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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 気配 (kehai)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 気配 (kehai)

Kana: けはい
Kanji: 気配
Romaji: kehai

Type: Noun
Meaning: indication, sign, hint, presence, trend, quotation (esp. stock market)
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

あたりには死の気配がたちこめている。
atari ni wa shi no kehai ga tachikomete iru.
There is death in the air.

ヘリコプターが着陸している。いまは小石敷きの広場に静止していて、さほど物騒な気配はない。
herikoputaa ga chakuriku shite iru. ima wa koishijiki no hiroba ni seishi shite ite, sahodo bussou na kehai wa nai.
The drone has landed. It’s now sitting idle on the gravel plaza, looking much less ominous.

気配 (kehai)

ここまで追っ手の気配はないが、それでもわたしは早く回廊から抜け出したい。
koko made otte no kehai wa nai ga, sore demo watashi wa hayaku kairou kara nukedashitai.
Thus far, I have heard no trace of footsteps behind me, but I’m still anxious to exit the corridor.

CEOの中村が説明責任を感じるのは当然だが、自分で自分を鞭打って批判を封じ込めようとしている気配もあった。
shiiiioo no nakamura ga setsumei sekinin o kanjiru no wa touzen da ga, jibun de jibun o muchiutte hihan o fuujikomeyou to shite iru kehai mo atta.
Although it was appropriate for him, as CEO, to feel accountable, Nakamura seemed almost to be trying to forestall criticism through self-flagellation.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 迹象 (jīxiàng)
Korean: 기척 (gicheog)

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