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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 穴 (ana)

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 穴 (ana)

Kana: あな
Kanji: 穴
Romaji: ana

Type: Noun
Meaning: hole, deficit, shortage, missing person (in a team, meeting, etc.), vacancy, opening, flaw, profitable place (or item, etc.) not well known by others, upset victory (with a large payoff), pit (of a theater), hiding place, underbelly (of society, etc.)
JLPT level: N3

Example sentences:

なんだ?玄関にどうしてこんな穴が!
nan da. genkan ni doushite konna ana ga.
What’s this? What’s this hole doing here at the entrance?

頭が固かったんだね。釘を打っても穴があかないくらい。
atama ga katakattan da ne. kugi o utte mo ana ga akanai kurai.
I was too dumb. They couldn’t drill it in me with a nail.

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 穴 (ana)

きみがいなくなったら、穴を埋めるのに三人必要だよ。
kimi ga inaku nattara, ana o umeru noni sannin hitsuyou da yo.
It would take three people to replace you.

私はあそこで何か隠れる穴を見つけるだけの力しか残っていないよ。それからどうしてもちょっと休まなくちゃ。
watashi wa asoko de nanika kakureru ana o mitsukeru dake no chikara shika nokotte inai yo. sore kara dou shite mo chotto yasumanakucha.
I have just about enough strength left to find some hole away up there. And then I must rest a little.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 穴 (xué)
Korean: 구멍 (gumeong)

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