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The nation's trade balance improved last year as exports were strong, while imports remained steady.
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Vocabulary list

sakunen
noun, adverb
  1. last year
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
yushutsu
noun, suru verb
  1. export; exportation
noun or verb acting prenominally
  1. efferent
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)
kouchou
na adjective, no adjective, noun
  1. favourable; favorable; promising; satisfactory; in good shape
no
particle
  1. indicates possessive (occasionally ん, orig. written 乃 or 之)
  2. nominalizes verbs and adjectives
  3. substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases
  4. (at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusion (often ん)
  5. (at sentence-end) indicates emotional emphasis
  6. (at sentence-end, rising tone) indicates question
hanmen
noun, adverb
  1. opposite side; reverse; (on the) other hand
yunyuu
noun, suru verb
  1. import; importation; introduction
noun or verb acting prenominally
  1. afferent
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)
ochitsuku

te-form

ochitsuite
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to calm down; to compose oneself; to regain presence of mind
  2. to calm down; to settle down; to die down; to become stable; to abate
  3. to settle down (in a location, job, etc.); to settle in
  4. to be settled; to be fixed; to have been reached (of an arrangement, conclusion, etc.)
  5. to harmonize with; to harmonise with; to match; to suit; to fit
  6. to be unobtrusive; to be quiet; to be subdued (usu. used pronominally as 落ち着いた)
iru

Plain Past Indicative Form

ita
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)
node
particle
  1. that being the case; because of ...; the reason is ...; given that ...
bouekishuushi
noun
  1. trade balance
boueki
noun, suru verb
  1. trade (foreign)
shuushi
noun
  1. income and expenditure
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
kaizen
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. betterment; improvement
  2. kaizen (Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement) (often written カイゼン)
suru

Plain Past Indicative Form

shita
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)

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