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Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 薄い (usui)

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 薄い (usui)

Kana: うすい
Kanji: 薄い
Romaji: usui

Type: いadjective
Meaning: thin, pale, light, watery, dilute, sparse, weak (taste), slim (probability), small
JLPT level: N5

Example sentences:

この薄い本はあなたのですか?
kono usui hon wa anata no desu ka?
Is this thin book yours?

髪の毛が薄いことについて、過敏になっているということは、わたしも認める。
kami no ke ga usui koto ni tsuite, kabin ni natte iru to iu koto wa, watashi mo mitomeru.
I admit that I am touchy about the thinness of my hair.

ポーランド戦に投入した戦車はきわめて軽量で装甲も薄かった。
poorandosen ni tounyuu shita sensha wa kiwamete keiryou de soukou mo usukatta.
The tanks they used in Poland were of very light weight and thin armor.

彼女は、汽車の中のこの熱さに適した、薄い黒の旅行服を着ているのだ。
kanojo wa, kisha no naka no kono atsusa ni teki shita, usui kuro no ryokoufuku o kite iru no da.
She’s wearing a dark-colored travelling dress of some thin material eminently suitable for the heated atmosphere of the train.

二日目朝までに、ドイツ軍はベルギー軍背後の薄い防衛布陣を突破するに充分な兵員を、運河対岸に送り込んだ。
futsukame asa made ni, doitsugun wa berugii gun haigo no usui bouei fujin o toppa suru ni juubun na heiin o, unga taigan ni okurikonda.
By the second morning sufficient German troops had arrived over the canal to burst through the shallow Belgian line of defense behind.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 单薄 (dānbó)
Korean: 얇다 (yalbda)

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