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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 羨ましい (urayamashii)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 羨ましい (urayamashii)

Kana: うらやましい
Kanji: 羨ましい
Romaji: urayamashii

Type: いadjective
Meaning: envious (feeling, etc.), jealous
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

あなたはライオンの心臓を持ち、想像力というものをみじんも持たない。僕はこの二つの特質が羨ましいよ。
anata wa raion no shinzou o mochi, souzouryoku to iu mono o mijinmo motanai. boku wa kono futatsu no tokushitsu ga urayamashii yo.
You have the heart of a lion and an utter lack of imagination and I envy you both of those qualities.

まったくのところ、妻も子もないあなたが羨ましい。
mattaku no tokoro, tsuma mo ko mo nai anata ga urayamashii.
I envy you for not having either wife or children!

混乱を最小限に抑え、最大限の効率で政権交代を可能にするイギリスの官僚組織の仕事ぶりは、違った制度をもつよその国が大いに羨ましがるものである。
konran o saishougen ni osae, saidaigen no kouritsu de seiken koutai o kanou ni suru igirisu no kanryou soshiki no shigoto buri wa, chigatta seido o motsu yoso no kuni ga ooi ni urayamashi garu mono de aru.
The sheer professionalism of the British civil service, which allows governments to come and go with a minimum of dislocation and a maximum of efficiency, is something other countries with different systems have every cause to envy.

金、地位、そして美しい妻。端からみれば、羨ましい限りだろう。結婚したら保険金をたんまりかけてやる。
kane, chii, soshite utsukushii tsuma. hata kara mireba, urayamashii kagiri darou. kekkon shitara hokenkin o tanmari kakete yaru.
Money, status and a beautiful wife. Who wouldn’t be jealous of that? And I’ll take out a ton of life insurance on her once we marry.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 羡慕 (xiànmù)
Korean: 부럽다 (buleobda)

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