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We had to sell the building because for years we operated it in the red.
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naganen
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. long time; many years
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)
aida
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. space (between); gap; interval; distance
  2. time (between); pause; break
  3. span (temporal or spatial); stretch; period (while)
  4. relationship (between, among)
  5. members (within, among)
  6. due to; because of
akaji
noun, no adjective
  1. deficit; (being in or going into) the red
  2. red text; red letters
de
particle
  1. indicates location of action; at; in
  2. indicates time of action
  3. indicates means of action; cause of effect; by
  4. and then; so
sono
pre-noun adjectival
  1. that (something or someone distant from the speaker, close to the listener; actions of the listener, or ideas expressed or understood by the listener); the
  2. um...; er...; uh...
tatemono
noun
  1. building
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.
keiei
noun, suru verb
  1. management; administration
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
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)
de
de
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. coming out; going out; outflow; efflux; rising (of the sun or moon)
  2. attending (work); appearing (on stage); one's turn to go on
  3. start; beginning
  4. origins; background; person (or item) originating from ...; graduate of ...; native of ...; member of ... (lineage)
  5. architectural member that projects outward
  6. highest point of the stern of a ship
  7. amount (comprising something); amount of time or effort required to do something
de
particle
  1. indicates location of action; at; in
  2. indicates time of action
  3. indicates means of action; cause of effect; by
  4. and then; so
deru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to go out; to exit; to leave
  2. to appear; to come forth; to be published
  3. to answer (the phone or door)
ra
noun
  1. lightweight fabric or clothing; silk gauze; thin silk
  2. Latin (language)
ra
suffix
  1. pluralizing suffix (often humble, derogatory or familiar); and others; et alios; and the like; and followers
  2. or so (rough indicator of direction, location, amount, etc.)
  3. (after the stem of an adjective) nominalizing suffix
neba
expression
  1. if not ... (negative conditional)
naru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to bear fruit
naru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to become; to get; to grow; to be; to reach; to attain
  2. to result in; to prove to be
  3. to consist of; to be composed of
  4. to succeed; to be complete
  5. to change into; to be exchanged for
  6. to play a role
  7. to be promoted (shogi)

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