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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 覆う (oou)

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 覆う (oou)

Kana: おおう
Kanji: 覆う
Romaji: oou

Type: Verb
Meaning: to cover, to hide, to conceal, to wrap, to disguise
JLPT level: N3

Example sentences:

ジェームズは目を覆って縮み上がり、怖くて泣くこともできないようすだった。
jeemuzu wa me o ootte chidjimi agari, kowakute naku koto mo dekinai yousu datta.
James covered his eyes and cowered, too frightened to cry.

まず、刺青に覆われた体と頭皮に脱毛剤を塗り、体毛を跡形もなく取り去った。
mazu, irezumi ni oowareta karada to touhi ni datsu mouzai o nuri, taimou o atokata mo naku torisatta.
First, I rubbed depilatory chemicals across my tattooed body and scalp, removing any traces of body hair.

覆う (oou)

厚い雪に覆われたトラックを見て、自分がこの古いモーテルでどのくらい眠ったのかと考えた。
atsui yuki ni oowareta torakku o mite, jibun ga kono furui mooteru de dono kurai nemutta no ka to kangaeta.
The truck was now covered with heavy snow, and I wondered how long I had been sleeping in this old motel.

これが目を覆うほどひどい事件であるとは、誰も上層部に報告しなかったらしい。
kore ga me o oou hodo hidoi jiken de aru to wa, dare mo jousoubu ni houkoku shinakatta rashii.
It seems that nobody told these senior leaders that these incidents were truly horrendous.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 覆 (fù)
Korean: 덮다 (deopda)

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