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English Translation of Sentence

It matters not how long we live, but how.
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Vocabulary list

ningen
noun
  1. human being; man; person
  2. character (of a person)
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
kurai
suffix, particle
  1. approximately; about; around; or so
  2. to (about) the extent that; (almost) enough that; so ... that ...; at least
  3. as ... as ...; like
nagai
i adjective
  1. long (distance)
  2. long (time); lengthy
ikiru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to live; to exist
ka
particle
  1. indicates question (sentence end)
  2. indicates choice, doubt, etc.
de
particle
  1. indicates location of action; at; in
  2. indicates time of action
  3. indicates means of action; cause of effect; by
conjunction
  1. and then; so
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
nai
i adjective
  1. nonexistent; not being (there)
  2. unpossessed; unowned; not had
  3. unique
  4. indicates negation, inexperience, unnecessariness or impossibility
auxiliary adjective
  1. (after the ren'youkei form of an adjective) not ...
  2. (after the -te form of a verb) to not be...; to have not ...
ikani
adverb, interjection
  1. how?; in what way?; how much?; however; whatever
ikiru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to live; to exist
ka
particle
  1. indicates question (sentence end)
  2. indicates choice, doubt, etc.
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
interjection
  1. um...; er...; uh...
ikikata
noun
  1. way of life; how to live
ga
particle
  1. indicates sentence subject (occasionally object)
  2. indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions)
particle, conjunction
  1. but; however; still; and
mondai
noun
  1. problem; question
dearu
godan verb (irregular)
  1. to be (formal, literary)
aru
godan verb (irregular), intransitive verb
  1. to be (usu. of inanimate objects); 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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