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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 惜しい (oshii)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 惜しい (oshii)

Kana: おしい
Kanji: 惜しい
Romaji: oshii

Type: いadjective
Meaning: regrettable, disappointing, precious, dear, valuable, too good for, deserving better, almost but not quite
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

あの絵を盗まれたのは惜しかったわね。
ano e o nusumareta no wa oshikatta wa ne.
It’s too bad that painting was stolen.

わたしはまったく、あなたを手放すのが惜しいんだよ。
watashi wa mattaku, anata o tebanasu no ga oshiin da yo.
I’m sorry to lose you.

惜しい (oshii)

誰がキラと繋がりを持っているのかそんなことは少し考えればすぐわかることだが、命が惜しかったらそこには触れないことだ。
dare ga kira to tsunagari o motte iru no ka sonna koto wa sukoshi kangaereba sugu wakaru koto da ga, inochi ga oshikattara soko ni wa furenai koto da.
It wouldn’t be hard to figure out which one of us is connected to Kira if you put a little thought into it. But if you value your life, it would be wise to avoid doing so.

これなら知っているだろう。娘の命が惜しかったら言え。
kore nara shitte iru darou. musume no inochi ga oshikattara ie.
I’m sure you know the answer to this question. If you don’t want your daughter to die, you better tell me.

わたしはもう命など惜しくはない。わたしの命を投げ出して、お前が死ぬならそれで本望だ。
ưatashi wa mou inochi nado oshiku wa nai. ưatashi no inochi o nagedashite, omae ga shinu nara sore de honmou da.
I’m prepared to lose my life. I’d happily give up my own life if it means that you’d die as well.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 可惜 (kěxī)
Korean: 아쉽다 (aswibda)

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