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I saw one, a mermaid, when I was a primary schooler. But it wasn't that sort of fairy-tale atmosphere of a story.
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Vocabulary list

ore
pronoun
  1. I; me (rough or arrogant)
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
shougakkou
noun
  1. primary school; elementary school; grade school
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
toki
noun
  1. time; hour; moment (刻 signifies a time of day; 秋 signifies an important time)
noun, adverb
  1. occasion; case
noun
  1. chance; opportunity; season
  2. the times; the age; the day
  3. tense
miru

Plain Past Indicative Form

mita
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to see; to look; to watch; to view; to observe
  2. to examine; to look over; to assess; to check; to judge
  3. to look after; to attend to; to take care of; to keep an eye on
  4. to experience; to meet with (misfortune, success, etc.)
auxiliary verb, ichidan verb
  1. to try ...; to have a go at ...; to give ... a try (after the -te form of a verb)
  2. to see (that) ...; to find (that) ... (as 〜てみると, 〜てみたら, 〜てみれば, etc.)
nda
expression
  1. the expectation is that ...; the reason is that ...; the fact is that ...; the explanation is that ...; it is that ... (の and ん add emphasis)
n
noun, used as a prefix
  1. some (at the start of a number in place of a digit)
da
copula
  1. be; is (plain copula)
auxiliary verb
  1. did; (have) done (た after certain verb forms; indicates past or completed action)
  2. please; do (indicates light imperative)
ningyo
noun
  1. mermaid; merman
demo
conjunction
  1. but; however; though; nevertheless; still; yet; even so; also; as well
particle
  1. even
  2. however; no matter how; even if; even though
  3. ... or something
  4. either ... or ...; neither ... nor ... (as 〜でも〜でも)
prefix
  1. pseudo-; quack; in-name-only (before an occupation, etc.)
  2. for lack of anything better to do (before an occupation, etc.)
sonna
pre-noun adjectival
  1. such; that sort of; that kind of; like that (about the actions of the listener, or about ideas expressed or understood by the listener)
interjection
  1. no way!; never!
meruhenchikku
na adjective
  1. fairy-tale-like
chikku
noun
  1. pomade stick; stick pomade (abbr. of コスメティック)
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)
hanashi
noun
  1. talk; speech; chat; conversation
  2. topic; subject
  3. discussions; negotiation; argument
  4. rumor; talk; hearsay
  5. tale; story; fable
  6. circumstances; particulars
janai

te-form

janakute
expression, i adjective
  1. is not; am not; are not (from ではない)
  2. isn't it?
ja
conjunction
  1. then; well; so; well then (from では)
copula
  1. be; is
nai

te-form

nakute
i adjective
  1. nonexistent; not being (there)
  2. unowned; not had; unpossessed
  3. unique
  4. not; impossible; won't happen (as ...ことがない, etc.; indicates negation, inexperience, unnecessariness or impossibility)
auxiliary adjective
  1. not (after the ren'youkei form of an adjective)
  2. to not be; to have not (after the -te form of a verb)

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