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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 鈍い (nibui)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 鈍い (nibui)

Kana: にぶい
Kanji: 鈍い
Romaji: nibui

Type: いadjective
Meaning: dull (e.g. a knife); blunt; thickheaded; obtuse; stupid; dull (sound, color, etc.); dim (light); slow; sluggish; inert; lethargic
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

前かがみになってよく見ると、それは点灯して赤く鈍い光を放っていた。
maekagami ni natte yoku miru to, sore wa tentou shite akaku nibui hikari o hanatte ita.
As I leaned forward, I could see that the bulb was illuminated, emitting a dull red glow.

彼には、動きの鈍い競合他社の経営者にはない大きな長所があった。
kare ni wa, ugoki no nibui kyougou tasha no keieisha ni wa nai ooki na chousho ga atta.
He had one big advantage over his slow-footed competitor.

鈍い (nibui)

北朝鮮軍が攻撃してきたとき、マッカーサーの反応は意外なほど鈍かった。
kitachousen gun ga kougeki shite kita toki, makkaasaa no hannou wa igai na hodo nibukatta.
When the North Koreans attacked, Douglas MacArthur was surprisingly slow to respond.

鐘は深く、鈍い、うつろな、滅入るような音をたてて、一時を打った。
kane wa fukaku, nibui, utsuro na, meiru you na oto o tatete, ichiji o utta.
The bell rang with a deep, dull, hollow, melancholy one.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 钝 (dùn)
Korean: 둔하다 (dunhada)

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