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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 逆 (gyaku)

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 逆 (gyaku)

Kana: ぎゃく
Kanji: 逆
Romaji: gyaku

Type: Noun, なadjective, のadjective
Meaning: reverse, opposite, converse (of a hypothesis, etc.), inverse (function)
JLPT level: N3

Example sentences:

社員に、われわれの行動指針に合わせてもらうのであって、その逆ではない、と私は言った。しかし、容易ではなかった。
shain ni, wareware no koudou shishin ni awasete morau no de atte, sono gyaku de wa nai, to watashi wa itta. shikashi, youi de wa nakatta.
I said that we would have people to match our principles, rather than the reverse. But I found out that wasn’t so easy.

英国の荒々しい対応と軍備倍増計画は彼を驚かせたが、英国の狙いとは逆の結果を生んでしまった。
eikoku no araarashii taiou to gunbi baizou keikaku wa kare o odorokaseta ga, eikoku no nerai to wa gyaku no kekka o unde shimatta.
Britain’s violent reaction and redoubled armament measures shook him, but the effect was opposite to that intended.

逆 (gyaku)

アジアでのグローバリゼーションは英語化が進むかと思いきや、まったく逆です。
ajia de no guroobarizeeshon wa eigoka ga susumu ka to omoikiya, mattaku gyaku desu.
One would think that globalization in Asia would mean going English, but that’s not the case.

実のところ、私はこれと逆の考え方を強化するためにあらゆることをすべきだと思っていた。
jitsu no tokoro, watashi wa kore to gyaku no kangaekata o kyouka suru tame ni arayuru koto o subeki da to omotte ita.
In fact, I felt that we should do all that we could to reinforce the contrary view.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 逆 (nì)
Korean: 역 (yeog)

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