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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 分別 (funbetsu)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 分別 (funbetsu)

Kana: ふんべつ
Kanji: 分別
Romaji: funbetsu

Type: Noun, するverb
Meaning: discretion, prudence, good sense, judgement, judgment, wisdom, discernment
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

ヒロユキはかんしゃく持ちだが、それを分別によって御すべく努力をしている。
hiroyuki wa kanshaku mochi daga, sore o funbetsu ni yotte gyosu beku doryoku o shite iru.
Hiroyuki has a severe temper, which he makes a mature effort to control.

分別のある投資家は、いつなんどき停電するかわからず、20階分の階段を歩いて昇るはめになるかもしれない年に、高いビルを立てようとは思わないだろう。
funbetsu no aru toushika wa, itsu nan doki teiden suru ka wakarazu, nijuu kai bun no kaidan o aruite noboru hame ni naru kamoshirenai toshi ni, takai biru o tateyou to wa omowanai darou.
No sensible investor would want to build a tall building in a city where the power could go out at any moment and you might have to walk up twenty flights of stairs.

分別 (funbetsu)

それに対して、マッカーサーは最善の分別を働かせよとホッジに指示した。
sore ni tai shite, makkaasaa wa saizen no funbetsu o hatarakaseyo to hojji ni shiji shita.
Instead, MacArthur ordered Hodge to use his own best judgment.

ジェイクは国務省の中で最も経験豊かな外交官というわけではなかったが、思慮分別があり、私は絶対的な信頼を置いていた。
jeiku wa kokumushou no naka de motto mo keiken yutaka na gaikoukan to iu wake de wa nakatta ga, shiryo funbetsu ga ari, watashi wa zettaiteki na shinrai o oite ita.
Jake was not the most experienced diplomat at the State Department I could have chosen, but he was discreet and had my absolute confidence.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 判断力 (pànduàn lì)
Korean: 분별 (bunbyeol)

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