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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 予感 (yokan)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 予感 (yokan)

Kana: よかん
Kanji: 予感
Romaji: yokan

Type: Noun, するverb
Meaning: presentiment, premonition, hunch, to have a premonition, to have a hunch
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

わたしは、深みにはまりつつあるのではないかという予感を感じた。
watashi wa, fukami ni hamari tsutsuaru no de wa nai ka to iu yokan o kanjita.
I had a premonition that I was getting into deep waters.

橋本は頬にさっと血がのぼった。きまりが悪くなったのだ。不吉な予感が的中してきたのだ。
hashimoto wa hoho ni satto chi ga nobotta. kimari ga waruku natta noda. Fukitsu na yokan ga tekichuu shite kita no da.
The blood rushed to Hashimoto’s cheeks. He was ashamed. His forebodings were coming true.

予感 (yokan)

一生涯そういう予感はありましたよ、嘘だという予感は!
isshougai sou iu yokan wa arimashita yo, uso da to iu yokan wa.
I suspected all my life that it wasn’t true.

ふたりがどこか別の出口を見つけたのではないかといういやな予感がある。
futari ga doko ka betsu no deguchi o mitsuketa no de wa nai ka to iu iya na yokan ga aru.
I have a sinking sensation that they have found some other way out.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 预感 (yùgǎn)
Korean: 예감 (yegam)

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