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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 損なう (sokonau)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 損なう (sokonau)

Kana: そこなう
Kanji: 損なう
Romaji: sokonau

Type: Verb
Meaning: to harm, to hurt, to injure, to damage, to spoil, to mar, to fail to, to miss one’s opportunity to
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

わたしから金を借りたと説明すれば、きみだって世間体を損わずにいられまい。どうするんだ?
watashi kara kane o karita to setsumei sureba, kimi datte sekentei o sokonawazu ni iraremai. dou surun da.
How are you going to explain my lending you the money without compromising your reputation?

特権意識が生まれ、改善・進歩・達成に必要な資質が損なわれる。
tokken ishiki ga umare, kaizen shinpo tassei ni hitsuyou na shishitsu ga sokonawareru.
It builds in them a sense of entitlement that discourages what it takes to improve, to advance, and to achieve.

損なう (sokonau)

政府の政策には、企業の競争力を損なうことなく労働者の賃金を引き上げる力があるのと同様に、労働者がもっと威厳を持って引退できるようにする力もある。
seifu no seisaku ni wa, kigyou no kyousouryoku o sokonau koto naku roudousha no chingin o hikiageru chikara ga aru no to douyou ni, roudousha ga motto igen o motte intai dekiru you ni suru chikara mo aru.
Just as government policies can boost workers’ wages without hurting the competitiveness of U.S. firms, so can we strengthen their ability to retire with dignity.

時が経つにつれて、どれほど偉大な建造物も損なわれていくものだ。
toki ga tatsu ni tsurete, dore hodo idai na kenzoubutsu mo sokonawarete iku mono da.
Time takes its toll even on the greatest of edifices.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 损坏 (sǔnhuài)
Korean: 손상하다 (sonsanghada)

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