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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 圧倒 (attou)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 圧倒 (attou)

Kana: あっとう
Kanji: 圧倒
Romaji: attou

Type: Noun, するverb
Meaning: overwhelm, overpower, overwhelming
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

兄はなにかに、とりわけ新しいだれかに、夢中になると、そのことや、その人のことばかり考えるようになる。だから、新しい知り合いは、くすぐったいぐらい真心のこもった世話に圧倒されることになる。
ani wa nani ka ni, toriwake atarashii dare ka ni, muchuu ni naru to, sono koto ya, sono hito no koto bakari kangaeru you ni naru. dakara, atarashii shiriai wa, kusuguttai gurai magokoro no komotta sewa ni attou sareru koto ni naru.
When my big brother gets obsessed with something—especially someone new—he can not stop thinking about it or them. This comes across to a new person as a wholehearted, flattering, and even overwhelming attentiveness.

エンジニアや科学者になりたいという若者を、弁護士になりたい若者が圧倒しはじめたのは、1970年代から80年代の初めにかけてだっただろう。
enjinia ya kagakusha ni naritai to iu wakamono o, bengoshi ni naritai wakamono ga attou shihajimeta no wa, sen kyuu hyaku nanajuu nendai kara hachijuu nendai no hajime ni kakete datta darou.
It appears that young Americans wanting to be lawyers started to swamp those wanting to be engineers and scientists in the 1970s and early 1980s.

圧倒 (attou)

責任や期待に圧倒され、欝になってしまった人もいる。
sekinin ya kitai ni attou sare, utsu ni natte shimatta hito mo iru.
Some people were so overwhelmed by the responsibilities and expectations that they fell into depression.

のちの一般の見方では、緒戦期におけるドイツ軍の圧倒的勝利は、その兵力ならびに兵器のずば抜けた優秀性によるものとされるようになった。
nochi no ippan no mikata de wa, shosenki ni okeru doitsu gun no attouteki shouri wa, sono heiryoku narabi ni heiki no zubanuketa yuushuusei ni yoru mono to sareru you ni natta.
After the event it came to be assumed generally that Germany’s sweeping victories in the early stages of the war were due to an overwhelming superiority of weapons, as well as numbers.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 压倒 (yādǎo)
Korean: 압도 (abdo)

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