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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 占める (shimeru)

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 占める (shimeru)

Kana: しめる
Kanji: 占める
Romaji: shimeru

Type: Verb
Meaning: to occupy, to hold, to account for, to make up, to take up
JLPT level: N3

Example sentences:

昴のかたわらに、彼の弁護士が位置を占めた。
subaru no katawara ni, kare no bengoshi ga ichi o shimeta.
By the side of Subaru was stationed his lawyer.

パレスチナ出身者が多数を占めるヨルダンの民衆のあいだでイスラエルはきわめて不人気だった。
paresuchina shusshinsha ga tasuu o shimeru yorudan no minshuu no aida de isuraeru wa kiwamete funinki datta.
Israel remained deeply unpopular among the Jordanian public, a majority of whom were of Palestinian origin.


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占める (shimeru)

15世紀初頭には、市の歳入の七割を借金が占めた。
juugo seiki shotou ni wa, shi no sainyuu no nanawari o shakkin ga shimeta.
By the early fifteenth century, borrowed money accounted for nearly seventy percent of the city’s revenue.

女性の人生の大部分が、出産と育児で占められていた。
josei no jinsei no daibubun ga, shussan to ikuji de shimerarete ita.
Having and raising children was what women did for most of their lives.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 占领 (zhànlǐng)
Korean: 차지하다 (chajihada)


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