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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 災難 (sainan)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 災難 (sainan)

Kana: さいなん
Kanji: 災難
Romaji: sainan

Type: Noun
Meaning: calamity, misfortune, disaster
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

この災難に対するこの会社の投資家と株主の反応が、多くの場合、文字どおり彼らの運命を左右した。
kono sainan ni tai suru kono kaisha no toushika to kabunushi no hannou ga, ooku no baai, moji doori karera no unmei o sayuu shita.
The reaction of this company’s investors and shareholders to the calamity would, in not a few cases, literally determine their fate.

この国は本当に災難へと突き進んでいるのかもしれないが、基本的事実を考察する限り、とてもそんなふうには思えない。
kono kuni wa hontou ni sainan e to tsukisusunde iru no kamoshirenai ga, kihonteki jijitsu o kousatsu suru kagiri, totemo sonna fuu ni wa omoenai.
It may be that this country is heading for a catastrophe, but it is hard to see one when you look at the basic facts.

災難 (sainan)

兄は災難に遭い、わたしたちはFBIに追われています。
ani wa sainan ni ai, watashitachi wa efubiaii ni owarete imasu.
My big brother is in trouble. The FBI is chasing us.

殺人――それだけでも最大の災難なのに、それに加えて、事情が普通ではありません。
satsujin, sore dake demo saidai no sainan na noni, sore ni kuwaete, jijou ga futsuu de wa arimasen.
A murder—that in itself is a calamity of the first water. But not only that, the circumstances are unusual.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 灾难 (zāinàn)
Korean: 재난 (jaenan)

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