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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 痛む (itamu)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 痛む (itamu)

Kana: いたむ
Kanji: 痛む
Romaji: itamu

Type: Verb
Meaning: to hurt, to ache, to feel a pain, to be injured, to be spoiled (e.g. food), to be damaged
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

エマの胸はひねりつぶされたように痛んだ。
ema no mune wa hineritsubusareta you ni itanda.
Pain twisted Emma’s heart.

井出は見るからに苦しげで、息を吸うたびに痛むのか、呼吸もつらそうだ。
ide wa miru kara ni kurushige de, iki o suu tabi ni itamu no ka, kokyuu mo tsurasou da.
Ide is in obvious pain, his breathing labors, as if it hurts every time he inhales.

いまでも私は、この燃える建物の中での数分間がどんなに苦しかったかと思うと心が痛む。
ima demo watashi wa, kono moeru tatemono no naka de no suufunkan ga donna ni kurushikatta ka to omou to kokoro ga itamu.
To this day I am haunted by the thought of what those excruciating minutes in the burning building must have felt like.

痛む (itamu)

それからというもの、わたしの頭は元へもどらないんです。痛みましてね。おそろしく痛むんです。
sore kara to iu mono, watashi no atama wa moto e modoranain desu. itamimashite ne. osoroshiku itamun desu.
My head’s never been right since. It aches, you know. Aches terribly.

彼女の良心が、不意に痛みはじめた。
kanojo no ryoushin ga, fui ni itami hajimeta.
Her conscience gave her a sudden twinge.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 疼 (téng)
Korean: 아프다 (apeuda)

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