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To survive, the polar bear must keep its body at the right temperature and store enough energy to last between meals that could be a few days or a few months apart.
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hokkyokuguma
noun
  1. polar bear (Ursus maritimus)
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
ikiteiku
expression, godan verb (iku/yuku)
  1. to subsist; to keep on living
ikiru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to live; to exist
  2. to make a living; to subsist
  3. to be in effect; to be in use; to function
  4. to come to life; to be enlivened
  5. to be safe (in baseball, go, etc.)
iku
godan verb (iku/yuku), intransitive verb
  1. to go; to move (in a direction or towards a specific location); to head (towards); to be transported (towards); to reach
  2. to proceed; to take place (い sometimes omitted in auxiliary use)
  3. to pass through; to come and go
  4. to walk
  5. to die; to pass away
  6. to do (in a specific way)
  7. to stream; to flow
godan verb (iku/yuku), auxiliary verb
  1. to continue (after the -te form of a verb)
godan verb (iku/yuku), intransitive verb
  1. to have an orgasm; to come; to cum
  2. to trip; to get high; to have a drug-induced hallucination
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
karada
noun
  1. body (からだ is a gikun reading of 身体)
  2. torso; trunk
  3. build; physique; frame; figure
  4. health; constitution
  5. corpse; dead body
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.
tekion
noun
  1. suitable or moderate temperature
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
tamotsu
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to keep; to preserve; to hold; to retain; to maintain; to sustain
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to last; to endure; to keep well (food); to wear well; to be durable
suujitsu
noun
  1. few days
suu
prefix
  1. several; a number of
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. quantity; amount
noun
  1. counting; figures; numbers
  2. number; numeral; figure
  3. grammatical number
  4. destiny; fate; course of events; trend
nichi
noun
  1. Sunday
suffix
  1. day (of the month) (also んち or ち)
suffix, counter
  1. counter for days (also んち or ち)
noun, noun, used as a suffix, noun, used as a prefix
  1. Japan
ka
particle
  1. yes?; no?; isn't it?; is it? (used at sentence-end; indicates a question (sometimes rhetorical))
  2. or; whether or not (after each alternative)
  3. some- (e.g. something, someone) (after an interrogative)
  4. hmm; huh (indicates doubt, uncertainty, etc.; sometimes after other particles)
prefix
  1. very (emphatic prefix; usu. before an adjective)
suffix
  1. -al; -ial; -ic; -ical; -ish; -y (suffix forming adjectives or adverbs; after an indeclinable word)
adverb
  1. in that way
suukagetsu
noun
  1. several months
suu
prefix
  1. several; a number of
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. quantity; amount
noun
  1. counting; figures; numbers
  2. number; numeral; figure
  3. grammatical number
  4. destiny; fate; course of events; trend
kagetsu
counter
  1. months (period of)
mo
particle
  1. too; also; in addition; as well; (not) either (in a negative sentence)
  2. both A and B; A as well as B; neither A nor B (in a negative sentence) (as AもBも)
  3. even; as much as; as many as; as far as; as long as; no less than; no fewer than (used for emphasis or to express absence of doubt regarding a quantity, etc.)
  4. even if; even though; although; in spite of (often as 〜ても, 〜でも, 〜とも, etc.)
adverb
  1. further; more; again; another; the other
aku
noun
  1. lye
  2. harsh taste; bitter taste; alkaline taste; astringency
  3. scum (on a soup, broth etc.)
  4. (excessive) self-assertiveness; strong individuality; strong idiosyncrasy (also written incorrectly as 悪)
kamoshirenai
expression
  1. may; might; perhaps; may be; possibly
kamo
particle
  1. may; might; perhaps; may be; possibly
shiru
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to be aware of; to know; to be conscious of; to cognize; to cognise
  2. to notice; to feel
  3. to understand; to comprehend; to grasp
  4. to remember; to be acquainted with (a procedure)
  5. to experience; to go through; to learn
  6. to be acquainted with (a person); to get to know
  7. to concern
shokuji
noun, suru verb
  1. meal; dinner
noun
  1. diet
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
ma
noun
  1. time; pause
  2. space
  3. room
mochikotaeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to hold out (e.g. against an attack); to hang on; to withstand; to endure; to last
dake
particle
  1. only; just; merely; simply; no more than; nothing but; alone
  2. as much as; to the extent of; enough to
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
juubun
na adjective
  1. enough; sufficient; plenty; adequate; satisfactory
adverb
  1. sufficiently; fully; thoroughly; well; perfectly
noun, suru verb
  1. division into ten
na
particle
  1. don't (prohibitive; used with dictionary form verb)
  2. do (imperative (from なさい); used with -masu stem of verb)
interjection
  1. hey; listen; you
particle
  1. now, ...; well, ...; I tell you!; you know (when seeking confirmation, for emphasis, etc.; used at sentence end)
  2. wow; ooh (used to express admiration, emotionality, etc.; used at sentence end)
enerugii
noun
  1. energy
  2. energy; strength; power; stamina; get-up-and-go
  3. energy source; energy resource
  4. food energy; calories
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.
naru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to become; to get; to grow; to be; to reach; to attain
  2. to result in; to prove to be
  3. to consist of; to be composed of
  4. to succeed; to be complete
  5. to change into; to be exchanged for
  6. to play a role
  7. to be promoted
godan verb
  1. to do ... (as お+masu-stem+になる, ご+noun+になる, etc.)

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