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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 幼い (osanai)

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 幼い (osanai)

Kana: おさない
Kanji: 幼い
Romaji: osanai

Type: いadjective
Meaning: very young, childish, immature
JLPT level: N3

Example sentences:

幼いころから、女は独りではなにもできないと教え込まれてきた。
osanai koro kara, onna wa hitori dewa nani mo dekinai to oshiekomarete kita.
I’ve been brought up to believe that a woman alone can accomplish nothing.

幼い子供を持つ母親が家にいてお金を稼ぐことができれば、社会はもっとよくなると思います。
osanai kodomo o motsu hahaoya ga ie ni ite okane o kasegu koto ga dekireba, shakai wa motto yoku naru to omoimasu.
I believe that society will be better off if more mothers are able to stay at home with their young children but are given a chance to be wage earners at the same time.

幼い (osanai)

子持ちの身ではあったが、幼い息子は赤レンガ造りの屋敷でみんながよく面倒を見てくれたので、その存在さえ忘れがちだった。
komochi no mi de wa attaga, osanai musuko wa aka renga zukuri no yashiki de minna ga yoku mendou o mite kuretan ode, sono sonzai sae wasuregachi datta.
I had a child but my son was cared for so well by the others in the red brick house I could almost forget him.

幼い子供、ことに女の子は、エイズで死にかかった親を看病したり、親が死んで孤児になってしまたために授業料が払えず、学校を辞める。
osanai kodomo, koto ni onna no ko wa, eizu de shi ni kakatta oya o kanbyou shitari, oya ga shinde goji ni natte shimata tame ni jugyouryou ga haraezu, gakkou o yameru.
Young children, especially girls, have to drop out of school either because they must tend to sick and dying parents or because they have been orphaned by AIDS and cannot afford the school fees.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 幼稚 (yòuzhì)
Korean: 어리다 (eolida)

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