Agriculture consumes a great amount of water.
Nōgyō wa taryō no mizu o shōhisuru.
topic marker particle; indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated); adds emphasis
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
water (esp. cool, fresh water, e.g. drinking water); fluid (esp. in an animal tissue); liquid; flood; floodwaters; water offered to wrestlers just prior to a bout; break granted to wrestlers engaged in a prolonged bout
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.
Meanings: agriculture, farmers
Readings: ギョウ、 ゴウ、 わざ
Meanings: business, vocation, arts, performance
Readings: タ、 おお.い、 まさ.に、 まさ.る
Meanings: many, frequent, much
Readings: リョウ、 はか.る
Meanings: quantity, measure, weight, amount, consider, estimate, surmise
Readings: スイ、 みず、 みず-
Readings: ショウ、 き.える、 け.す
Meanings: extinguish, blow out, turn off, neutralize, cancel
Readings: ヒ、 つい.やす、 つい.える
Meanings: expense, cost, spend, consume, waste