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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 交わす (kawasu)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 交わす (kawasu)

Kana: かわす
Kanji: 交わす
Romaji: kawasu

Type: Verb
Meaning: to exchange (messages, greetings, arguments, etc.), to intersect, to cross, to interlace
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

部下の職員たちは落ち着きを失っていた。だれもが驚きの視線を交わしていた。
buka no shokuintachi wa ochitsuki o ushinatte ita. daremo ga odoroki no shisen o kawashite ita.
My staff members were less controlled. All of them exchanged startled glances.

王子と私は王国のラクダの人気について、楽しい会話を交わした。ラクダの人気には実務的な理由と感傷的な理由があるようだった。
ouji to watashi wa oukoku no rakuda no ninki ni tsuite, tanoshii kaiwa o kawashita. rakuda no ninki ni wa jitsumuteki na riyuu to kanshouteki na riyuu ga aru you datta.
The Prince and I started a funny conversation about the popularity of the kingdom’s camel population, which seems to stem from both practical and sentimental reasons.

交わす (kawasu)

彼ら一人ひとりと握手を交わしながら、彼らの信じがたいほどの働きぶりと、払ってきた犠牲に私は感謝した。
karera hitorihitori to akushu o kawashinagara, karera no shinjigatai hodo no hataraki buri to, haratte kita gisei ni watashi wa kansha shita.
As I shook each of their hands, I thanked them for all their incredible work and sacrifices.

大隊は到着した日の午後、周囲の目標に向けて迫撃砲の試射をおこない、敵と小規模な砲火を交わした。
daitai wa touchaku shita hi no gogo, shuui no mokuhyou ni mukete hakugekihou no shisha o okonai, teki to shoukibo na houka o kawashita.
That first afternoon, right after the battalion arrived, they registered their mortars on some surrounding targets, and there were even brief exchanges of fire with the enemy.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 交换 (jiāohuàn)
Korean: 나누다 (nanuda)

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