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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 苦難 (kunan)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 苦難 (kunan)

Kana: くなん
Kanji: 苦難
Romaji: kunan

Type: Noun
Meaning: suffering, distress, hardship, trial
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

しかし、あらゆる苦難を潜り抜けたあとだけに、幹部社員は彼の思いやりのなさに唖然とした。
shikashi, arayuru kunan o kugurinuketa ato dake ni, kanbu shain wa kare no omoiyari no nasa ni azen to shita.
But after everything they had all been through, the staff was stunned at his lack of empathy.

苦難の時を耐える覚悟がなく、長いあいださまよっている国、たとえば現代のドイツのような民主主義国がある。
kunan no toki o taeru kakugo ga naku, nagai aida samayotte iru kuni, tatoeba gendai no doitsu no you na minshu shugi kuni ga aru.
There are democracies that drift for a long time without biting the bullet like modern Germany, for example.

苦難 (kunan)

我々は侵略を許さない、苦難を軽減する、自由を求める人々を鼓舞する、友人を見捨てない、また他の地域に住んで自由の息吹を求める疲れた人々、貧しい人々、身を寄せ合う人々を歓迎すると、信頼されているのだ。
wareware wa shinryaku o yurusanai, kunan o keigen suru, jiyuu o motomeru hitobito o kobu suru, yuujin o misutenai, mata hoka no chiiki ni sunde jiyuu no ibuki o motomeru tsukareta hitobito, mazushii hitobito, mi o yoseau hitobito o kangei suru to, shinrai sarete iru no da.
We are trusted to fight aggression, to relieve suffering, to serve as an inspiration to freedom-seeking people, to stand alongside our friends, and to welcome the tired, the poor, the huddled masses of other lands yearning to breathe free.

彼の生涯は苦難と失望に満ち溢れた。それは祖国の苦難と失望に似ていた。
kare no shougai wa kunan to shitsubou ni michi afureta. sore wa sokoku no kunan to shitsubou ni nite ita.
His lifetime was filled with hardships and disappointments that in many ways resembled the hardships and disappointments of his country.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 苦难 (kǔnàn)
Korean: 고난 (gonan)

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