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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 接する (sessuru)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 接する (sessuru)

Kana: せっする
Kanji: 接する
Romaji: sessuru

Type: Verb
Meaning: to touch, to come in contact with, to border on, to adjoin, to be adjacent, to be close, to receive (e.g. visitor), to attend to, to serve, to take care of, to look after, to receive (news)
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

あの扉のうしろは、私が借りた隣の家に接している。
ano tobira no ushiro wa, watashi ga karita tonari no ie ni sesshite iru.
That door leads into the next house, which I have rented.

左手はぴかぴかの窓ガラスなので、わたしは荒涼たる十二月の外気から守られると同時に、それに接することもできた。
hidarite wa pikapika no mado garasu na node, watashi wa kouryou taru juunigatsu no gaiki kara mamorareru to douji ni, sore ni sessuru koto mo dekita.
To the left were the clear panes of glass, protecting, but not separating me from the drear December day.

接する (sessuru)

この光景に接したわたしの指が、役立たずの無力な怒りにうちふるえ、裁縫をつづけることができなくなったというのに、彼女のうれい顔は、いつもの表情を、ほんのすこしもくずしていなかった。
kono koukei ni sesshita watashi no yubi ga, yakutatazu no muryoku na ikari ni uchifurue, saihou o tsuzukeru koto ga dekinaku natta to iu noni, kanojo no urei kao wa, itsumo no hyoujou o, hon no sukoshi mo kuzushite inakatta.
While I paused from my sewing, because my fingers quivered at this spectacle with a sentiment of unavailing and impotent anger, not a feature of her pensive face altered its ordinary expression.

佐野が妻の情報に接したのは酔いしれていた最中だった。
sano ga tsuma no jouhou ni sesshita no wa yoishirete ita saichuu datta.
Sano was drunk when he heard about his wife.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 接触 (jiēchù)
Korean: 접하다 (jeobhada)

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