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My father died three years ago, that is to say in 1977.
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watashi
pronoun, no adjective
  1. I; me
  2. private affairs; personal matter; secrecy
  3. selfishness
no
particle
  1. indicates possessive
  2. verb and adjective nominalizer (nominaliser)
  3. substituting for "ga" in subordinate phrases
  4. indicates a confident conclusion
  5. emotional emphasis (sentence end) (fem)
  6. indicates question (sentence end)
chichioya
noun
  1. father
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
toshi
adverbial noun, noun
  1. year
  2. age
tose
counter
  1. counter for years (following a number in the hito-futa-mi counting system)
nen
noun
  1. year (e.g. AD)
  2. counter for years
saki
noun, no adjective, noun, used as a suffix, prefix
  1. previous; prior; former; some time ago; preceding
  2. point (e.g. pencil); tip; end; nozzle
  3. head (of a line); front
  4. ahead; the other side
  5. the future; hereafter
  6. destination
  7. the other party
mae
adverbial noun, noun (temporal), suffix
  1. ago; before (some event); previously; (minutes) to (the hour)
  2. in front (of); before (e.g. the house)
  3. head (of a line); front (e.g. of a bus); fore part
  4. in the presence of
  5. helping; portion
  6. privates; private parts
sunawachi
adverb, conjunction
  1. that is; namely; i.e.
toshi
adverbial noun, noun
  1. year
  2. age
tose
counter
  1. counter for years (following a number in the hito-futa-mi counting system)
nen
noun
  1. year (e.g. AD)
  2. counter for years
ni
particle
  1. indicates such things as location of person or thing, location of short-term action, etc.
shinu
godan verb, irregular nu verb, intransitive verb
  1. to die

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