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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 正面 (shoumen)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 正面 (shoumen)

Kana: しょうめん
Kanji: 正面
Romaji: shoumen

Type: Noun, のadjective
Meaning: front, frontage, facade, main
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

自分が抱えている恐怖や不安、自信に正面から向き合わなければならない。
jibun ga kakaete iru kyoufu ya fuan, jishin ni shoumen kara mukiawanakereba naranai.
This is when you look deep into your own fears, anxiety, and self-confidence.

石畳の広い通路にはいり、その先の正面扉へ向かった。
ishidatami no hiroi tsuuro ni hairi, sono saki no shoumen tobira e mukatta.
I entered the wide stone passageway that led toward the main doors.

正面 (shoumen)

世界の人口問題と正面から向き合わないなら、悪性腫瘍に絆創膏を貼るのとなんら変わらない。
sekai no jinkou mondai to shoumen kara mukiawanai nara, akusei shuyou ni bansoukou o haru no to nanra kawaranai.
Unless we face world population head-on, we are doing nothing more than sticking a band-aid on a fast-growing cancerous tumor.

彼はこの主張に影響され、その夜、ホワイトハウスの正面玄関ホールでカメラの前に立った。
kare wa kono shuchou ni eikyou sare, sono yoru, howaito hausu no shoumen genkan hooru de kamera no mae ni tatta.
He was swayed, and that evening he went before the cameras in the Grand Foyer of the White House.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 对面 (duìmiàn)
Korean: 정면 (jeongmyeon)

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