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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 抑える (osaeru)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 抑える (osaeru)

Kana: おさえる
Kanji: 抑える / 押える / 押さえる
Romaji: osaeru

Type: Verb
Meaning: to pin something down, to hold something down, to hold something back, to stop, to restrain, to curb, to seize, to grasp, to arrest, to gain control of something, to govern, to keep down (e.g. information), to suppress, to catch happening, to determine (important points), to find (proof), to understand
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

その様子には興奮を抑えているといったふうがあった。
sono yousu ni wa koufun o osaete iru to itta fuu ga atta.
There was a repressed excitement in that manner.

自室にもどったところには、好奇心が抑えられなくなっているのを感じた。
jishitsu ni modotta tokoro ni wa, koukishin ga osaerarenaku natte iru no o kanjita.
By the time I entered my flat, I could feel my curiosity gnawing at me.

抑える (osaeru)

私はいつも、うぬぼれを抑えて自分の人生を正しい角度から見ようと心がけている。
watashi wa itsumo, unubore o osaete jibun no jinsei o tadashii kakudo kara miyou to kokorogakete iru.
I have always tried to keep my life in perspective with my ego under control.

費用を抑えて高等教育を受けやすくするために、打てる手はたくさんある。
hiyou o osaete koutou kyouiku o uke yasuku suru tame ni, uteru te wa takusan aru.
There are a number of steps we can take to control costs and improve access to higher education.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 抑 (yì)
Korean: 누르다 (nuleuda)

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