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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 伝染 (densen)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 伝染 (densen)

Kana: でんせん
Kanji: 伝染
Romaji: densen

Type: Noun, するverb
Meaning: contagion, infection
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

チュニジアの抗議運動には伝染力があった。
chunijia no kougi undou ni wa densenryoku ga atta.
The protests in Tunisia proved contagious.

あの人は医者よ。もし自分が命にかかわる病気にかかっていて、それが伝染するものだと知っていたら、病原体をばらまくような真似はしないはずよ。
ano hito wa isha yo. moshi jibun ga inochi ni kakawaru byouki ni kakatte ite, sore ga densen suru mono da to shitte itara, byougentai o baramaku you na mane wa shinai hazu yo.
He’s a doctor. If he had a deadly disease and knew he was contagious, he wouldn’t be reckless enough to be out infecting the world.

伝染 (densen)

指揮官はなにがなんでも勝つという強い意志に情熱や気力、機転がなかったし、それが隊全体に伝染してもいたのだ。
shikikan wa nani ga nan demo katsu to iu tsuyoi ishi ni jounetsu ya kiryoku, kiten ga nakatta shi, sore ga tai zentai ni densen shite mo ita no da.
The commander didn’t have those extra qualities of hunger, competitiveness, drive, passion, and imagination that his buddy did and that infected his whole unit.

物事は公平に公明正大に立派に調整されている。病気や悲しみが伝染する一方、笑いと上機嫌もまた世の中でこの上なしの伝染力を振るうものである。
monogoto wa kouhei ni koumei seidai ni rippa ni chousei sarete iru. byouki ya kanashimi ga densen suru ippou, warai to joukigen mo mata yo no naka de ko no ue nashi no densenryoku o furuu mono de aru.
It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humor.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 传染 (chuánrǎn)
Korean: 전염 (jeon-yeom)

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