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Source Totoeba Project
The first great lesson that a young man should learn is that he knows nothing.
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Vocabulary list

seinen
noun
  1. youth; young man
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)
mazu
adverb
  1. first (of all); firstly; to begin with; before anything else
  2. probably; most likely; almost certainly; virtually
  3. more or less (satisfactory); on the whole; reasonably
  4. anyway; at any rate; for now (at least); for the time being
dai
prefix
  1. prefix for forming ordinal numbers
itsuni
adverb
  1. solely; entirely; only; or
itsu
numeric
  1. one
noun
  1. same (mind, path, etc.)
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
manabu
godan verb
  1. to study (in depth); to learn; to take lessons in
beki
auxiliary
  1. should; must; that one ought to; to be done
  2. -able
  3. probably; likely
juuyou
na adjective, noun
  1. important; momentous; essential; principal; major
na
particle
  1. don't
  2. do
interjection
  1. hey; listen; you
particle
  1. now, ...; well, ...; I tell you!; you know
  2. wow; ooh
kyoukun
noun, suru verb
  1. lesson; precept; teachings; moral
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
jibun
pronoun
  1. myself; yourself; oneself; himself; herself
  2. I; me
  3. you
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
nanimo
expression
  1. (not) anything; (nothing) at all; (not) any; nothing
  2. and everything else; and all
  3. (not) at all; (not) in the least; (not) especially; (not) to that extent
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
interjection
  1. what?; huh?
  2. hey!
  3. oh, no (it's fine); why (it's nothing); oh (certainly not)
mo
particle
  1. too; also; in addition; as well; (not) either (in a negative sentence)
  2. both A and B; A as well as B; neither A nor B (in a negative sentence)
  3. even; as much as; as many as; as far as; as long as; no less than; no fewer than
  4. even if; even though; although; in spite of
adverb
  1. further; more; again; another; the other
shiru
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to be aware of; to know; to be conscious of; to cognize; to cognise
  2. to notice; to feel
  3. to understand; to comprehend; to grasp
  4. to remember; to be acquainted with (a procedure)
  5. to experience; to go through; to learn
  6. to be acquainted with (a person); to get to know
  7. to concern
toiu
expression
  1. called; named; that says; that
  2. as many as; as much as
  3. all ...; every single ...
koto
noun
  1. thing; matter
  2. incident; occurrence; event; something serious; trouble; crisis
  3. circumstances; situation; state of affairs
  4. work; business; affair
  5. after an inflectable word, creates a noun phrase indicating something the speaker does not feel close to
noun, used as a suffix
  1. nominalizing suffix
  2. pretending to ...; playing make-believe ...
noun
  1. alias; also known as; otherwise known as; or
  2. necessity; need
  3. you should ...; I advise that you ...; it's important to ...
dearu
copula, godan verb (irregular)
  1. be; is
da
copula
  1. be; is
auxiliary verb
  1. did; (have) done
  2. please; do
aru
godan verb (irregular), intransitive verb
  1. to be; to exist; to live
  2. to have
  3. to be located
  4. to be equipped with
  5. to happen; to come about

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