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He returned to Japan after graduating from college.
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Vocabulary list

kare
pronoun
  1. he; him
noun
  1. boyfriend
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
daigaku
noun
  1. university; college
  2. former central university of Kyoto (established under the ritsuryo system for the training of government administrators)
  3. the Great Learning (one of the Four Books)
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.
sotsugyou
noun, suru verb
  1. graduation; completion (of a course)
  2. moving on (from); outgrowing (something); leaving (a group, company, etc.); quitting
suru

Plain Past Indicative Form

shita
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)
ato
noun, no adjective
  1. behind; rear
  2. after; later
  3. remainder; the rest
noun, adverb
  1. more (e.g. five more minutes); left
  2. also; in addition
noun, no adjective
  1. descendant; successor; heir
  2. after one's death
  3. past; previous
nippon
noun
  1. Japan
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
kaettekuru

Plain Past Indicative Form

kaettekita
expression, kuru verb
  1. to return; to come back
kaeru

te-form

kaette
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to return; to come home; to go home; to go back
  2. to leave (of a guest, customer, etc.)
  3. to get home; to get to home plate
kuru

Plain Past Indicative Form

kita
kuru verb, intransitive verb
  1. to come (spatially or temporally); to approach; to arrive
kuru verb, intransitive verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to come back; to do ... and come back (after the -te form of a verb)
  2. to come to be; to become; to get; to grow; to continue (after the -te form of a verb)
kuru verb, intransitive verb
  1. to come from; to be caused by; to derive from
  2. to come to (i.e. "when it comes to spinach ...")

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