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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 官僚 (kanryou)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 官僚 (kanryou)

Kana: かんりょう
Kanji: 官僚
Romaji: kanryou

Type: Noun
Meaning: bureaucrat, bureaucracy
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

中国は独裁主義的な国家かもしれないが、政府機関と官僚機構が強力で、政策を決定する主要な地位に実力主義でおおぜいの人材を登用することができている。
chuugoku wa dokusai shugiteki na kokka kamoshirenai ga, seifu kikan to kanryou kikou ga kyouryoku de, seisaku o kettei suru shuyou na chii ni jitsuryoku shugi de oozei no jinzai o touyou suru koto ga dekite iru.
China may be an authoritarian state, but it nevertheless has strong state institutions and a bureaucracy that manages to promote a lot of people on merit to key decision-making positions.

国務省とCIAは、官僚らしい折衷案で多方面と折り合いをつけ、批判を受け流そうとした。
kokumushou to shiiaiee wa, kanryou rashii setchuuan de tahou men to oriai o tsuke, hihan o ukenagasou to shita.
State and the CIA had tried to appease critics and different constituencies by creating a bureaucratic kluge.

官僚 (kanryou)

社会の人口が多いと、意思決定をする指導者と、その意志を実行する高官、決定事項や法律を管理する官僚が存在しなければ、社会は回らない。
khakai no jinkou ga ooi to, ishi kettei o suru shidousha to, sono ishi o jikkou suru koukan, kettei jikou ya houritsu o kanri suru kanryou ga sonzai shinakereba, shakai wa mawaranai.
Large populations can’t function without leaders who make the decisions, executives who carry out the decisions, and bureaucrats who administer the decisions and laws.

国民の数も多いので、一種類の官僚だけでは為政者が定めた法律をとうてい管理しきれない。
kokumin no kazu mo ooi node, isshurui no kanryou dake de wa iseisha ga sadameta houritsu o toutei kanri shikirenai.
A state has so many citizens that one type of bureaucrat can’t administer all of the king’s laws.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 官僚 (guānliáo)
Korean: 관료 (gwanlyo)

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