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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 絶望 (zetsubou)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 絶望 (zetsubou)

Kana: ぜつぼう
Kanji: 絶望
Romaji: zetsubou

Type: Noun, のadjective, するverb
Meaning: despair, hopelessness
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

どうして君はそう絶望的になるんだろう。
doushite kimi wa sou zetsubouteki ni narun darou.
Why do you persist in anticipating the worst?

この体制は冷酷で抑圧的で腐敗しており、華やかな観光地の裏では多くの人々が貧困と絶望の中で暮らしていた。
kono taisei wa reikoku de yokuatsuteki de fuhai shite ori, hanayaka na kankouchi no urade wa ooku no hitobito ga hinkon to zetsubou no naka de kurashite ita.
The regime is ruthless, repressive, and corrupt, and beyond the glitzy tourist destinations, many people live in poverty and despair.

絶望 (zetsubou)

穏健で欧米寄りの若者の主流でさえ、相互利益に基づく現実的かつ持続的な協力関係を構築する可能性については、絶望とあきらめの感覚を持っています。
onken de oubeiyori no wakamono no shuryuu de sae, sougo rieki ni motozuku genjitsuteki katsu jizokuteki na kyouryoku kankei o kouchiku suru kanousei ni tsuite wa, zetsubou to akirame no kankaku o motte imasu.
Even among the mainstream of moderate and pro-Western youth, there is a sense of despair and fatalism when it comes to the possibility of building a real and lasting partnership that is based on mutual interests.

まったく絶望というわけではございません、あらゆる事情を考えてみましても。
mattaku zetsubou to iu wake de wa gozaimasen, arayuru jijou o kangaete mimashite mo.
Not bad at all really, all things considered.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 绝望 (juéwàng)
Korean: 절망 (jeolmang)

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