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On one hand, water shortages are expected this summer because of lower rainfall, but on the other hand, large rainstorms are 3.5 times more likely locally than last year.
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Vocabulary list

kotoshi
noun, adverb
  1. this year
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
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
shouu
noun
  1. small amount of rainfall; (a) light rainfall
niyoru
expression, godan verb
  1. by means of; due to; because of; according to
mizubusoku
noun
  1. water shortage; shortage of water supply
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)
kenen
noun, suru verb
  1. worry; fear; anxiety; concern
suru

Passive Plain Present Indicative Form

sareru
suru verb (irregular)
  1. to do; to carry out; to perform
  2. to cause to become; to make (into); to turn (into)
  3. to serve as; to act as; to work as
  4. to wear (clothes, a facial expression, etc.)
  5. to judge as being; to view as being; to think of as; to treat as; to use as (as 〜にする,〜とする)
  6. to decide on; to choose (as 〜にする)
suru verb (irregular), intransitive verb
  1. to be sensed (of a smell, noise, etc.) (as 〜がする)
  2. to be (in a state, condition, etc.)
  3. to be worth; to cost
  4. to pass (of time); to elapse
suru verb (irregular), transitive verb
  1. to place, or raise, person A to a post or status B (as AをBにする)
  2. to transform A to B; to make A into B; to exchange A for B (as AをBにする)
  3. to make use of A for B; to view A as B; to handle A as if it were B (as AをBにする)
  4. to feel A about B (as AをBにする)
suffix, suru verb (irregular)
  1. verbalizing suffix (applies to nouns noted in this dictionary with the part of speech "vs")
auxiliary verb, suru verb (irregular)
  1. creates a humble verb (after a noun prefixed with "o" or "go")
  2. to be just about to; to be just starting to; to try to; to attempt to (as 〜うとする,〜ようとする)
ippou
noun
  1. one (esp. of two); the other; one way; the other way; one direction; the other direction; one side; the other side; one party; the other party
conjunction
  1. on the one hand; on the other hand
  2. whereas; although; but at the same time; meanwhile; in turn
noun, noun, used as a suffix, adverb
  1. just keeps; being inclined to ...; tending to be ...; tending to do ...; continuously ...; just keeps on ...ing; only (after noun, adjective-stem or plain verb)
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.)
kyokuchiteki
na adjective
  1. local (rain, distribution, outbreak, etc.); localized; regional; isolated
kyokuchi
noun
  1. locality; local area; limited area
teki
suffix, na adjective
  1. -ical; -ive; -al; -ic; -y (used to form adjectives from nouns)
  2. -like; -ish; -sort of; -kind of
  3. (something) like; along the lines of (used similarly to a quoting particle, esp. as 的な or 的なこと)
  4. -wise; in terms of; for; from the viewpoint of; from a ... standpoint; as far as ... is concerned (after a noun or pronoun, esp. adverbially as ~に(は))
suffix
  1. Mr.; Ms.; Mrs. (used as a form of address with names, work titles, etc. to denote either light disdain or familiarity)
na
particle
  1. don't (prohibitive; used with dictionary form verb)
  2. do (imperative (from なさい); used with -masu stem of verb)
interjection
  1. hey; listen; you
particle
  1. now, ...; well, ...; I tell you!; you know (when seeking confirmation, for emphasis, etc.; used at sentence end)
  2. wow; ooh (used to express admiration, emotionality, etc.; used at sentence end)
geriragouu
expression, noun
  1. unexpectedly strong rain (for the region, etc.); sudden rain
gerira
noun
  1. guerrilla; guerrilla warfare
noun or verb acting prenominally
  1. sudden
gouu
noun
  1. torrential rain; heavy rain; cloudburst; downpour
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
sakunen
noun, adverb
  1. last year
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
bai
noun, no adjective
  1. double; twice (as much)
counter
  1. times (as much); -fold
  2. 1-nth; 1 to n; 1 in n (e.g. 40倍 - 1 in 40)
ninaruto
expression
  1. when it becomes; when it comes to
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
naru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to become; to get; to grow; to be; to reach; to attain
  2. to result in; to prove to be
  3. to consist of; to be composed of
  4. to succeed; to be complete
  5. to change into; to be exchanged for
  6. to play a role
  7. to be promoted
godan verb
  1. to do ... (as お+masu-stem+になる, ご+noun+になる, etc.)
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)
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
yosou
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. expectation; anticipation; prediction; forecast; conjecture
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) (as AもBも)
  3. even; as much as; as many as; as far as; as long as; no less than; no fewer than (used for emphasis or to express absence of doubt regarding a quantity, etc.)
  4. even if; even though; although; in spite of (often as 〜ても, 〜でも, 〜とも, etc.)
adverb
  1. further; more; again; another; the other
deru

te-form

dete
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to leave; to exit; to go out; to come out; to get out
  2. to leave (on a journey); to depart; to start out; to set out
  3. to move forward
  4. to come to; to get to; to lead to; to reach
  5. to appear; to come out; to emerge; to surface; to come forth; to turn up; to be found; to be detected; to be discovered; to be exposed; to show; to be exhibited; to be on display
  6. to appear (in print); to be published; to be announced; to be issued; to be listed; to come out
  7. to attend; to participate; to take part; to enter (an event); to play in; to perform
  8. to be stated; to be expressed; to come up; to be brought up; to be raised
  9. to sell
  10. to exceed; to go over
  11. to stick out; to protrude
  12. to break out; to occur; to start; to originate
  13. to be produced
  14. to come from; to be derived from
  15. to be given; to get; to receive; to be offered; to be provided; to be presented; to be submitted; to be handed in; to be turned in; to be paid
  16. to answer (phone, door, etc.); to get
  17. to assume (an attitude); to act; to behave
  18. to pick up (speed, etc.); to gain
  19. to flow (e.g. tears); to run; to bleed
  20. to graduate
  21. to ejaculate; to cum
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)

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