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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 刻む (kizamu)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 刻む (kizamu)

Kana: きざむ
Kanji: 刻む
Romaji: kizamu

Type: Verb
Meaning: to mince; to cut fine; to chop up; to hash; to shred; to carve; to engrave; to chisel; to notch; to tick away (time); to beat out (e.g. rhythm); to record the passing moments; to etch (into one’s mind); to remember distinctly
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

たとえその象徴が意図的に刻まれたものだとしても、地図の解読にはなんの役にも立たないのでは?
tatoe sono shouchou ga itoteki ni kizamareta mono da to shite mo, chizu no kaidoku ni wa nan no yaku ni mo tatanai no de wa.
Even if this symbol was inscribed there intentionally, it doesn’t bring us any closer to deciphering the map, does it?

歴史を通じ、われわれの最も重要な道しるべはつねに石に刻まれてきたんだよ。
rekishi o tsuuji, wareware no motto mo juuyou na michishirube wa tsune ni ishi ni kizamarete kitan da yo.
Throughout history, our most important guideposts have always been carved in stone.

刻む (kizamu)

ここには、借りた商品に対する支払いに関する文言が刻まれている。
koko ni wa, karita shouhin ni tai suru shiharai ni kan suru mongon ga kizamarete iru.
The transactions recorded here were repayments of commodities that had been loaned.

彼は祖国の厳しい近代史が野心的な若い政治家にきざんだ一つの典型だった。
kare wa sokoku no kibishii kindaishi ga yashinteki na wakai seijika ni kizanda hitotsu no tenkei datta.
He was one example of what his country’s harsh modern history had done to an ambitious young political figure.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 刻 (kè)
Korean: 새기다 (saegida)

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