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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 莫大 (bakudai)

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 莫大 (bakudai)

Kana: ばくだい
Kanji: 莫大
Romaji: bakudai

Type: Noun, なadjective
Meaning: enormous, vast
JLPT level: N3

Example sentences:

報酬の金額がこんなに莫大でなかったら、私は躊躇したかもしれなかった。
houshuu no kingaku ga konna ni bakudai denakattara, watashi wa chuucho shita kamoshirenakatta.
Had not the money offered been so big, I might have hesitated.

仮に自分のためにピラミッドを造りたいと望むなら、そして、そのために社会から多くの資源を奪うなら、そのために莫大な代償を払うべきです。
kari ni jibun no tame ni piramiddo o tsukuritai to nozomu nara, soshite, sono tame ni shakai kara ooku no shigen o ubau nara, sono tame ni bakudai na daishou o harau beki desu.
If you want to build pyramids to yourself, and take a lot of resources out of society, you ought to pay like hell for it.

アメリカにはソ連をはるかにしのぐ莫大な人的、制度的資産があるが、それらが充分活用されていないことを、ケネディは見抜いていたのだ。
amerika ni wa soren o haruka ni shinogu bakudai na jinteki, seidoteki shisan ga aru ga, sorera ga juubun katsuyou sarete inai koto o, kenedi wa minuite ita no da.
Kennedy knew that while America had enormous human and institutional assets—far more than the Soviet Union—they were not being fully utilized.

たいていの現職議員は、選挙と選挙のあいだに自分の名前を連呼してもらえるよう莫大な時間をかける。
taitei no genshoku giin wa, senkyo to senkyo no aida ni jibun no namae o renko shite moraeru you bakudai na jikan o kakeru.
Most incumbents spend inordinate amounts of their time between elections making sure their names are repeated over and over again.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 极大 (jí dà)
Korean: 막대하다 (magdaehada)

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