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I prefer reading to writing.
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Vocabulary list

watashi
pronoun, no adjective
  1. I; me
  2. private affairs; personal matter; secrecy
  3. selfishness
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
butsu
noun
  1. stock; products
  2. stolen goods; loot; spoils
mono
mon
noun
  1. thing; object
  2. the natural thing; a frequently done thing
  3. used to express emotional involvement
  4. used in giving a reason
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.
kaku
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to write
  2. to draw
koto
noun
  1. thing; matter; fact; circumstances; business; reason; experience
yori
adverb, particle
  1. from; out of; since; at
  2. than
  3. other than; except; but
  4. more
yomu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to read
koto
noun
  1. thing; matter; fact; circumstances; business; reason; experience
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)
he
be
e
noun
  1. surrounding area
  2. shore (of the sea)
  3. suffix used as a rough indicator of location, direction, time, etc.
kata
noun
  1. direction; way
  2. person; lady; gentleman
  3. method of; manner of; way of
  4. care of ..
  5. person in charge of ..
  6. side (e.g. "on my mother's side")
gata
suffix
  1. honorific pluralizing suffix (used only for people)
  2. around (the time that, etc.); about
hou
adverbial noun, noun
  1. side; direction; way
ga
particle
  1. indicates sentence subject (occasionally object)
  2. indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions)
  3. but; however; still; and
suki
na adjective, noun
  1. liking; fondness; love
zuki
na adjective, no adjective, suffix
  1. -phil; -phile; enthusiast (for); love (of)
  2. being attractive (to); to tend to be liked (by)
suku
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to like; to love; to be fond of
desu
auxiliary
  1. polite copula in Japanese

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