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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 動揺 (douyou)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 動揺 (douyou)

Kana: どうよう
Kanji: 動揺
Romaji: douyou

Type: Noun, するverb
Meaning: shaking, trembling, pitching, rolling, oscillation, disturbance, unrest, agitation, excitement, commotion, turmoil, discomposure, feeling shaken
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

私はBrexit賛成に票を入れたのですが、それが私の子どもたちにとっては驚きで、動揺していましたね。
watashi wa brexit sansei ni hyou o ireta no desu ga, sore ga watashi no kodomotachi ni totte wa odoroki de, douyou shite imashita ne.
I voted in favor of Brexit, which came as a surprise and shock to my children.

絶好調のときのミナコは、人に自分の魂の一部を分け与えた。動揺していたそのときは人に助けを求めて、自分の悩みを聞いてもらった。
zekkouchou no toki no minako wa, hito ni jibun no tamashii no ichibu o wakeataeta. douyou shite ita sono toki wa hito ni tasuke o motomete, jibun no nayami o kiite moratta.
At her best Minako gave people part of her soul. Now panicked, she reached out to people and made her problems their own.

動揺 (douyou)

老人は警官の問いかけを聞いて明らかに動揺していた。
roujin wa keikan no toikake o kiite akiraka ni douyou shite ita.
The old man clearly had been upset by the question posed by the police officer.

たったいま披露された途方もない考えのせいで、わたしはまだ動揺している。
tatta ima hirou sareta tohou mo nai kangae no sei de, watashi wa mada douyou shite iru.
I’m still reeling from the monstrous ideas that have just been laid out before me.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 摇动 (yáodòng)
Korean: 동요 (dong-yo)

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