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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 公共 (koukyou)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 公共 (koukyou)

Kana: こうきょう
Kanji: 公共
Romaji: koukyou

Type: Noun, のadjective
Meaning: public, community, public service, society, communal
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

公共図書館には刺青に関する本が五十冊あまりあり、僕は数週間のうちにすべてを読破した。
koukyou toshokan ni wa irezumi ni kan suru hon ga go juu satsu amari ari, boku wa suu shuukan no uchi ni subete o dokuha shita.
The Public Library had in its collection about fifty books on tattooing, and within a few weeks, I had read them all.

ミケランジェロが設計したみごとな階段があって、その上が世界初の公共の閲覧室になっているんです。
mikeranjero ga sekkei shita migoto na kaidan ga atte, sono ue ga sekai hatsu no koukyou no etsuranshitsu ni natte irun desu.
They have a spectacular staircase designed by Michelangelo, which leads up to the world’s first public reading room.

公共 (koukyou)

公共政策はそこに的を絞る必要がある。20世紀に家が持てたように、21世紀には富を生む資産を国民が持てるようにする。
koukyou seisaku wa soko ni mato o shiboru hitsuyou ga aru. nijuu seiki ni ie ga moteta you ni, nijuu isseiki ni wa tomi o umu shisan o kokumin ga moteru you ni suru.
That is where public policy has to be focused—to make sure that people have wealth-producing assets as they enter the twenty-first century, the way home-ownership accomplished that in the twentieth century.
***的を絞る (mato o shiboru): to narrow in, to focus

賃金交渉に当たる人たち、特に公共部門が、少なくとも最初の頃、そのように行動するのに失敗したのが目立った。
chingin koushou ni ataru hitotachi, toku ni koukyou bumon ga, sukunaku tomo saisho no koro, sono you ni koudou suru no ni shippai shita no ga medatta.
Pay bargainers, particularly in the public sector, conspicuously failed to do so, at least in the early period.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 公共 (gōnggòng)
Korean: 공공 (gong-gong)

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