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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 横断 (oudan)

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 横断 (oudan)

Kana: おうだん
Kanji: 横断
Romaji: oudan

Type: Noun, するverb
Meaning: crossing, traversing, traversing horizontally, passing west to east (or east to west), cutting horizontally
JLPT level: N3

Example sentences:

アジア大陸を横断して、九千マイル近い距離を旅していた。
ajia tairiku o oudan shite, kyuu sen mairu chikai kyori o tabi shite ita.
I had journeyed over nine thousand miles across almost the entire continent of Asia.

適応性の高い学生がほしい、さまざまな学科を横断的に考えられる学生が。
tekiousei no takai gakusei ga hoshii, samazama na gakka o oudanteki ni kangaerareru gakusei ga.
I need students who are adaptable—who can think across disciplines.

横断 (oudan)

アレキサンダー大王からイギリス人に至るまでの征服者が利用した広大な交易路と侵略路が、地域を横断している。
arekisandaa daiou kara igirisujin ni itaru made no seifukusha ga riyou shita koudai na kouekiji to shinryakuji ga, chiiki o oudan shite iru.
Traversing the region are the great trade and invasion routes used by conquerors from Alexander the Great to the British.

その横断は僕にはぞっとしないものだった。僕は船の中であの二人の道づれとはぐれて、会えなかった。
sono oudan wa boku ni wa zotto shinai mono datta. boku wa fune no naka de ano futari no michizure to hagurete, aenakatta.
I did not enjoy the crossing. I was separated from those two companions on the boat and did not see them again.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 横断 (héngduàn)
Korean: 횡단 (hoengdan)

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