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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 放棄 (houki)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 放棄 (houki)

Kana: ほうき
Kanji: 放棄/抛棄
Romaji: houki

Type: Noun, するverb
Meaning: abandonment, renunciation, resignation, abdication (responsibility, right)
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

ハマスが暴力とテロをやめ、イスラエルを破壊する立場を放棄しないかぎり、米国はハマスを承認すべきではなく、世界のいかなる国家もそうすべきでないと信じている。
hamasu ga bouryoku to tero o yame, isuraeru o hakai suru tachiba o houki shinai kagiri, beikoku wa hamasu o shounin subeki de wa naku, sekai no ikanaru kokka mo sou subeki de nai to shinjite iru.
Until and unless Hamas renounces violence and terror, and abandons its position calling for the destruction of Israel, I don’t believe the United States should recognize Hamas, nor should any nation in the world.

イスラエルが、さらに土地を放棄すれば平和が実現すると考える理由はあるだろうか?
isuraeru ga, sara ni tochi o houki sureba heiwa ga jitsugen suru to kangaeru riyuu wa aru darou ka.
What reason does Israelis have to think that giving up more land will lead to actual peace?

放棄 (houki)

今回、彼は権力の一部を副大統領に移譲すると発表したが、いまだに辞任や政権放棄を伴う移行は拒否していた。
konkai, kare wa kenryoku no ichibu o fuku daitouryou ni ijou suru to happyou shita ga, ima da ni ji’nin ya seiken houki o tomonau ikou wa kyohi shite ita.
This time he announced the transfer of some of his powers to the Vice President, but still he refused to step down or accept the need for a transition in which he relinquished power.

さもなくば、わたしたちは理想の姿を放棄することになる。
samonakuba, watashitachi wa risou no sugata o houki suru koto ni naru.
To do otherwise would be to relinquish our best selves.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 抛弃 (pāoqì)
Korean: 포기 (pogi)

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