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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 強いる (shiiru)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 強いる (shiiru)

Kana: しいる
Kanji: 強いる
Romaji: shiiru

Type: Verb
Meaning: to force, to compel, to coerce
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

彼はいつもなら対決を避けるのだが、闘うことを強いられ、その代理人たちが追いつめられたハイエナのごとく戦った。
kare wa itsumo nara taiketsu o yokeru no da ga, tatakau koto o shiirare, sono dairinintachi ga oitsumerareta haiena no gotoku tatakatta.
Although he normally avoided conflict, if forced into battle, his proxies fought for him like cornered hyenas.

悪天候という明確な理由にもかかわらず、攻撃延期を強いられて激怒したヒトラーは、それが唯一の原因であるということを認めようとしなかった。
akutenkou to iu meikaku na riyuu ni mo kakawarazu, kougeki enki o shiirarete gekido shita hitoraa wa, sore ga yuiitsu no gen’in de aru to iu koto o mitomeyou to shinakatta.
While the bad and bitter weather that set in was an obvious ground for postponement, Hitler was furious at having to acquiesce, and far from satisfied that it was the only cause.

強いる (shiiru)

ソ連は政治的、イデオロギー的な理由のために、意図的に経済的後進性を自らに強い、それによって資源を軍事部門に集中させ、そうして得られた軍事力を用い、あるいは用いると脅かして資源を獲得してきた大国だったのだ。
soren wa seijiteki, ideorogiiteki na riyuu no tame ni, itoteki ni keizaiteki koushinsei o mizukara ni tsuyoi, sore ni yotte shigen o gunji bumon ni shuuchuu sase, sou shite erareta gunjiryoku o mochii, aruiwa mochiiru to odokashite shigen o kakutoku shite kita taikoku datta no da.
The Soviet Union was a power which deliberately inflicted economic backwardness on itself for political and ideological reasons, but compensated for this by concentrating resources on its military sector and by using the power this gave it to obtain further resources by force or the threat of force.

経済的必要から結婚を強いられることはなくなった。
keizaiteki hitsuyou kara kekkon o shiirareru koto wa nakunatta.
Marriage is no longer imposed by economic necessity.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 强迫 (qiǎngpò)
Korean: 강요하다 (gang-yohada)

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