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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 民間 (minkan)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 民間 (minkan)

Kana: みんかん
Kanji: 民間
Romaji: minkan

Type: Noun, のadjective
Meaning: private, civilian, civil, popular, folk, unofficial
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

新しい発想、テクノロジー、ベストプラクティスがすみやかにひろまり、民間企業のみならず政府までもが競争の意欲と柔軟性を身につけて新しい発想を取り入れ、仕事や製品を創出するには、そうした市場がなければならない。
atarashii hassou, tekunorojii, besuto purakutisu ga sumiyaka ni hiromari, minkan kigyou nominarazu seifu made mo ga kyousou no iyoku to juunansei o mi ni tsukete atarashii hassou o toriire, shigoto ya seihin o soushutsu suru ni wa, sou shita ichiba ga nakereba naranai.
Those markets are the only guarantee that new ideas, technologies, and best practices will easily flow into your country and that private enterprises, and even government, will have the competitive incentive and flexibility to adopt those new ideas and turn them into jobs and products.

当たり前だが、軍組織は民間の組織よりも規律が厳しい。
atarimae da ga, gun soshiki wa minkan no soshiki yorimo kiritsu ga kibishii.
Military organizations, naturally, require a far higher level of discipline than nonmilitary ones.

民間 (minkan)

ほとんどの場合は民間航空機のエコノミー席だ。通路側か窓側になることを願い、前の人が座席を後ろに倒さないよう指を十字に重ねて祈る。
hotondo no baai wa minkan koukuuki no ekonomii seki da. tsuuro gawa ka mado gawa ni naru koto o negai, mae no hito ga zaseki o ushiro ni taosanai you yubi o juuji ni kasanete inoru.
Most of the time I fly commercial and sit in coach, hoping for an aisle or window seat and crossing my fingers that the guy in front of me doesn’t want to recline.

新しい環境に順応しなければならなかったのは民間企業だけではない。
atarashii kankyou ni jun’ou shinakereba naranakatta no wa minkan kigyou dake de wa nai.
It wasn’t just the private sector that had to adapt to this new environment.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 民间 (mínjiān)
Korean: 민간 (mingan)

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