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Source Totoeba Project
In order to lose weight you had better take up some sport.
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Vocabulary list

yaseru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to become thin; to lose weight; to reduce (one's) weight; to slim
  2. to be barren; to be infertile; to be sterile
tameni
conjunction
  1. for; for the sake of; to one's advantage; in favor of; in favour of; on behalf of
  2. because of; as a result of
tame
noun, adverb
  1. good; advantage; benefit; welfare
  2. sake; purpose; objective; aim
  3. consequence; result; effect
  4. affecting; regarding; concerning
niha
expression, particle
  1. to; for; on; in; at (emphasises word marked by に)
  2. in order to; for
  3. as for; regarding (indicates respect for subject of sentence)
  4. while it is (was) the case that ...; indeed ... (but); certainly ... (but) (as AにはAが...; emphasizes the repeated word, followed by a contrasting statement)
ni
particle
  1. at (place, time); in; on; during
  2. to (direction, state); toward; into
  3. for (purpose)
  4. because of (reason); for; with
  5. by; from
  6. as (i.e. in the role of)
  7. per; in; for; a (e.g. "once a month")
  8. and; in addition to
  9. if; although
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
nanika
adverb
  1. something; some; any
  2. somehow; for some reason
  3. (is there) something (you want, etc.)
nani
pronoun
  1. what
  2. you-know-what; that thing
  3. whatsit; whachamacallit; what's-his-name; what's-her-name
adverb
  1. (not) at all; (not) in the slightest (with neg. sentence)
interjection
  1. what?; huh? (indicates surprise)
  2. hey! (indicates anger or irritability)
  3. oh, no (it's fine); why (it's nothing); oh (certainly not) (used to dismiss someone's worries, concerns, etc.)
ka
particle
  1. yes?; no?; isn't it?; is it? (used at sentence-end; indicates a question (sometimes rhetorical))
  2. or; whether or not (after each alternative)
  3. some- (e.g. something, someone) (after an interrogative)
  4. hmm; huh (indicates doubt, uncertainty, etc.; sometimes after other particles)
prefix
  1. very (emphatic prefix; usu. before an adjective)
suffix
  1. -al; -ial; -ic; -ical; -ish; -y (suffix forming adjectives or adverbs; after an indeclinable word)
adverb
  1. in that way
supootsu
noun, no adjective
  1. sport; sports
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.
shitahougayoi
shitahougayoi
shitahougayoi
expression, i adjective (yoi/ii)
  1. had better do so
suru
suru verb (irregular)
  1. to do; to carry out; to perform
  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 (as 〜にする,〜とする)
  6. to decide on; to choose (as 〜にする)
suru verb (irregular), intransitive verb
  1. to be sensed (of a smell, noise, etc.) (as 〜がする)
  2. to be (in a state, condition, etc.)
  3. to be worth; to cost
  4. to pass (of time); to elapse
suru verb (irregular), transitive verb
  1. to place, or raise, person A to a post or status B (as AをBにする)
  2. to transform A to B; to make A into B; to exchange A for B (as AをBにする)
  3. to make use of A for B; to view A as B; to handle A as if it were B (as AをBにする)
  4. to feel A about B (as AをBにする)
suffix, suru verb (irregular)
  1. verbalizing suffix (applies to nouns noted in this dictionary with the part of speech "vs")
auxiliary verb, suru verb (irregular)
  1. creates a humble verb (after a noun prefixed with "o" or "go")
  2. to be just about to; to be just starting to; to try to; to attempt to (as 〜うとする,〜ようとする)
hougayoi
hougayoi
hougayoi
expression, i adjective
  1. had better ... (after past tense verb)
  2. had better not ... (after negative verb)
hou
noun
  1. direction; way; side; area (in a particular direction)
  2. side (of an argument, etc.); one's part (often 私の方, あなたの方, etc.)
  3. type; category
  4. field (of study, etc.)
  5. indicates one side of a comparison
  6. way; method; manner; means
  7. length (of each side of a square)
ga
particle
  1. indicates sentence subject (occasionally object)
  2. indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions)
conjunction
  1. but; however; still; and
  2. regardless of; whether (or not) (after the volitional form of a verb)
yoi
i adjective
  1. good; excellent; fine; nice; pleasant; agreeable (also いい (all senses))
  2. sufficient; enough; ready; prepared
  3. profitable (deal, business offer, etc.); beneficial
  4. OK; all right; fine; no problem (as て(も)良い, と(も)良い, etc.; indicates permission or compromise)

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