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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 幻想 (gensou)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 幻想 (gensou)

Kana: げんそう
Kanji: 幻想
Romaji: gensou

Type: Noun, のadjective
Meaning: illusions
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

彼はこの世で最も幻想的な国へ旅立ってしまいました。
kare wa kono yo de mottomo gensouteki na kuni e tabidatte shimaimashita.
He was on the point of setting out for the most fantastic countries.

こういう大多数を簡単に築けるなんて幻想は抱いていない。
kou iu daitasuu o kantan ni kizukeru nante gensou wa idaite inai.
I’m under no illusion that the task of building such a working majority will be easy.

幻想 (gensou)

アメリカ経済は一世紀以上も世界に君臨してきたのだから、今後もそのままだろうという臆断は、アメリカの科学技術は未来永劫まで世界一だろうという1950年の幻想と同じくらい、危険きわまりない。
amerika keizai wa isseiki ijou mo sekai ni kunrin shite kita no dakara, kongo mo sono mama darou to iu okudan wa, amerika no kagaku gijutsu wa mirai eigou made sekai ichi darou to iu sen kyuuhyaku gojuu nen no gensou to onaji kurai, kiken kiwamari nai.
The assumption that because America’s economy has dominated the world for more than a century, it will and must always be that way is as dangerous an illusion today as the illusion that America would always dominate in science and technology was back in 1950.

彼女は、結婚という美しい幻想の終焉をどう感じたかは、誰にも話さなかった。
kanojo wa, kekkon to iu utsukushii gensou no shuuen o dou kanjita ka wa, dare ni mo hanasanakatta.
She never told anyone what she felt about the end of the beautiful illusion that had been her marriage.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 幻想 (huànxiǎng)
Korean: 환상 (hwansang)

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