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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 筋肉 (kinniku)

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 筋肉 (kinniku)

Kana: きんにく
Kanji: 筋肉
Romaji: kinniku

Type: Noun, のadjective
Meaning: muscle, sinew
JLPT level: N3

Example sentences:

20世紀に、機械が人間の筋肉のかわりをつとめられることが実証された。
nijuu seiki ni, kikai ga ningen no kinniku no kawari o tsutomerareru koto ga jisshou sareta.
Last century, machines proved they could replace human muscle.

肺が空気を渇望するが、凍えた胸の筋肉が縮み上がり、息を吸い込むことさえできなかった。
hai ga kuuki o katsubou suru ga, kogoeta mune no kinniku ga chidjimiagari, iki o suikomu koto sae dekinakatta.
My lungs ached for air, and yet my chest muscles had contracted so violently in the cold that I was unable even to inhale.

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 筋肉 (kinniku)

佐藤は無線機に手を伸ばしたが、柔らかな手に首の後ろを一度つかまれると筋肉が硬直した。
sato wa musenki ni te o nobashita ga, yawaraka na te ni kubi no ushiro o ichido tsukamareru to kinniku ga kouchoku shita.
Sato reached for his radio, but a soft hand behind his neck squeezed once, and his muscles seized up.

山本は体をひねって逃げようとしたが、すぐに力が加えられ、ふたたび筋肉が固まった。
yamamoto wa karada o hinette nigeyou to shita ga, sugu ni chikara ga kuwaerare, futatabi kinniku ga katamatta.
Yamamoto tried to twist free, but the pressure promptly returned, and his muscles seized again.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 肌肉 (jīròu)
Korean: 근육 (geun-yug)

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