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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 味わう (ajiwau)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 味わう (ajiwau)

Kana: あじわう
Kanji: 味わう
Romaji: ajiwau

Type: Verb
Meaning: to taste, to savor, to savour, to relish, to appreciate, to enjoy, to relish, to digest, to experience, to go through, to taste (e.g. victory), to know (e.g. pain)
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

ほとんど家族全員が電話に出たとたんに怒り狂った彼女に罵倒されるという経験を味わっている。
hotondo kazoku zen’in ga denwa ni deta totan ni ikarikurutta kanojo ni batou sareru to iu keiken o ajiwatte iru.
By now, virtually every member of the family has had the experience of picking up the phone and hearing her wrath come scorching over the line.

それは、ほとんどの人が高校生のとき以来味わっていないたぐいの気持ちだ。
sore wa, hotondo no hito ga koukousei no toki irai ajiwatte inai tagui no kimochi da.
They’re the sorts of feelings that most people haven’t experienced since high school.

見舞う (mimau)

われわれすべてが味わっていた耐えがたいどっちつかずの苦悩は終わった。
wareware subete ga ajiwatte ita taegatai docchi tsukazu no kunou wa owatta.
The intolerable agony of suspense from which all of us have suffered is over.

英国政府は早くも幻滅を味わったが、たちまち別の幻想に取り付かれた。
eikoku seifu wa hayaku mo genmetsu o ajiwatta ga, tachimachi betsu no gensou ni toritsukareta.
The British Government’s quick disillusionment on this score was followed by a fresh illusion.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 尝 (cháng), 感受 (gǎnshòu)
Korean: 맛보다 (masboda), 체험하다 (cheheomhada)

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