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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 無効 (mukou)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 無効 (mukou)

Kana: むこう
Kanji: 無効
Romaji: mukou

Type: Noun, のadjective, なadjective
Meaning: invalid, no effect, unavailable, illegal
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

裕福な支持者はジョージ・ブッシュから減税の恩恵を受けていたが、その減税は無効にすべきだとはっきり伝えた。
yuufuku na shijisha wa jooji busshu kara genzei no onkei o ukete ita ga, sono genzei wa mukou ni subeki da to hakkiri tsutaeta.
I had no problem telling well-heeled supporters that the tax cuts they’d received from George Bush should be reversed.

市場に打ち勝とうとする投資家たちの必至の努力そのものが、その努力を無効にする。
ichiba ni uchikatou to suru toushikatachi no hisshi no doryoku sono mono ga, sono doryoku o mukou ni suru.
The scrabbling efforts of legions of investors to beat the market made those very efforts futile.

無効 (mukou)

彼は、スロヴァキアの離脱はその誓約を無効にしたものであり、自分は義務から解放されたと考えていると述べた。
kare wa, surovakia no ridatsu wa sono seiyaku o mukou ni shita mono de ari, jibun wa gimu kara kaihou sareta to kangaete iru to nobeta.
He considered that Slovakia’s break-away had annulled the guarantee, and that he did not feel bound by this obligation.

この戦役をより冷静に検討すれば、最初の攻撃が無効に終わった理由がはっきりしてくる。
kono sen’eki o yori reisei ni kentou sureba, saisho no kougeki ga mukou ni owatta riyuu ga hakkiri shite kuru.
More dispassionate examination of the campaign provided better reasons for the ineffectiveness of the original advance.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 无效 (wúxiào)
Korean: 무효 (muhyo)

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