The teacher quizzed his pupils on English.
Sensei wa kyō watashitachi ni kantanna tesuto o shita.
teacher; master; doctor; with names of teachers, etc. as an honorific; previous existence
topic marker particle; indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated); adds emphasis
today; this day; these days; recently; nowadays
at (place, time); in; on; during; to (direction, state); toward; into; for (purpose); because of (reason); for; with; by; from; as (i.e. in the role of); per; in; for; a (e.g. "once a month"); and; in addition to; if; although
simple; easy; uncomplicated; brief; quick; light
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 do; to cause to become; to make (into); to turn (into); to serve as; to act as; to work as; to wear (clothes, a facial expression, etc.); to judge as being; to view as being; to think of as; to treat as; to use as; to decide on; to choose; to be sensed (of a smell, noise, etc.); to be (in a state, condition, etc.); to be worth; to cost; to pass (of time); to elapse; verbalizing suffix (applies to nouns noted in this dictionary with the part of speech "vs"); creates a humble verb (after a noun prefixed with "o" or "go"); to be just about to; to be just starting to; to try to; to attempt to
Readings: セン、 さき、 ま.ず
Meanings: before, ahead, previous, future, precedence
Readings: セイ、 ショウ、 い.きる、 い.かす、 い.ける、 う.まれる、 うま.れる、 う.まれ、 うまれ、 う.む、 お.う、 は.える、 は.やす、 き、 なま、 なま-、 な.る、 な.す、 む.す、 -う
Meanings: life, genuine, birth
Readings: コン、 キン、 いま
Readings: ニチ、 ジツ、 ひ、 -び、 -か
Meanings: day, sun, Japan, counter for days
Readings: シ、 わたくし、 わたし
Meanings: private, I, me
Readings: カン、 ケン、 えら.ぶ、 ふだ
Meanings: simplicity, brevity
Readings: タン、 ひとえ
Meanings: simple, one, single, merely