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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 欠点 (ketten)

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 欠点 (ketten)

Kana: けってん
Kanji: 欠点
Romaji: ketten

Type: Noun
Meaning: fault; defect; flaw; weak point; weakness; shortcoming; drawback; failure (in an examination); failing grade
JLPT level: N3

Example sentences:

渡辺は、他人の奇行や欠点には驚くほど寛大だが、そのために自分が損をするとなれば別だ。
watanabe wa, tanin no kikou ya ketten ni wa odoroku hodo kandai da ga, sono tame ni jibun ga son o suru to nareba betsu da.
While remarkably tolerant of others’ quirks and flaws, Watanabe’s less so of quirks and flaws that cost him money.

上院のフロアで長く過ごすにつれ、それぞれの上院議員のなかに程度の差はあれ、誰でもが苦しんでいる欠点が見えるようになった。
jouin no furoa de nagaku sugosu ni tsure, sorezore no jouin giin no naka ni teido no sa wa are, dare demo ga kurushinde iru ketten ga mieru you ni natta.
The more time I spent on the Senate floor, the more frequently I could identify in each senator the flaws that we all suffer from to varying degrees.

欠点 (ketten)

こうした政治的な欠点に加え、彼は個人的資質の面で大統領には向かないところがあった。
kou shita seijiteki na ketten ni kuwae, kare wa kojinteki shishitsu no men de daitouryou ni wa mukanai tokoro ga atta.
In addition to these political flaws, he was in some ways personally ill-suited to the presidency.

人間の築いたシステムの例に漏れず、これにもやはり欠点や矛盾があった。
ningen no kizuita shisutemu no rei ni morezu, kore ni mo yahari ketten ya mujun ga atta.
But like any system built by man, it had its flaws and contradictions.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 短处 (duǎnchu)
Korean: 결점 (gyeoljeom)

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