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English Translation of Sentence

The key question is not what can I gain but what do I have to lose.
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Vocabulary list

ken
noun
  1. key (of a piano, etc.)
tonaru
expression
  1. to become; to amount to
mondai
noun
  1. problem; question
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
nani
nan
interjection, pronoun, no adjective
  1. what
  2. how many (some counter)
  3. euph. for genitals or sex
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.
uru
suffix
  1. (after the -masu stem of a verb) to be able to ...; can ...
  2. to get; to acquire; to obtain; to procure; to earn; to win; to gain; to secure; to attain
eru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to get; to acquire; to obtain; to procure; to earn; to win; to gain; to secure; to attain
  2. (after the -masu stem of a verb) to be able to ..., can ...
koto
noun
  1. thing; matter; fact; circumstances; business; reason; experience
ga
particle
  1. indicates sentence subject (occasionally object)
  2. indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions)
  3. but; however; still; and
suru
suru verb (irregular)
  1. to do
  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
  6. to decide on; to choose
  7. to be sensed (of a smell, noise, etc.)
  8. to be (in a state, condition, etc.)
  9. to be worth; to cost
  10. to pass (of time); to elapse
  11. verbalizing suffix (applies to nouns noted in this dictionary with the part of speech "vs")
  12. creates a humble verb (after a noun prefixed with "o" or "go")
  13. to be just about to; to be just starting to; to try to; to attempt to
dekiru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be able (in a position) to do; to be up to the task
  2. to be ready; to be completed
  3. to be made; to be built
  4. to be good at; to be permitted (to do)
  5. to become intimate; to take up (with somebody)
  6. to grow; to be raised
ka
particle
  1. indicates question (sentence end)
  2. indicates choice, doubt, etc.
deha
conjunction, interjection
  1. then; well; so; well then
nai
i adjective
  1. nonexistent; not being (there)
  2. unpossessed; unowned; not had
  3. unique
  4. indicates negation, inexperience, unnecessariness or impossibility
  5. (after the ren'youkei form of an adjective) not ...
  6. (after the -te form of a verb) to not be...; to have not ...
nani
nan
interjection, pronoun, no adjective
  1. what
  2. how many (some counter)
  3. euph. for genitals or sex
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.
ushinau
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to lose; to part with
naranai
expression
  1. cannot help (doing, etc.); irresistibly; unbearably
  2. must not do; bad; wrong; not good
ka
particle
  1. indicates question (sentence end)
  2. indicates choice, doubt, etc.
dearu
godan verb (irregular)
  1. to be (formal, literary)

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