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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 担う (ninau)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 担う (ninau)

Kana: になう
Kanji: 担う
Romaji: ninau

Type: Verb
Meaning: to carry on shoulder, to shoulder (gun), to bear (burden, responsibility, etc.)
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

大統領としてペレスは主に儀礼的役割を担っていたが、イスラエル国民の道義的良心を表していた。
daitouryou toshite peresu wa omo ni gireiteki yakuwari o ninatte ita ga, isuraeru kokumin no dougiteki ryoushin o arawashite ita.
As President, Peres had a largely ceremonial role, but he served as the moral conscience of the Israeli people.

彼らは現状に満足しており、それ以上の責任は担いきれない、その責任にみあう行動をとる勇気は自分にないとわかっているのだ。
karera wa genjou ni manzoku shite ori, sore ijou no sekinin wa ninaikirenai, sono sekinin ni miau koudou o toru yuuki wa jibun ni nai to wakatte iru no da.
They are satisfied with their place in life, realize they can’t handle greater responsibilities, and have the courage to act accordingly.

担う (ninau)

私は民主主義への移行という大変な仕事と、彼らの世代が担うことのできる役割について語った。
watashi wa minshu shugi e no ikou to iu taihen na shigoto to, karera no sedai ga ninau koto no dekiru yakuwari ni tsuite katatta.
I spoke about the hard work of making a transition to democracy and about the role their generation could play.

危険な時代にあって、我々は米国のリーダーシップに伴う重責を担う意思があるか?
kiken na jidai ni atte, wareware wa beikoku no riidaashippu ni tomonau juuseki o ninau ishi ga aru ka?
Are we willing to shoulder the burdens of American leadership in a perilous age?

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 担负 (dānfù)
Korean: 떠맡다 (tteomatda)

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