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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 浪費 (rouhi)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 浪費 (rouhi)

Kana: ろうひ
Kanji: 浪費
Romaji: rouhi

Type: Noun, のadjective, するverb
Meaning: waste, extravagance
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

中学も最後まで出ないうちに、ある陸軍の学校にはいり、さかんに遊んで、相当多額の金を浪費した。
chuugaku mo saigo made denai uchi ni, aru rikugun no gakkou ni hairi, sakan ni asonde, soutou tagaku no kane o rouhi shita.
He did not finish his studies at junior high, he got into a military school, led a wild life, and spent a good deal of money.

我々は、一人ひとり、抜け目のない現実主義者になる努力をしなければならない。そうしなければ、実現不可能な夢を追って時間とエネルギーを浪費してしまうからだ。
wareware wa, hitori hitori, nukeme no nai genjitsu shugisha ni naru doryoku o shinakereba naranai. sou shinakereba genjitsu fukanou na yume o otte jikan to enerugii o rouhi shite shimau kara da.
Each of us must work to become a hardheaded realist, or else we risk wasting our time and energy pursuing impossible dreams.

浪費 (rouhi)

首相は首を振った。彼は十ヶ月の期間を与え、パレスチナ側は、そのうちの九ヶ月を浪費した。
shushou wa kubi o futta. kare wa juukagetsu no kikan o atae, paresuchina gawa wa, sono uchi kukagetsu o rouhi shita.
The Prime Minister shook his head. He had given ten months, and the Palestinians had wasted nine of them.

塗料が20ドル分もあれば十分だったはずなのに。しかも、官舎に税金を浪費した理由を議会で説明しなければならなくなる。
toryou ga nijuu doru bun mo areba juubun datta hazu na noni. shikamo, kansha ni zeikin o rouhi shita riyuu o gikai de setsumei shinakereba naranaku naru.
A $20 gallon of paint was probably all that was needed. But now you will be answering to Congress about why you overspent on your government house.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 浪费 (làngfèi)
Korean: 낭비 (nangbi)

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