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ニューヨーク
った
とき
わたし
ぐうぜん
偶然
ふる
ゆうじん
友人
った

When I was in New York, I happened to meet my old friend.
Grammar and points of interest
Conjugations and inflections
Words and names
noun
New York (US state, city)  (often written with kana only)
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irregular 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  (see also: 来る)
2. to proceed; to take place  (see also: 旨く行く; い sometimes omitted in auxiliary use)
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noun
1. time; hour; moment  (刻 signifies a time of day, 秋 signifies an important time)
2. occasion; case  (this meaning is restricted to form 時)
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1. I; me
2. private affairs; personal matter; secrecy  (this meaning is restricted to reading わたくし)
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'na' adjective, 'no' adjective, adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun
(by) chance; unexpectedly; suddenly; accident; fortuity; by coincidence
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old (not person); aged; ancient; antiquated; stale; threadbare; outmoded; obsolete article
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noun
friend  (see also: 友達; more formal than 友達)
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'u' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to meet; to encounter; to see  (逢う is often used for close friends, etc. and may be associated with drama or pathos, 遭う may have an undesirable nuance)
2. to have an accident; to have a bad experience  (esp. 遭う when in kanji; often written with kana only)
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Kanji
コウ   ギョウ   アン   ゆ    い to go   おこな to take place   
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step
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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チョウ   テイ    a (city) block; counter for long/narrow things, blocks of tofu   
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ジ   とき time, occasion   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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ジ   temple   てら Buddhist temple   
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スン   inch
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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ム   private
grain
グウ    accidentally   
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グウ    long-tailed monkey   
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tracks, footprint   
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デン   た rice field   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
ゼン   ネン    resemble   
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ケン   いぬ dog   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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dot   
ニク body part   
fire
コ   ふる old   -ふる to grow old   
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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stick   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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ユウ   とも friend   
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ten   じゅう    じつ    と    とう    
また again   
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カイ   エ   あ to meet   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
ウン    say   
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ニ   ふた    ふた two   
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More info on this sentence: Google Japan ⇗ Sentence translate
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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