddhist practice)
  3. fruit
  4. counter for pieces of fruit
ka
suffix
  1. -ist (used after a noun indicating someone's occupation, pursuits, disposition, etc.); -er
ka
noun
  1. Tuesday
  2. fire (second of the five elements)
ka
noun
  1. Xia (dynasty of China; perhaps mythological)
ka
suffix, counter
  1. counter for loads (that can be carried on one's shoulders)
ka
noun
  1. fruit
  2. counter for fruit

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