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I am having problems finding a word in this sentence in the dictionary:

一体全体なぜこんなところにおいでになったのか、たぶん話してはくださらないのでしょうね?

Unknown word: - はくださらない

The English translation is: "And I don't suppose you're going to tell me why you're here, of all places?"

I get the meaning thanks of the translation, but I wonder which word はくださらない comes from. Looking up はくだす gives no results.

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The original title of this question was “Word translation.” Please imagine how many questions can be given that title, and make the title much more specific when you ask a question next time. –  Tsuyoshi Ito Dec 24 '12 at 13:33
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@oldergod: I rolled back your edit. The point of the question is that the asker did not know that は was not part of the word. –  Tsuyoshi Ito Dec 29 '12 at 18:24
    
@TsuyoshiIto I wonder then why both answers on くださる are so high rated. –  oldergod Dec 30 '12 at 3:42
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@oldergod: Then you should read the answers more carefully. Both answers explain that はくださらない is not a single word but a combination of は and くださらない. –  Tsuyoshi Ito Dec 30 '12 at 3:48

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くださらない(下さらない) is the negative form of くださる.
くださる(下さる) is the honorific form of くれる.
So 話して(+は)+くださらない is the negative form of 話して+くださる and 話して+くださる is the honorific of 話して+くれる.
(The negative form of 話して+くれる is 話して(+は)+くれない.)
The は is the particle([係助詞]{かかりじょし}) that comes with the negative ない (I think)...^^;
Someone correct me if I'm wrong

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+1 for relating くださる to くれる –  wil Dec 24 '12 at 12:00

The verb you're looking for is くださる

話してはくださらない

What's going on here is te-form + は(the particle) + くださる

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