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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 極端 (kyokutan)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 極端 (kyokutan)

Kana: きょくたん
Kanji: 極端
Romaji: kyokutan

Type: Noun, なadjective
Meaning: extreme, extremity
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

これは極端な例だが、珍しい話ではない。
kore wa kyokutan na rei da ga, mezurashii hanashi de wa nai.
This is an extreme but not uncommon case.

とはいえ過去を美化し、単純な暮らしをしていた時代をなつかしむような、極端な方向に走るべきでもない。
towaie kako o bika shi, tanjun na kurashi o shite ita jidai o natsukashimu you na, kyokutan na houkou ni hashiru beki de mo nai.
But we should also not go to the opposite extreme of romanticizing the past and longing for simpler times.

極端 (kyokutan)

彼らはマッカーサーほどには確信が持てず、国連軍の防備の極端なもろさに不安を掻き立てていた。
karera wa makkaasaa hodo ni wa kakushin ga motezu, kokurengun no boubi no kyokutan na morosa ni fuan o kakitatete ita.
They were not nearly as confident as MacArthur, and they were made uneasy by the extreme vulnerability of the United Nations forces.

アメリカ文化は、勝ち誇った傲慢と底深い陰鬱という、極端な気分が混じり合ったものだ。
amerika bunka wa, kachihokotta gouman to sokofukai inutsu to iu, kyokutan na kibun ga majiriatta mono da.
American culture is the manic combination of exultant hubris and profound gloom.

ここまで極端な前提にはそれなりの裏づけが必要だ。
koko made kyokutan na zentei ni wa sore nari no urazuke ga hitsuyou da.
An assertion this extreme has to be supported.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 极端 (jíduān)
Korean: 극단 (geugdan)

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