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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 最悪 (saiaku)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 最悪 (saiaku)

Kana: さいあく
Kanji: 最悪
Romaji: saiaku

Type: Noun, なadjective, のadjective
Meaning: the worst
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

こんな紳士らしからぬ男と関わる羽目になるなんてもう最悪。
konna shinshi rashikaranu otoko to kakawaru hame ni naru nante mou saiaku.
What a terrible, terrible thing it is to have to do with a man who isn’t a gentleman.

恐慌時代に成長した人間にとって、借金は最悪の場合のシナリオで、その利用には細心の注意が必要だ。
kyoukou jidai ni seichou shita ningen ni totte, shakkin wa saiaku no baai no shinario de, sono riyou ni wa saishin no chuui ga hitsuyou da.
To those reared during the Depression, debt is something to be used only with a careful eye for the worst-case scenario.

最悪 (saiaku)

いまやついに、およそ最悪の時期に、最も不満足な理由にもとづく決断が下されたのである。
imaya tsui ni, oyoso saiaku no jiki ni, motto mo fumanzoku na riyuu ni motozuku ketsudan ga kudasareta no de aru.
Here was decision at last, taken at the worst possible moment and on the least satisfactory ground.

これはそれまでのところ、朝鮮戦争中最悪の敗北だった。
kore wa sore made no tokoro, chousen sensouchuu saiaku no haiboku datta.
It was the worst defeat of the Korean War thus far.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 最坏 (zuì huài)
Korean: 최악 (choeag)

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