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He would sit for hours without saying a word.
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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
hitokotomoiwazu
expression
  1. without saying a word
hitokoto
noun, suru verb
  1. single word; a few words; brief comment
mo
particle
  1. too; also; in addition; as well; (not) either (in a negative sentence)
  2. both A and B; A as well as B; neither A nor B (in a negative sentence) (as AもBも)
  3. even; as much as; as many as; as far as; as long as; no less than; no fewer than (used for emphasis or to express absence of doubt regarding a quantity, etc.)
  4. even if; even though; although; in spite of (often as 〜ても, 〜でも, 〜とも, etc.)
adverb
  1. further; more; again; another; the other
iu

Formal Present Indicative Negative Form

iwazu
godan verb
  1. to say; to utter; to declare
  2. to name; to call
  3. to go (e.g. "the alarm went ping"); to make a noise
nanjikan
expression
  1. how many hours?
nan
pronoun
  1. what
prefix
  1. how many (followed by a counter)
  2. many; a lot of (followed by (optional number), counter and も)
  3. several; a few; some (followed by a counter and か)
jikan
noun
  1. time
  2. hour
  3. period; class; lesson
mo
particle
  1. too; also; in addition; as well; (not) either (in a negative sentence)
  2. both A and B; A as well as B; neither A nor B (in a negative sentence) (as AもBも)
  3. even; as much as; as many as; as far as; as long as; no less than; no fewer than (used for emphasis or to express absence of doubt regarding a quantity, etc.)
  4. even if; even though; although; in spite of (often as 〜ても, 〜でも, 〜とも, etc.)
adverb
  1. further; more; again; another; the other
suwaru

te-form

suwatte
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to sit; to squat
  2. to assume (a position)
  3. to hold steady; to hold still (esp. 据わる, 据る)
iru

Plain Past Indicative Form

ita
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be (of animate objects); to exist
  2. to stay
ichidan verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to be ...-ing; to have been ...-ing (after the -te form of a verb; indicates continuing action or state)

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