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George was laid off when his company cut back production last year.
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Vocabulary list

sakunen
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. last year
kaisha
noun
  1. company; corporation
  2. workplace
ga
particle
  1. indicates sentence subject (occasionally object)
  2. indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions)
  3. but; however; still; and
seisan
noun, suru verb
  1. production; manufacture
chousei
noun, suru verb
  1. regulation; coordination; adjustment; tuning; modification; alteration
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.
suru
suru verb (irregular)
  1. to do
  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
  6. to decide on; to choose
  7. to be sensed (of a smell, noise, etc.)
  8. to be (in a state, condition, etc.)
  9. to be worth; to cost
  10. to pass (of time); to elapse
  11. verbalizing suffix (applies to nouns noted in this dictionary with the part of speech "vs")
  12. creates a humble verb (after a noun prefixed with "o" or "go")
  13. to be just about to; to be just starting to; to try to; to attempt to
toki
noun
  1. regular (stops at every station) Jouetsu-line Shinkansen
toku
godan verb
  1. to do something in readiness for; to get something (needful) done
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
ichijikaiko
noun, suru verb
  1. a layoff
saru
saru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to leave; to go away
  2. to pass; to elapse
  3. to be distant
  4. to send away; to drive off; to divorce
  5. (after a -masu stem, esp. of a suru verb) ... completely
  6. last ... (e.g. "last April")

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