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English Translation of Sentence

He came to Tokyo five years ago, that is to say, when he was twelve years old.
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Vocabulary list

kare
pronoun
  1. he; him
no adjective
  1. his
  2. boyfriend
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
mae
adverbial noun, noun (temporal), suffix
  1. ago; before (some event); previously; (minutes) to (the hour)
  2. in front (of); before (e.g. the house)
  3. head (of a line); front (e.g. of a bus); fore part
  4. in the presence of
  5. helping; portion
  6. privates; private parts
sunawachi
adverb, conjunction
  1. that is; namely; i.e.
no
particle
  1. indicates possessive
  2. verb and adjective nominalizer (nominaliser)
  3. substituting for "ga" in subordinate phrases
  4. indicates a confident conclusion
  5. emotional emphasis (sentence end) (fem)
  6. indicates question (sentence end)
toki
adverbial noun, noun
  1. time; hour
  2. occasion; moment
ni
particle
  1. indicates such things as location of person or thing, location of short-term action, etc.
toukyou
noun
  1. Tokyo (current capital of Japan)
he
particle
  1. indicates direction or goal (e.g. "to")
kuru
kuru verb, intransitive verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to come (spatially or temporally); to approach; to arrive
  2. to come back; to do ... and come back
  3. to come to be; to become; to get; to grow; to continue
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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