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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 素人 (shirouto)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 素人 (shirouto)

Kana: しろうと
Kanji: 素人
Romaji: shirouto

Type: Noun, のadjective
Meaning: amateur, layman, ordinary person, novice
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

彼が私にそっと近寄ってきて、ささやいた。二人でこっそり逃げ出せば、俺たちはプロだし、どう見ても素人が混じるほかの隊員たちに脚を引っ張られる恐れもない。
kare ga watashi ni sotto chikayotte kite, sasayaita. futari de kossori nigedaseba, oretachi wa puro dashi, dou mitemo shirouto ga konjiru hoka no taiintachi ni ashi o hipparareru osore mo nai.
He slipped over and whispered to me that if the two of us took off and just slipped away, we would almost surely make it back because we were pros and they would not be slowed down by all these others, some of whom were clearly amateurs.

なんですね、あなたは、素人というものをたいしたものと思っていらっしゃらないようですね、警部?
nan desu ne, anata wa, shirouto to iu mono o taishita mono to omotte irassharanai you desu ne, keibu.
I gather you don’t think much of amateurs, inspector?

素人 (shirouto)

大英帝国の全国民が、素人探偵の大群となってしまった。
daiei teikoku no zenkokumin ga, shirouto tantei no taigun to natte shimatta.
The population of Great Britain turned itself into an army of amateur detectives.

それにしては、手口が素人すぎるようですね。
sore ni shite wa, teguchi ga shirouto sugiru you desu ne.
If so, it seems to have been done very amateurishly.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 外行 (wàiháng)
Korean: 아마추어 (amachueo)

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