When he started the book, Hawking was unable to write by hand at all.
本の 執筆を 始めたとき、 手で 書くことがまったくできなかった。
Ho-Kingu wa, sono hon no shippitsu o hajimeta toki, te de kaku koto ga mattaku dekinakatta.
topic marker particle; indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated); adds emphasis
that (something or someone distant from the speaker, close to the listener; actions of the listener, or ideas expressed or understood by the listener); the; um...; er...; uh...
book; volume; script; this; present; main; head; real; regular; counter for long cylindrical things; counter for films, TV shows, etc.; counter for goals, home runs, etc.; counter for telephone calls
indicates possessive; nominalizes verbs and adjectives; substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases; (at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusion; (at sentence-end) indicates emotional emphasis; (at sentence-end, rising tone) indicates question
writing (e.g. as a profession)
indicates direct object of action; indicates subject of causative expression; indicates an area traversed; indicates time (period) over which action takes place; indicates point of departure or separation of action; indicates object of desire, like, hate, etc.
to start; to begin; to commence; to initiate; to originate; to open (e.g. a store); to start up; to establish (business. etc.); to start ...; to begin to ...
regular (stops at every station) Jouetsu-line Shinkansen
hand; arm; forepaw; foreleg; handle; hand; worker; help; trouble; care; effort; means; way; trick; move; technique; workmanship; hand; handwriting; kind; type; sort; one's hands; one's possession; ability to cope; hand (of cards); direction; move (in go, shogi, etc.)
indicates location of action; at; in; indicates time of action; indicates means of action; cause of effect; by; and then; so; indicates continuing action; indicates certainty, emphasis, etc.
to write; to compose; to pen; to draw; to paint
thing; matter; incident; occurrence; event; something serious; trouble; crisis; circumstances; situation; state of affairs; work; business; affair; after an inflectable word, creates a noun phrase indicating something the speaker does not feel close to; nominalizing suffix; pretending to ...; playing make-believe ...; alias; aka; nickname; alternative name; also known as
indicates sentence subject (occasionally object); indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions); but; however; still; and
really; truly; entirely; completely; wholly; perfectly; indeed; good grief (expression of exasperation)
to be able (in a position) to do; to be up to the task; to be ready; to be completed; to be made; to be built; to be good at; to be permitted (to do); to become intimate; to take up (with somebody); to grow; to be raised; to become pregnant
Readings: ホン、 もと
Meanings: book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things
Readings: シツ、 シュウ、 と.る
Meanings: tenacious, take hold, grasp, take to heart
Readings: ヒツ、 ふで
Meanings: writing brush, writing, painting brush, handwriting
Readings: シ、 はじ.める、 -はじ.める、 はじ.まる
Meanings: commence, begin
Readings: シュ、 ズ、 て、 て-、 -て、 た-
Readings: ショ、 か.く、 -が.き、 -がき