Advertisement

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 補う (oginau)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 補う (oginau)

Kana: おぎなう
Kanji: 補う
Romaji: oginau

Type: Verb
Meaning: to compensate for, to supplement
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

報酬議員会は、そのカット部分を補うために、従業員がキャンディーを取得する価格を下げようと話し合っていた。
houshuu giinkai wa, sono katto bubun o oginau tame ni, juugyouin ga kyandii o shutoku suru kakaku o sageyou to hanashiatte ita.
The compensation committee was talking about lowering the price the workers would have to pay for candy to make up the difference.

不足分を補うには、ひとえに700万トンを産出するルーマニア油田を無傷で占領できるか否かにかかっていたのである。
fusokubun o oginau ni wa, hitoe ni nanahyaku man ton o sanshutsu suru ruumania yuden o mukizu de senryou dekiru ka ina ka ni kakatte ita no de aru.
Only the capture of Rumania’s oil-wells, which produced seven million tons, in an undamaged state could offer a promise of meeting the deficiency.

補う (oginau)

彼の部隊は、肝心の場に臨んでは兵力の劣勢を補ってあまりある敏速性と勇敢さを発揮したのである。
kare no butai wa, kanjin no ba ni nozonde wa heiryoku no ressei o oginatte amari aru binsokusei to yuukansa o hakki shita no de aru.
His forces operated with a swiftness and audacity that amply offset the smallness of their numbers during the critical stage.

兵力の劣勢を補い、できるだけ敵に混乱を与えるために、人形の降下猟兵が広範囲にばらまかれたのである。
heiryoku no ressei o oginai, dekiru dake teki ni konran o ataeru tame ni, ningyou no kouka ryouhei ga kouhan’i ni baramakareta no de aru.
To compensate the scantiness of actual resources, and create as much confusion as possible, dummy parachutists were scattered widely over the country.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 补充 (bǔchōng)
Korean: 보충하다 (bochunghada)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 曖昧 (aimai)
Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 地点 (chiten)