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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 止まる (todomaru)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 止まる (todomaru)

Kana: とどまる
Kanji: 止まる / 留まる / 停まる / 駐まる
Romaji: todomaru

Type: Verb
Meaning: to remain, to abide, to stay (in the one place), to be limited to, to be confined to
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

35年間、すばらしいキャリアを積んできた四つ星将軍なのに、辞めさせないでくれとぐちぐち頼みに来た人もいる。自分はずっといまの職にとどまる権利があるというかのように。
sanjuugo nenkan, subarashii kyaria o tsunde kita yotsu boshi shougun na noni, yamesasenaide kure to guchiguchi tanomi ni kita hito mo iru. jibun wa zutto ima no shoku ni todomaru kenri ga aru to iu ka no you ni.
Four-star generals with distinguished thirty-five-year careers have come into my office whining and pleading not to have to get off, as if they were entitled to stay on.

モロッコ側が対岸にとどまっておりまして、兵士を帰らせるとまた島を取られるかもしれません。
morokko gawa ga taigan ni todomatte orimashite, heishi o kaeraseruto mata shima o torareru kamoshiremasen.
The Moroccans are waiting on the beach and might try to retake the island.

止まる (todomaru)

北は干からびた、独裁的なソビエト型国家にとどまり、驚くほど開戦時の姿そのままである。
kita wa hikarabita, dokusaiteki na sobieto gata kokka ni todomari, odoroku hodo kaisenji no sugata sono mama de aru.
The North remained an arid, authoritarian, Sovietized state, surprisingly like the one that existed when the war started.

今回、わたしは本能的直感で行動し、ロシアがエリツィンを手放さずに歴史の表側にとどまるほうに賭けた。
konkai, watashi wa honnouteki chokkan de koudou shi, roshia ga eritsuin o tebanasazu ni rekishi no omotegawa ni todomaru hou ni kaketa.
In this case, I went with my gut instincts and placed a bet that Russia would stick with Yeltsin, and stay on the right side of history.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 留下 (liú xià)
Korean: 머무르다 (meomuleuda)

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