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Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 背 (se)

Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 背 (se)

Kana: せ
Kanji: 背
Romaji: se

Type: Noun
Meaning: back, spine, reverse, rear side, height, stature, ridge (of a mountain)
JLPT level: N5

Example sentences:

背が高くなるため、牛乳をいっぱい飲んでいる。
se ga takaku naru tame, gyuunyuu o ippai nonde iru.
I’m drinking a lot of milk in order to grow taller.

高慢の罪を犯した者は、背に大きな石を負い、慎み深く腰を曲げて進む。
kouman no tsumi o okashita mono wa, se ni ooki na ishi o oi, tsutsushimibukaku koshi o magete susumu.
The prideful must carry huge stones on their backs to bend them low in a humble manner.

彼は背が高く、とても高く、生気に満ちた緑の目はその深淵に世界中の秘密を宿しているかのようだ。
kare wa se ga takaku, totemo takaku, seiki ni michita midori no me wa sono shin’en ni sekaijuu no himitsu o yado shite iru ka no you da.
He is tall, so very tall, with vibrant green eyes that seem to hold all the mysteries of the world in their depths.

二人は目配せを交わしあった。やがて車掌はほほえみをうかべた。彼は中年の背の高いやせた男だ。
futari wa me kubase o kawashi atta. yagate shashou wa hohoemi o ukabeta. kare wa chuunen no se no takai yaseta otoko da.
A glance of understanding passed between them, and the conductor smiled. He was a tall sallow man of middle age.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 背 (bèi)
Korean: 키 (ki)

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