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I make it a rule not to eat too much, for it is plain that overeating is bad for your health.
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watashi
pronoun
  1. I; me (slightly formal or feminine)
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
tabesugiru

Plain Present Indicative Negative Form

tabesuginai
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to overeat
taberu

masu stem

tabe
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to eat
  2. to live on (e.g. a salary); to live off; to subsist on
sugiru

Plain Present Indicative Negative Form

suginai
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to pass through; to pass by; to go beyond
  2. to pass (of time); to elapse
  3. to have expired; to have ended; to be over
  4. to exceed; to surpass; to be above
  5. to be no more than ... (as 〜に過ぎない, etc.)
ichidan verb, intransitive verb, suffix
  1. to be excessive; to be too much; to be too ... (often used after adj. stems or the -masu stems of verbs)
younisuru

masu stem

younishi
expression, suru verb (irregular)
  1. (following a verb) to be sure to; to do (something) so that ...; to make sure to; to try to
youni
expression
  1. in order to (e.g. meet goal); so that; take care (so as)
  2. hoping or wishing for something
you
noun, used as a suffix, noun
  1. appearing ...; looking ... (usu. after the -masu stem of a verb)
  2. way to ...; method of ...ing (usu. after the -masu stem of a verb)
  3. form; style; design (usu. after a noun)
  4. like; similar to (usu. after a noun)
noun
  1. thing (thought or spoken)
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
suru

masu stem

shi
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)
teru
ichidan verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to be ...-ing; to have been ...-ing (from ..て or で plus いる; indicates continuing action or state)
nazenara
conjunction
  1. because; the reason is; if you want to know why
nara
auxiliary
  1. if; in case; if it is the case that; if it is true that (hypothetical form of the copula だ, from なり and sometimes classed as a particle)
  2. as for; on the topic of
conjunction
  1. if that's the case; if so; that being the case
  2. if possible; if circumstances allow
tabesugi
noun
  1. overeating
taberu

masu stem

tabe
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to eat
  2. to live on (e.g. a salary); to live off; to subsist on
sugiru

masu stem

sugi
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to pass through; to pass by; to go beyond
  2. to pass (of time); to elapse
  3. to have expired; to have ended; to be over
  4. to exceed; to surpass; to be above
  5. to be no more than ... (as 〜に過ぎない, etc.)
ichidan verb, intransitive verb, suffix
  1. to be excessive; to be too much; to be too ... (often used after adj. stems or the -masu stems of verbs)
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)
kenkou
noun
  1. health
na adjective
  1. healthy; sound; fit; wholesome
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
warui
i adjective
  1. bad; poor; undesirable
  2. poor (quality); inferior; insufficient
  3. evil; sinful
  4. ugly; not beautiful
  5. at fault; to blame; in the wrong
  6. bad (at doing something)
  7. unprofitable; unbeneficial
interjection, i adjective
  1. sorry; (my) bad; unforgivable
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 (as AことB (A = alias, B = real name))
  2. necessity; need (as 〜ことはない)
  3. you should ...; I advise that you ...; it's important to ... (as 〜ことだ)
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
akiraka
na adjective
  1. clear; obvious; evident; plain; definite
  2. bright; light
da
copula
  1. be; is (plain copula)
auxiliary verb
  1. did; (have) done (た after certain verb forms; indicates past or completed action)
  2. please; do (indicates light imperative)
kara
particle
  1. from (e.g. time, place, numerical quantity); since
  2. from (originator); by
  3. because; since (follows verbs, adjectives)
  4. out of (constituent, part)
  5. through (e.g. window, vestibule)
  6. after; since (following the te-form of a verb)
  7. expresses sympathy or warning

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