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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 構える (kamaeru)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 構える (kamaeru)

Kana: かまえる
Kanji: 構える
Romaji: kamaeru

Type: Verb
Meaning: to set up (a house, store, etc.); to build; to establish; to run; to maintain; to have at the ready (e.g. a gun); to hold in preparation (e.g. a camera); to prepare in advance (e.g. a meal); to adopt a posture; to assume a stance; to stand ready; to be poised for; to put on an air; to assume an attitude; to stiffen; to tense up; to become formal; to fabricate in order to deceive; to make up; to feign; to plan; to scheme
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

ドイツ側からみれば、西欧列強と事を構えるのにこれほど好都合なときはなかった。
doitsu gawa kara mireba, seiou rekkyou to koto o kamaeru noni kore hodo koutsugou na toki wa nakatta.
No time was likely to be so favorable for Germany to stir up trouble with the Western Powers.

彼らはライフル銃を構え、わたしに突きつけた。会話は不可能だった。
karera wa raifuru juu o kamae, watashi ni tsukitsuketa. kaiwa wa fukanou datta.
They raised their rifles and pointed them at me. Communication was impossible.

ソヴィエト・ロシアに対して公然と事を構える危険を避けるため、派遣部隊を志願兵としてカムフラージュすることになった。
sovieto roshia ni tai shite kouzen to koto o kamaeru kiken o yokeru tame, haken butai o shiganhei toshite kamufuraaju suru koto ni natta.
They were to be camouflaged as volunteers in an endeavor to diminish the chances of an open war with Russia.

資本家は悠然とかまえてイノベーションを金で買い、最も安い優秀な労働力を雇って、世界中に投入して、研究開発と製造と流通を行う。
shihonka wa yuuzen to kamaete inobeeshon o kane de kai, motto mo yasui yuushuu na roudouryoku o yatotte, sekaijuu ni tounyuu shite, kenkyuu kaihatsu to seizou to ryuutsuu o okonau.
Capitalists can sit back, buy up any innovation, and then hire the best, cheapest labor input from anywhere in the world to research it, develop it, produce it, and distribute it.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 预先准备 (yùxiān zhǔnbèi)
Korean: 꾸미다 (kkumida)

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