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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 方向 (houkou)

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 方向 (houkou)

Kana: ほうこう
Kanji: 方向
Romaji: houkou

Type: Noun
Meaning: direction, orientation, bearing, way, course (e.g. of action)
JLPT level: N3

Example sentences:

園子はいそいで元太の姿が消えた方向に歩きだした。
sonoko wa isoide genta no sugata ga kieta houkou ni arukidashita.
Sonoko set out rapidly in the direction in which Genta had disappeared.

学生は勉強の方向性を根本的に変えていかなければならないし、教育者は教え方の道筋を変えなければならない。
gakusei wa benkyou no houkousei o konponteki ni kaete ikanakereba naranai shi, kyouikusha wa oshiekata no michisuji o kaenakereba naranai.
Students have to fundamentally reorient what they are learning and educators how they are teaching it.

方向 (houkou)

彼は輸送隊を当てずっぽうに南東方向に向かわせた。兵士の何人かでも脱出できたのはこの選択の結果だった。
kare wa yusoutai o atezuppou ni nantou houkou ni mukawaseta. heishi no nanninka demo dasshutsu dekita no wa kono sentaku no kekka datta.
He blindly headed them southeast. That any of the men made it out at all came from that choice.

このプラットホームをゴミ箱に捨てるのではなく、いい方向に利用し、最悪の事態を防止するのが、われわれのつとめだ。
kono puratto hoomu o gomibako ni suteru no de wa naku, ii houkou ni riyou shi, saiaku no jitai o boushi suru no ga, wareware no tsutome da.
For all these reasons, our job is not to trash this platform but to get the best out of it and to prevent the worst.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 方向 (fāngxiàng)
Korean: 방향 (banghyang)

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