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Source Totoeba Project
Canals have been built to irrigate the desert.
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Vocabulary list

sabaku
noun
  1. desert
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
mizuwohiku
expression, godan verb
  1. to draw water (e.g. from a river); to lead water to (e.g. a field, a pond); to supply water to; to irrigate
mizu
noun
  1. water (esp. cool, fresh water, e.g. drinking water)
  2. fluid (esp. in an animal tissue); liquid
  3. flood; floodwaters
  4. water offered to wrestlers just prior to a bout
  5. break granted to wrestlers engaged in a prolonged bout
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.
hiku
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to pull; to tug; to lead (e.g. a horse)
  2. to draw (attention, sympathy, etc.); to attract (e.g. interest)
  3. to draw back (e.g. one's hand); to draw in (one's chin, stomach, etc.); to pull in
  4. to draw (a card, mahjong tile, etc.)
  5. to draw (a line, plan, etc.)
  6. to catch (a cold)
  7. to play (a stringed or keyboard instrument)
  8. to look up (in a dictionary, phone book, etc.); to consult; to check
  9. to haul; to pull (vehicles)
  10. to subtract; to deduct
  11. to recede; to ebb; to fade
  12. to be descend from; to inherit (a characteristic)
  13. to quote; to cite; to raise (as evidence)
  14. to lay on (electricity, gas, etc.); to install (e.g. a telephone); to supply (e.g. water)
  15. to hold (e.g. a note)
  16. to apply (e.g. lipstick); to oil (e.g. a pan); to wax (e.g. a floor)
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to move back; to draw back; to recede
  2. to lessen; to subside; to ebb; to go down (e.g. of swelling)
  3. to resign; to retire; to quit
tameni
conjunction
  1. for; for the sake of; to one's advantage; in favor of; in favour of; on behalf of
  2. because of; as a result of
tame
noun, adverb
  1. good; advantage; benefit; welfare
  2. sake; purpose; objective; aim
  3. consequence; result; effect
  4. affecting; regarding; concerning
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
unga
noun
  1. (navigable) canal; waterway
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)
kensetsu
noun, suru verb
  1. construction; establishment
suru
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
  6. to decide on; to choose
suru verb (irregular), intransitive verb
  1. to be sensed (of a smell, noise, etc.)
  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
  2. to transform A to B; to make A into B; to exchange A for B
  3. to make use of A for B; to view A as B; to handle A as if it were B
  4. to feel A about B
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
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

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