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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 劣る (otoru)

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 劣る (otoru)

Kana: おとる
Kanji: 劣る
Romaji: otoru

Type: Verb
Meaning: to be inferior to, to be less good at, to fall behind
JLPT level: N3

Example sentences:

たしかに、平均的な人間、やや劣る人間は、まだかなり多い。
tashika ni, heikinteki na ningen, yaya otoru ningen wa, mada kanari ooi.
Of course, the average and the dumb are still plentiful.

面談や会議への出席に勝るとも劣らないほど重要だとも考えられる。
mendan ya kaigi e no shusseki ni masaru tomo otoranai hodo juuyou da tomo kangaerareru.
This in itself can be as important as private meetings or attending conferences.
***勝るとも劣らない (masaru tomo otoranai): not at all inferior to

劣る (otoru)

もうひとつは、ほかのどんな国にも劣らず、地位や肩書や身分に関係なく来る者みんなに機会を提供してきた経済システムだ。
mou hitotsu wa, hoka no donna kuni ni mo otorazu, chii ya katagaki ya mibun ni kankei naku kuru mono minna ni kikai o teikyou shite kita keizai shisutemu da.
We have an economic system that, more than any other, has offered opportunity to all comers, regardless of status or title or rank.

主要な情報将校らも神経を劣らせていた。
shuyou na jouhou shoukoura mo shinkei o otorasete ita.
Certain key intelligence officers were nervous as well.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 低劣 (dīliè)
Korean: 뒤떨어지다 (dwitteol-eojida)

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