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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 摩擦 (masatsu)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 摩擦 (masatsu)

Kana: まさつ
Kanji: 摩擦
Romaji: masatsu

Type: Noun, するverb
Meaning: friction, rubbing, chafing, discord, friction, strife, conflict
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

この五つがすべて摩擦なしに単純な手続きで実行できる国は、小売改革を終えた国だ。
kono itsutsu ga subete masatsu nashi ni tanjun na tetsuzuki de jikkou dekiru kuni wa, kouri kaikaku o oeta kuni da.
Those countries that make all these things relatively simple and friction-free have undertaken reform retail.

解釈をゆがめ、摩擦を増幅し、醜聞と誤りを見境なく探し求める—こういった姿勢が積み重なって、何が真実かを判断するための合意された基準がむしばまれていく。
kaishaku o yugame, masatsu o zoufuku shi, shuubun to ayamari o misakai naku sagashimotomeru, kou itta shisei ga tsumikasanatte, nani ga shinjitsu ka o handan suru tame no goui sareta kijun ga mushibamarete iku.
The spin, the amplification of conflict, the indiscriminate search for scandal and miscues—the cumulative impact of all this is to erode any agreed-upon standards for judging the truth.

摩擦 (masatsu)

信頼があってはじめて、壁を打ち倒し、障壁を取り除き、国境での摩擦をなくすことができる。
shinrai ga atte hajimete, kabe o uchitaoshi, shouheki o torinozoki, kokkyou de no masatsu o nakusu koto ga dekiru.
It is trust that allows us to take down walls, remove barriers, and eliminate friction at borders.

21世紀初めに摩擦が生じる場所はここだけではないが、アメリカ・イスラム戦争が下火になってからは、この新たな冷戦が争いの火種を提供することになる。
nijuuisseiki hajime ni masatsu ga shoujiru basho wa koko dake de wa nai ga, amerika isuramu sensou ga shitabi ni natte kara wa, kono arata na reisen ga arasoi no hidane o teikyou suru koto ni naru.
There will be other points of friction in the early twenty-first century, but this new cold war will supply the flash points after the U.S.–Islamist war dies down.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 摩擦 (mócā)
Korean: 마찰 (machal)

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