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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 重ねる (kasaneru)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 重ねる (kasaneru)

Kana: かさねる
Kanji: 重ねる
Romaji: kasaneru

Type: Verb
Meaning: to pile up, to put something on top of another, to stack up, to repeat many times over, to go through something repeatedly
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

私は2015年の残りの大部分で、行き詰まりから大惨事へと状況を悪化させないようにする努力を重ねた。
watashi wa nisen juugo nen no nokori no daibubun de, ikizumari kara dai sanji e to joukyou o akka sasenai you ni suru doryoku o kasaneta.
I spent much of the rest of 2015 trying to keep the situation from deteriorating from deadlock into disaster.

ヒロシはもともと結婚生活を尊重せずに女性との関係を重ねてきたのだが、エリカの我慢にも限りがある。
hiroshi wa motomoto kekkon seikatsu o sonchou sezu ni josei to no kankei o kasanete kita no da ga, erika no gaman ni mo kagiri ga aru.
Marriage was a concept that Hiroshi had always honored more in the breach than in reality, but Erika had her limits, and had reached them.

重ねる (kasaneru)

ピーターは礼儀正しく腕を伸ばし、老人の手に右手を重ねた。
piitaa wa reigi tadashiku ude o nobashi, roujin no te ni migite o kasaneta.
Politely, Peter reached out and placed his right hand in the old man’s hand.

犯罪を一つ重ねるたびに、自分の腕に対する自信が強まってきた。
hanzai o hitotsu kasaneru tabi ni, jibun no ude ni tai suru jishin ga tsuyomatte kita.
With each crime his opinion of his own abilities is strengthened.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 堆起来 (duī qǐlái)
Korean: 포개다 (pogaeda)

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