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Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 横 (yoko)

Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 横 (yoko)

Kana: よこ
Kanji: 横
Romaji: yoko

Type: Noun
Meaning: horizontal (as opposed to vertical), lying down, side-to-side (as opposed to front-to-back), width, breadth, side (of a box, etc.), beside, aside, next to
JLPT level: N5

Example sentences:

彼はそのままずいぶん長い間横になっていた。
kare wa sono mama zuibun nagai aida yoko ni natte ita.
He lay like that a very long while.

横に座っていた奥さんが両手で頭をかかえた。
yoko ni suwatte ita okusan ga ryoute de atama o kakaeta.
His wife, sitting beside him, buried her head in her hands.

彼らはすぐさま街頭上で激しい銃撃を浴び、バリケードの周囲で一団となった戦闘員の横を突っ切った。
karera wa sugusama gaitoujou de hageshii juugeki o abi, barikeedo no shuui de ichidan to natta sentouin no yoko o tsukkitta.
They took heavy and sustained fire on the street almost immediately and sped past a crowd of fighters clustered around a roadblock.

彼が初めて、寝台に横になっている死体に注意を向けた。
kare ga hajimete, shindai ni yoko ni natte iru shitai ni chuui o muketa.
He turned his attention for the first time to the motionless figure lying in the bunk.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 横 (héng)
Korean: 가로 (galo)

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