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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 強引 (gouin)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 強引 (gouin)

Kana: ごういん
Kanji: 強引
Romaji: gouin

Type: Noun, なadjective
Meaning: overbearing, coercive, pushy, forcible, high-handed
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

司法省は口約束を強引に拡大解釈して、おおむね要求を通した。
shihoushou wa kuchiyakusoku o gouin ni kakudai kaishaku shite, oomune youkyuu o toushita.
The Justice Department pressed hard for a broad interpretation of the commitment and largely got its way.

われわれは前進することができたが、それには何年もかかり、しかも強引に押し通さなければならなかった。
wareware wa zenshin suru koto ga dekita ga, sore ni wa nannen mo kakari, shikamo gouin ni oshitoosanakereba naranakatta.
We made progress, but it took several years and a great deal of pushing and shoving.

強引 (gouin)

他の市場の開放を求めて、場合によっては政治的、軍事的圧力を行使して、強引な行動に出かねない。
hoka no ichiba no kaihou o motomete, baai ni yotte wa seijiteki, gunjiteki atsuryoku o koushi shite, gouin na koudou ni dekanenai.
They can become aggressive in trying to open up other markets, sometimes through political or military pressure.

1945年にスタートした韓国とアメリカの結婚生活はいわば銃を突きつけての強引な結婚だった。
sen kyuuhyaku yonjuu go nen ni sutaato shita kankoku to amerika no kekkon seikatsu wa iwaba juu o tsukitsukete no gouin na kekkon datta.
The marriage of Korea to America, which started in 1945 and was more or less a shotgun affair.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 强制 (qiángzhì)
Korean: 억지 (eogji)

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