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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 悲惨 (hisan)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 悲惨 (hisan)

Kana: ひさん
Kanji: 悲惨
Romaji: hisan

Type: なadjective
Meaning: disastrous, tragic, miserable, wretched, pitiful, woeful
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

この悲惨な事件の際に、その人はどんなことをしたのかね。
kono hisan na jiken no sai ni, sono hito wa donna koto o shita no ka ne.
What part did he play in this sad drama?

そのような人物を昇進させても、悲惨な結果しか生まれない。
sono you na jinbutsu o shoushin sasete mo, hisan na kekka shika umarenai.
A promotion for someone like that would have made him miserable.

悲惨 (hisan)

自由への扉を開けば、悲惨な歴史を歩んできたあの国に安定と平和がもたらされるのだろうか。
jiyuu e no tobira o hirakeba, hisan na rekishi o ayunde kita ano kuni ni antei to heiwa ga motarasareru no darou ka.
Would opening the door to freedom bring stability and peace to that tragic country?

歴史とは、主として人類の犯罪と愚行と悲惨の記録であるとはよく言われる言葉だ。
rekishi to wa, shu toshite jinrui no hanzai to gukou to hisan no kiroku de aru to wa yoku iwareru kotoba da.
History, which, we are told, is mainly the record of the crimes, follies, and miseries of mankind.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 悲惨 (bēicǎn)
Korean: 비참 (bicham)

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