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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 肯定 (koutei)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 肯定 (koutei)

Kana: こうてい
Kanji: 肯定
Romaji: koutei

Type: Noun, するverb
Meaning: positive, affirmation
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

わたしたちはもっと肯定的な意味でも自由を理解しているはずだ。
watashitachi wa motto kouteiteki na imi demo jiyuu o rikai shite iru hazu da.
We understand our liberty in a more positive sense as well.

私が新聞に書く著名記事で、とりわけ若者から最も肯定的な反応があるのは、国民を結集してこの責任に取りかかるよう大統領をせっつくものだ。
watashi ga shinbun ni kaku chomei kiji de, toriwake wakamono kara motto mo kouteiteki na hannou ga aru no wa, kokumin o kesshuu shite kono sekinin ni torikakaru you daitouryou o settsuku mono da.
I have consistently been struck that my newspaper columns that have gotten the most positive feedback, especially from young people, have been those that urged the president to call the nation to this task.

肯定 (koutei)

わたしは肯定の答えを予期しつつ、アメリカの部隊が引き揚げたら緊張が和らぐ可能性はあるだろうか、とたずねてみた。予期に反して彼らは首を横に振った。
watashi wa koutei no kotae o yoki shitsutsu, amerika no butai ga hikiagetara kinchou ga yawaragu kanousei wa aru darou ka, to tazunete mita. yoki ni hanshite karera wa kubi o yoko ni futta.
I asked them if they thought a U.S. troop withdrawal might ease tensions, expecting them to answer in the affirmative. Instead, they shook their heads.

現に無記名やネットのアンケートではキラ肯定派が多数の結果が何度も出ているじゃないか。
gen ni mukimei ya netto no ankeeto de wa kira kouteiha ga tasuu no kekka ga nando mo dete iru janai ka.
It’s a fact that many anonymous surveys now show a majority of people are pro-Kira.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 肯定 (kěndìng)
Korean: 긍정 (geungjeong)

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