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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 哀れ (aware)

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 哀れ (aware)

Kana: あわれ
Kanji: 哀れ / 憐れ / 憫れ
Romaji: aware

Type: Noun, なadjective
Meaning: pity; sorrow; grief; misery; compassion; pathos; pitiable; pitiful; pathetic; miserable; alack; alas
JLPT level: N3

Example sentences:

ダビッドは視線を頭上へ移し、罪を償うことのできない哀れな人々を食らっている悪魔のモザイク画を見た。
dabiddo wa shisen o zujou e utsushi, tsumi o tsugunau koto no dekinai aware na hitobito o kuratte iru akuma no mozaikuga o mita.
David turned his gaze overhead to the mosaic of Satan consuming the wretched souls who had never been able to purge themselves of sin.

この哀れな年よりを痛めつけるようなことはしねえでしょう。ひどくなんかしねえでしょう。
kono aware na toshi yori o itametsukeru you na koto wa shinee deshou. hidoku nanka shinee deshou.
You would not hurt a poor old man—not be hard on him.

哀れ (aware)

彼らの小隊は哀れな通信状態のおかげで完全に孤立してた。
karera no shoutai wa aware na tsuushin joutai no okage de kanzen ni koritsu shiteta.
Because of the pathetic state of their communications, the platoon were completely cut off.

日露戦争期のアメリカ海軍は哀れなほど規模が小さかった。
nichiro sensouki no amerika kaigun wa aware na hodo kibo ga chiisakatta.
The American Navy at the time of the Russo-Japanese War was pitifully small.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 哀愁 (aishū), 悲哀 (bēi’āi)
Korean: 불쌍하다 (bulssanghada)

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