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Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 痩せる (yaseru)

Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 痩せる (yaseru)

Kana: やせる
Kanji: 痩せる / 瘠せる
Romaji: yaseru

Type: Verb
Meaning: to become thin, to lose weight, to reduce (one’s) weight, to slim, to be barren, to be infertile, to be sterile
JLPT level: N4

Example sentences:

幸子はいまではずいぶん痩せて、つねに上の空であり、朝早くから農園がやすんだずっと後まで立ちづめで働いている。
sachiko wa ima de wa zuibun yasete, tsune ni ue no sora de ari, asa hayaku kara nouen ga yasunda zutto ato made tachizume de hataraite iru.
Sachiko is thin and preoccupied now and on her feet from morning until long after the plantation is asleep.

そのことを知っても、タクヤは自殺しなかった、ありえないと思ったのだろうか。だが、ほとんど一晩で四、五キロ痩せてしまった。
sono koto o shitte mo, takuya wa jisatsu shinakatta, arienai to omotta no darou ka. da ga, hotondo hitoban de yon, go kiro yasete shimatta.
Takuya did not kill himself when he found out—as if that had ever been likely. But he did lose what appeared to be five kilos almost overnight.

痩せる (yaseru)

ダイエットをした人のほとんどは、やがてダイエット中に痩せた分の体重が戻ってしまうばかりか、むしろ逆に増えている。
daietto o shita hito no hotondo wa, yagate daiettochuu ni yaseta bun no taijuu ga modotte shimau bakari ka, mushiro gyaku ni fuete iru.
The vast majority of dieters not only regain the weight they lose while dieting, but gain more.

彼らの隣りのドアが開いて、やせて色の青白い男が出て来た。
karera no tonari no doa ga hiraite, yasete iro no aojiroi otoko ga dete kita.
The door next to them opened and a thin pale man stepped out.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 瘦身 (shòushēn)
Korean: 살이 빠지다 (sal-i ppajida)

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