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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 表面 (hyoumen)

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 表面 (hyoumen)

Kana: ひょうめん
Kanji: 表面
Romaji: hyoumen

Type: Noun, のadjective
Meaning: surface, face, outside, exterior, appearances, superficiality
JLPT level: N3

Example sentences:

私も知り合いだったのだが、大佐から准将へ昇進したあと、それまでわからなかった問題が表面化し、重圧や期待につぶれてしまった人物がいる。
watashi mo shiriai datta no daga, taisa kara junshou e shoushin shita ato, sore made wakaranakatta mondai ga hyoumenka shi, juuatsu ya kitai ni tsuburete shimatta jinbutsu ga iru.
After an officer I knew was promoted from colonel to brigadier general, an inadequacy surfaced that had not been detected earlier, and he broke under the burdens and expectations that were placed on him.


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アキラは指輪を手に取り、表面の感触をたしかめはじめた。
akira wa yubiwa o te ni tori, hyoumen no kanshoku o tashikame hajimeta.
Akira picked up the ring and began feeling its surfaces.

表面 (hyoumen)

私の言葉から、表面に表れた以上の行間を読み取ろうとしないこと。
watashi no kotoba kara, hyoumen ni arawareta ijou no gyoukan o yomitorou to shinai koto.
Don’t read more into what I say than what’s there.

これはありきたりの表面的な解釈のように思われる。
kore wa arikitari no hyoumenteki na kaishaku no you ni omowareru.
This seems like an obvious and superficial reading of the situation.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 表面 (biǎomiàn)
Korean: 표면 (pyomyeon)


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