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Grammar detail: verb plain past + なり

verb plain past + なり - still ~
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verb plain past form
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なり
means
still ~
This form is used to indicate that a previous state is still in existence, or something that had been happening is continuing.
よご
れた
なりしていたので
まってくれる
タクシーめぐりあうまでに
けっこう
結構
じかん
時間
かかった
Since we were still filthy it took quite a while to come across a taxi willing to stop for us.
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Kanji used in this grammar

オ   きたな dirty   けが to defile, stain   けがれる to be defiled   けがらわしい dirty, defiled   よご to make dirty   よごれる to be dirty   
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テイ    halt   
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ケツ   むす    ゆわえる to bind   ゆ to braid   
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コウ   かまえる to build, set up, get ready   かま to mind, to care about   
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ジ   とき time, occasion   
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カン   ケン   あいだ interval, between   ま space, room   
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