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Source Totoeba Project
Parliamentary activity has become a political tug of war between the ruling and opposition parties over the issue.
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Vocabulary list

kokkai
noun
  1. National Diet; legislative assembly of Japan (1947-)
  2. Imperial Diet; legislative assembly of Japan (1889-1947)
  3. legislative assembly; parliament; congress
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
ugoki
noun
  1. movement; move; motion
  2. trend; development; change; fluctuation
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
kono
pre-noun adjectival
  1. this (something or someone close to the speaker (including the speaker), or ideas expressed by the speaker)
  2. last (couple of years, etc.); these; past; this (in ref. to a stretch of time or date)
  3. you (as in "you liar") (emphatic, accusatory, insulting)
mondai
noun
  1. question (e.g. on a test); problem
  2. problem (e.g. societal, political); question; issue; subject (e.g. of research); case; matter
  3. question (i.e. doubt)
  4. public discussion; controversy
  5. trouble; problem; inconvenience; difficulty
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.
meguru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to go around
  2. to return
  3. to surround
  4. to concern (usu. of disputes)
yoyatou
noun
  1. ruling and opposition parties; parties in and out of power
kan
noun, suffix
  1. interval; period of time
noun, suffix, adverb
  1. among; between; inter-
noun
  1. good opportunity; chance
  2. estrangement; discord; alienation
  3. spy; secret agent
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
seijiteki
na adjective
  1. political
seiji
noun
  1. politics; government
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)
tsunahiki
noun
  1. tug of war (orig. a form of divination to predict whether the year will be favourable or unfavourable)
  2. forward puller (of a rickshaw)
tonaru
expression, godan verb
  1. to become; to amount to
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)
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.)

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