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His old company gave him the shaft. But I admire the way he turned bad luck into good and did even better with his own business.
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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
kaisha
noun
  1. company; corporation
  2. workplace
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.
ku
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. section (i.e. of text); sentence; passage; paragraph
  2. phrase
  3. verse (of 5 or 7 mora in Japanese poetry; of 4, 5, or 7 characters in Chinese poetry)
  4. haiku; first 17 morae of a renga, etc.
  5. maxim; saying; idiom; expression
waza
waza
noun
  1. technique; art; skill; move
wai
particle
  1. indicates emotion (sentence end, mainly masc.)
tenjiru

te-form

tenjite
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to turn; to shift; to alter; to distract
tenzuru

te-form

tenjite
ichidan verb (zuru), intransitive verb
  1. to turn; to shift; to alter; to distract
fuku
noun
  1. good fortune; happiness; blessing; good luck
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)
nasu
noun
  1. eggplant (Solanum melongena); aubergine
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.)
migoto
na adjective, adverb
  1. splendid; magnificent; excellent; fine; superb; beautiful; admirable
na adjective
  1. utter (esp. defeat); total; complete (usu. 見事に)
noun
  1. something worth seeing; sight; spectacle
dokuritsu
noun, suru verb
  1. independence; self-reliance; supporting oneself; being on one's own
  2. independence (e.g. of a nation); freedom
  3. separation; isolation
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)
kara
particle
  1. from (e.g. time, place, numerical quantity); since
  2. from (originator); by
  3. because; since (follows verbs, adjectives)
  4. out of (constituent, part)
  5. through (e.g. window, vestibule)
  6. after; since (following the te-form of a verb)
  7. expresses sympathy or warning
erai
i adjective
  1. great; excellent; admirable; remarkable; distinguished; important; celebrated; famous; eminent
  2. very troublesome; awful; terrible
  3. tiring; tough
adverb
  1. very; extremely
yo
particle
  1. hey; you (at sentence-end; indicates certainty, emphasis, contempt, request, etc.)
  2. hey (after a noun; used when calling out to someone)
  3. hey; hold on (in mid-sentence; used to catch one's breath or get someone's attention)
interjection
  1. yo; hey

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