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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 伸ばす (nobasu)

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 伸ばす (nobasu)

Kana: のばす
Kanji: 伸ばす
Romaji: nobasu

Type: Verb
Meaning: to grow long (e.g. hair, nails), to lengthen, to extend, to stretch, to reach out, to hold out, to straighten, to smooth out, to spread evenly (dough, cream, etc.), to dilute, to thin out, to postpone, to prolong
JLPT level: N3

Example sentences:

自分のスキルを伸ばすことを考えろよ。
jibun no sukiru o nobasu koto o kangaero yo.
Think about polishing your skills.

その両手は、わたしがうっかりして押しまげた物を、ただ機械的に伸ばしているようだった。
sono ryoute wa, watashi ga ukkari shite oshimageta mono o, tada kikaiteki ni nobashite iru you datta.
His hands automatically straightened an object or two that I had inadvertently pushed awry.

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 伸ばす (nobasu)

この三つの要素が、愛情、理性、そして日常生活の変容をもたらしており、アメリカはその変容を通じて力を伸ばしているのだ。
kono mitsu no youso ga, aijou, risei, soshite nichijou seikatsu no hen’you o motarashite ori, amerika wa sono hen’you o tsuujite chikara o nobashite iru no da.
Between these three factors, love, reason, and daily life are being transformed, and through that transformation American power is growing.

北に少しでも勢力を伸ばそうものなら、ロシアとぶつかる。
kita ni sukoshi demo seiryoku o nobasou mono nara, roshia to butsukaru.
In any expansion of influence to the north, it would collide with the Russians.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 伸 (shēn)
Korean: 펴다 (pyeoda)

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