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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 溢れる (afureru)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 溢れる (afureru)

Kana: あふれる
Kanji: 溢れる
Romaji: afureru

Type: Verb
Meaning: to overflow, to brim over, to flood
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

とても優秀な士官で才能にあふれていたが、自分は頭がいいからとおごる人物だった。
totemo yuushuu na shikan de sainou ni afurete ita ga, jibun wa atama ga ii kara to ogoru jinbutsu datta.
He was an exceptional officer—extremely talented—but he’d let his brilliance go to his head.

情熱あふれる若い後継者に一家の財産の多くを委ねることこそが、この名家の繁栄の秘訣でもあった。
jounetsu afureru wakai koukeisha ni ikka no zaisan no ooku o yudaneru koto koso ga, kono meika no han’ei no hiketsu demo atta.
Placing large pieces of the fortune in the hands of eager young descendants had been the key to growing the family’s dynastic wealth.

溢れる (afureru)

あふれるような思い出がよみがえる中、私は家を出て国務省に向かった。
afureru you na omoi de ga yomigaeru naka, watashi wa ie o dete kokumushou ni mukatta.
With those memories flooding back, I left home for the State Department.

大隊本部が米軍の軍事行動の中心だったのは一時で、つぎの瞬間には完全に占領され、中国兵があふれた。
daitai honbu ga beigun no gunji koudou no chuushin datta no wa ichiji de, tsugi no shunkan ni wa kanzen ni senryou sare, chuugokuhei ga afureta.
One moment the battalion headquarters was a center of American military activity; the next, it had been completely overrun and was filled with Chinese.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 满溢 (mǎnyì)
Korean: 넘치다 (neomchida)

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