Our university consists of eight departments.
Watashitachi no daigaku wa yattsu no gakubu kara natteiru.
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
post-secondary education institution, incl. university, college, etc.; former central university of Kyoto (established under the ritsuryo system for the training of government administrators); the Great Learning - one of the Four Books
topic marker particle; indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated); adds emphasis
department of a university; undergraduate (course, program, etc.)
from (e.g. time, place, numerical quantity); since; from (originator); by; because; since; out of (constituent, part); through (e.g. window, vestibule); after; since
to become; to get; to grow; to be; to reach; to attain; to result in; to prove to be; to consist of; to be composed of; to succeed; to be complete; to change into; to be exchanged for; to play a role; to be promoted; to do ...
Readings: シ、 わたくし、 わたし
Meanings: private, I, me
Readings: ダイ、 タイ、 おお-、 おお.きい、 -おお.いに
Meanings: large, big
Readings: ガク、 まな.ぶ
Meanings: study, learning, science
Readings: ブ、 -べ
Meanings: section, bureau, dept, class, copy, part, portion, counter for copies of a newspaper or magazine
Readings: セイ、 ジョウ、 な.る、 な.す、 -な.す
Meanings: turn into, become, get, grow, elapse, reach