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Spending two hours writing an email that won't even take up one page of a sheet of paper is not something you can write home about. It's more like you're writing about your own inability to write coherently.
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Vocabulary list

genkouyoushi
noun
  1. Japanese writing paper (lined with a square grid, one square per character); manuscript paper
genkou
noun
  1. manuscript; copy; draft; notes; contribution
youshi
noun
  1. blank form
  2. sheets of paper; sheet of paper
ichimai
noun
  1. one thin flat object; one sheet
nimo
expression
  1. also; too; not ... either; as well; even
  2. (it's not possible) no matter what; although one might wish otherwise
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
mo
particle
  1. too; also; in addition; as well; (not) either (in a negative sentence)
  2. both A and B; A as well as B; neither A nor B (in a negative sentence)
  3. even; as much as; as many as; as far as; as long as; no less than; no fewer than
  4. even if; even though; although; in spite of
adverb
  1. further; more; again; another; the other
mitsu
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be full
  2. to wax (e.g. moon)
  3. to rise (e.g. tide)
  4. to mature; to expire
meeru
noun, suru verb
  1. email
noun
  1. mail (usu. in compound words); post
noun, suru verb
  1. message (sent over a chat application); (SMS) text
noun
  1. male
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
kakeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to hang up (e.g. a coat, a picture on the wall); to let hang; to suspend (from); to hoist (e.g. sail); to raise (e.g. flag)
  2. to put on (e.g. a blanket); to put on top of; to cover; to lay; to spread
  3. to put on (glasses, etc.); to wear (a necklace, etc.)
  4. to make (a call)
  5. to spend (time, money); to expend; to use
  6. to pour (liquid) onto; to sprinkle (powder or spices) onto; to splash; to throw (e.g. water) onto
  7. to turn on (engine, radio, etc.); to set (dial, alarm clock, etc.); to put on (DVD, song, etc.); to use (device, implement, etc.)
  8. to cause (somebody inconvenience, trouble, etc.); to burden (someone); to impose
  9. to multiply (arithmetic operation)
  10. to secure (e.g. lock)
  11. to take a seat; to sit; to rest (something on something else); to support (something on something else)
  12. to bind
  13. to wager; to bet; to risk; to stake; to gamble
  14. to put an effect (spell, anaesthetic, etc.) on
  15. to hold (a play, festival, etc.)
  16. to hold an emotion for (pity, hope, etc.)
  17. to argue (in court); to deliberate (in a meeting); to present (e.g. idea to a conference, etc.)
  18. to increase further
  19. to catch (in a trap, etc.)
  20. to set atop
  21. to erect (a makeshift building)
  22. to apply (insurance)
  23. to pun (on a word); to use (a word) as a pivot word; to play on words
suffix, ichidan verb
  1. to be partway doing ...; to begin (but not complete) ...; to be about to ...
  2. to address (someone); to direct (something, to someone); to do (something, to someone)
kakeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to suspend between two points; to build (a bridge, etc.); to put up on something (e.g. legs up on table)
nante
particle, adverb
  1. things like; something like; someone like; such a thing as; (the fact) that; to think that
iu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to do up (hair); to dress; to arrange
  2. to tie; to bind; to fasten; to make (a fence)
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
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
homeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to praise; to commend; to compliment; to speak well of; to speak highly of
koto
noun
  1. thing; matter
  2. incident; occurrence; event; something serious; trouble; crisis
  3. circumstances; situation; state of affairs
  4. work; business; affair
  5. after an inflectable word, creates a noun phrase indicating something the speaker does not feel close to
noun, used as a suffix
  1. nominalizing suffix
  2. pretending to ...; playing make-believe ...
noun
  1. alias; also known as; otherwise known as; or
  2. necessity; need
  3. you should ...; I advise that you ...; it's important to ...
dehanai
expression, i adjective
  1. is not; am not; are not
da
copula
  1. be; is
auxiliary verb
  1. did; (have) done
  2. please; do
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
nai
i adjective
  1. nonexistent; not being (there)
  2. unowned; not had; unpossessed
  3. unique
  4. not; impossible; won't happen
auxiliary adjective
  1. not
  2. to not be; to have not
nouryoku
noun
  1. ability; faculty
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
nasu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to build up; to establish
  2. to form; to become (a state)
  3. to accomplish; to achieve; to succeed in
  4. to change into
  5. to do; to perform
auxiliary verb
  1. to intend to; to attempt; to try
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.
shimesu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to (take out and) show; to demonstrate; to tell; to exemplify; to make apparent
  2. to point out (finger, clock hand, needle, etc.)
  3. to indicate; to show; to represent; to signify; to display
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
toitta
conjunction
  1. such ... as; or some such
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
iu
godan verb
  1. to say; to utter; to declare
  2. to name; to call
  3. to go (e.g. "the alarm went ping"); to make a noise
hou
noun
  1. direction; way; side; area (in a particular direction)
  2. side (of an argument, etc.); one's part
  3. type; category
  4. field (of study, etc.)
  5. indicates one side of a comparison
  6. way; method; manner; means
  7. length (of each side of a square)
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)
ataru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be hit; to strike
  2. to touch; to be in contact; to be affixed
  3. to be equivalent to; to be applicable; to apply to
  4. to be right on the money (of a prediction, criticism, etc.)
  5. to be selected (in a lottery, etc.); to win
  6. to be successful; to go well; to be a hit
  7. to face; to confront
  8. to lie (in the direction of)
  9. to undertake; to be assigned
  10. to be stricken (by food poisoning, heat, etc.); to be afflicted
  11. to be called on (e.g. by a teacher)
  12. to treat (esp. harshly); to lash out at
  13. to be unnecessary
  14. to be hitting well; to be on a hitting streak
  15. to feel a bite (in fishing)
  16. (of fruit, etc.) to be bruised; to spoil
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to feel (something) out; to probe into; to check (i.e. by comparison)
  2. to shave
  3. to be a relative of a person; to be a ... in relation to ...; to stand in a relationship
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
da
copula
  1. be; is
auxiliary verb
  1. did; (have) done
  2. please; do
ne
particle
  1. right?; don't you think
interjection
  1. hey; come on; listen

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