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I was on the point of leaving home when a light rain started to fall.
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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
choudo
adverb
  1. exactly; precisely; just; right
  2. as if; as though; quite
ie
noun
  1. house; residence; dwelling
  2. family; household
  3. lineage; family name
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.
deru

Plain Presumptive Form

deyou
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to leave; to exit; to go out; to come out; to get out
  2. to leave (on a journey); to depart; to start out; to set out
  3. to move forward
  4. to come to; to get to; to lead to; to reach
  5. to appear; to come out; to emerge; to surface; to come forth; to turn up; to be found; to be detected; to be discovered; to be exposed; to show; to be exhibited; to be on display
  6. to appear (in print); to be published; to be announced; to be issued; to be listed; to come out
  7. to attend; to participate; to take part; to enter (an event); to play in; to perform
  8. to be stated; to be expressed; to come up; to be brought up; to be raised
  9. to sell
  10. to exceed; to go over
  11. to stick out; to protrude
  12. to break out; to occur; to start; to originate
  13. to be produced
  14. to come from; to be derived from
  15. to be given; to get; to receive; to be offered; to be provided; to be presented; to be submitted; to be handed in; to be turned in; to be paid
  16. to answer (phone, door, etc.); to get
  17. to assume (an attitude); to act; to behave
  18. to pick up (speed, etc.); to gain
  19. to flow (e.g. tears); to run; to bleed
  20. to graduate
  21. to ejaculate; to cum
to
particle, conjunction
  1. if; when
  2. and
particle
  1. with
  2. used for quoting (thoughts, speech, etc.)
noun
  1. promoted pawn
particle
  1. indicates a question (at sentence end)
omou

te-form

omotte
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to think; to consider; to believe; to reckon (想う has connotations of heart-felt)
  2. to think (of doing); to plan (to do)
  3. to judge; to assess; to regard
  4. to imagine; to suppose; to dream
  5. to expect; to look forward to
  6. to feel; to be (in a state of mind); to desire; to want
  7. to recall; to remember
iru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be (of animate objects); to exist
  2. to stay
ichidan verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to be ...-ing; to have been ...-ing (after the -te form of a verb; indicates continuing action or state)
tokoro
noun, adverb, suffix
  1. place; spot; scene; site (also pronounced どころ when a suffix)
noun, suffix
  1. address
  2. district; area; locality
  3. one's house
  4. point; aspect; side; facet
  5. passage (in text); part
  6. space; room
  7. thing; matter
noun
  1. whereupon; as a result (after the plain past form of a verb)
  2. about to; on the verge of (after present form of a verb)
  3. was just doing; was in the process of doing; have just done; just finished doing (after past form of a verb)
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
kosame
noun
  1. light rain; drizzle
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)
furihajimeru

Plain Past Indicative Form

furihajimeta
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to begin to fall (rain, etc.)
furu

masu stem

furi
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to fall (of rain, snow, ash, etc.); to come down
  2. to form (of frost)
  3. to beam down (of sunlight or moonlight); to pour in
  4. to visit (of luck, misfortune, etc.); to come; to arrive
hajimeru

Plain Past Indicative Form

hajimeta
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to start; to begin; to commence; to initiate; to originate
  2. to start up (a business, society, etc.); to open (e.g. a store); to establish
auxiliary verb, ichidan verb
  1. to start ...; to begin to ... (after the -masu stem of a verb)

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