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My younger brother used to often stay up all night reading novels.
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Vocabulary list

otouto
noun
  1. younger brother; little brother; kid brother
  2. brother-in-law (spouse's younger brother or younger sister's husband)
  3. pupil; apprentice
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
yoku
adverb
  1. nicely; properly; well; skillfully; skilfully
  2. frequently; often
  3. I'm glad that you ...; thank you for ...
  4. (you have) quite the nerve to; I don't know how you can ...
ii

Adverbial Form

yoku
i adjective (yoi/ii)
  1. good; excellent; fine; nice; pleasant; agreeable (also written 良い, 好い and 善い)
  2. sufficient; enough; ready; prepared
  3. profitable (deal, business offer, etc.); beneficial
  4. OK; all right; fine; no problem (as て(も)いい, と(も)いい, etc.; indicates permission or compromise)
yodooshi
adverb, noun
  1. all night; throughout the night
okiru

te-form

okite
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to get up; to rise; to blaze up (fire)
  2. to wake up; to be awake; to stay awake
  3. to occur (usu. of unfavourable incidents); to happen; to take place
shousetsu
noun, no adjective
  1. novel; (short) story
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.
yomu

te-form

yonde
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to read
  2. to count (now mostly used in idioms)
  3. to guess; to predict; to read (someone's thoughts); to see (e.g. into someone's heart); to divine
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)
mono
noun
  1. thing; object; article; stuff; substance
  2. one's things; possessions; property; belongings (as 〜のもの, 〜のもん)
  3. things; something; anything; everything; nothing
  4. quality
  5. reason; the way of things
  6. used to emphasize emotion, judgment, etc.; used to indicate a common occurrence in the past (after a verb in past tense); used to indicate a general tendency; used to indicate something that should happen (formal noun often used as 〜ものだ)
noun, used as a suffix
  1. item classified as ...; item related to ...; work in the genre of ...
  2. cause of ...; cause for ...
prefix
  1. somehow; somewhat; for some reason
  2. really; truly
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)

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