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English Translation of Sentence

They were clearing the snow from the sidewalk with a shovel.
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Vocabulary list

karera
pronoun, no adjective
  1. they (usually male); them
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
hodou
noun
  1. footpath; walkway; sidewalk
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)
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.
de
particle
  1. indicates location of action; at; in
  2. indicates time of action
  3. indicates means of action; cause of effect; by
conjunction
  1. and then; so
katadukeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to tidy up; to put in order; to straighten up; to put away
  2. to settle (problem); to clear (dispute)
  3. to finish; to bring something to an end
  4. to marry off (e.g. a daughter)
  5. to do away with someone; to bump someone off
iru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be (of animate objects); to exist
  2. to stay
ichidan verb, auxiliary verb
  1. (after the -te form of a verb) verb indicating continuing action or state (i.e. to be ..ing, to have been ..ing)

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