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It is said that the secret of long life is to have something to live for.
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nagaiki
noun, suru verb
  1. longevity; long life
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)
hiketsu
noun
  1. secret; mysteries; key
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
ikigai
noun
  1. something one lives for; purpose in life; raison d'etre
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.
motsu
godan verb
  1. to hold; to carry
  2. to possess
koto
noun
  1. thing; matter; fact; circumstances; business; reason; experience
ji
noun
  1. individual concrete phenomenon (as opposed to a general principle)
souda
interjection
  1. that is so; that is right; it looks to me; I am of the impression
  2. people say that (after plain verb, adj); it is said that; I hear that

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