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At first he didn't know how to do his new job.
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hajimeha
expression
  1. at first; in the beginning; originally
hajime
noun, adverb
  1. beginning; start; outset; opening
noun
  1. first (in line, etc.) (esp. 初め)
  2. origin (esp. 始め)
  3. such as ...; not to mention ... (esp. 始め; as 〜を始め, 〜を始めとして, etc.)
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
atarashii
i adjective
  1. new; novel; fresh; recent; latest; up-to-date; modern
shigoto
noun, suru verb
  1. work; job; labor; labour; business; task; assignment; occupation; employment
noun
  1. work
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.
doushite
adverb
  1. how; in what way; by what means
  2. why; for what reason; for what purpose; what for
  3. cannot possibly
interjection
  1. no way (often as どうして、どうして)
yoi
yoi
yoi
yoi
yoi
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)
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
mattaku
adverb, no adjective
  1. really; truly; entirely; completely; wholly; perfectly
  2. indeed
interjection
  1. good grief (expression of exasperation)
kare
pronoun
  1. he; him
noun
  1. boyfriend
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
wakaru

Plain Past Indicative Negative Form

wakaranakatta
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to understand; to comprehend; to grasp; to see; to get; to follow
  2. to become clear; to be known; to be discovered; to be realized; to be realised; to be found out
interjection
  1. I know!; I think so too!

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