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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 摸索 (mosaku)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 摸索 (mosaku)

Kana: もさく
Kanji: 模索
Romaji: mosaku

Type: Noun, するverb
Meaning: groping (for), exploring for a solution
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

私は、記者会見でその行為を非難してなんらかの行動を求めるのではなく、サウジアラビアを説得し、面目を保ちながら、正しい方向に進ませる方法を模索した。
watashi wa, kisha kaiken de sono koui o hinan shite nanraka no koudou o motomeru no de wa naku, saujiarabia o settoku shi, menboku o tamochinagara, tadashii houkou ni susumaseru houhou o mosaku shita.
Instead of calling a press conference to condemn the practice and demand action, I looked for a way to persuade the Saudis to do the right thing and still save face.

彼は両手をひろげて、暗中を摸索していた。
kare wa ryoute o hirogete, anchuu o mosaku shite ita.
He stretched out his hands and groped about the dark.

摸索 (mosaku)

1980年代の初めごろ、我々は、シミュレーターで費用を消滅しつつ訓練効果を高められないかと模索していた。
sen kyuuhyaku hachijuu nendai no hajimegoro, wareware wa, shimyureetaa de hiyou o shoumetsu shitsutsu kunren kouka o takamerarenai ka to mosaku shite ita.
In the early 1980s, we were working hard to see if we could use simulators to make unit training cheaper and more effective.

アメリカは一方では深い恨みを買い、怖れられてもいる。しかしその一方で、個々の国はアメリカとうまく付き合っていく方法を模索する。
amerika wa ippou de wa fukai urami o kai, osorerarete mo iru. shikashi sono ippou de, koko no kuni wa amerika to umaku tsukiatte iku houhou o mosaku suru.
On the one hand, the United States is deeply resented and feared; on the other hand, individual nations still try to find a way to get along with the United States.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 摸索 (mōsuǒ)
Korean: 모색 (mosaeg)

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