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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 照らす (terasu)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 照らす (terasu)

Kana: てらす
Kanji: 照らす
Romaji: terasu

Type: Verb
Meaning: to shine on, to illuminate, to compare (with), to refer to
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

煖炉の火が下からその顔をてらしていた。
danro no hi ga shita kara sono kao o terashite ita.
That face was illuminated from below by the firelight.

延長コードに電気を送るスイッチが見つかったらしく、行く手が急に明るく照らされた。
enchou koodo ni denki o okuru suicchi ga mitsukatta rashiku, yukute ga kyuu ni akaruku terasareta.
They must have located the switch that sent power to the extension cords, because suddenly the route before us became illuminated.

照らす (terasu)

エンジンが轟音を立て、ベッドライトがつくと、恐ろしい光景が照らし出された。
enjin ga gouon o tate, beddo raito ga tsuku to, osoroshii koukei ga terashi dasareta.
The engine roared to life, and my headlights flipped on, illuminating a terrifying sight.

街路につけてあった六個のガス灯の光も、この家の入口をじゅうぶんには照らしはしなかった。
gairo ni tsukete atta rokko no gasutou no hikari mo, kono ie no iriguchi o juubun ni wa terashi wa shinakatta.
Half-a-dozen gas-lamps out of the street wouldn’t have lighted the entry too well.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 照射 (zhàoshè)
Korean: 비추다 (bichuda)

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