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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 利息 (risoku)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 利息 (risoku)

Kana: りそく
Kanji: 利息
Romaji: risoku

Type: Noun
Meaning: interest (bank)
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

信用リスクから高い利息を課せられるので、わざわざ企業がジャンク債を発行することは稀だった。
shin’you risuku kara takai risoku o kaserareru node, wazawaza kigyou ga jankusai o hakkou suru koto wa mare datta.
Only occasionally did a company issue junk bonds on purpose, paying a high interest rate because it was considered a dicey credit risk.

利息 (risoku)

これまで連邦議会は逆の方向へ動いていた。インフレと足並みをそろえて連邦政府保証学生ローンの利息を上げ、低収入の学生の助成金を増やすことはしてこなかった。
kore made renpou gikai wa gyaku no houkou e ugoite ita. infure to ashinami o soroete renpou seifu hoshou gakusei roon no risoku o age, teishuunyuu no gakusei no joseikin o fuyasu koto wa shite konakatta.
So far, Congress has been moving in the opposite direction, by raising interest rates on federally guaranteed student loans and failing to increase the size of grants for low-income students to keep pace with inflation.

いつか外国はわたしたちにお金を貸すのをやめ、利息が上がり、わたしたちは国の生産高の大半を借金に充てることになる。
itsuka gaikoku wa watashitachi ni okane o kasu no o yame, risoku ga agari, watashitachi wa kuni no seisandaka no taihan o shakkin ni ateru koto ni naru.
At some point, foreigners will stop lending us money, interest rates will go up, and we will spend most of our nation’s output paying them back.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 利息 (lìxī)
Korean: 이자 (ija)

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