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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 長引く (nagabiku)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 長引く (nagabiku)

Kana: ながびく
Kanji: 長引く
Romaji: nagabiku

Type: Verb
Meaning: to be prolonged, to drag on
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

おたがいにいろいろな理由から間違いを犯すことはあるかもしれないが、二紙だけの街で新聞が廃刊になる理由はひとつしかない。それは長引くストライキだ。
otagai ni iroirona riyuu kara machigai o okasu koto wa aru kamoshirenai ga, ni kami dake no machi de shinbun ga haikan ni naru riyuu wa hitotsu shika nai. sore wa nagabiku sutoraiki da.
We could be wrong for a variety of reasons, but there’s one thing that will kill any paper in a two-paper town, and that is an extended strike.

ほかに方法はない。人をよく選んでくれ。出世や金のためにノートを使う地位のある人物だ。ただし、一ヶ月以内には渡してくれ。渡すのが遅れれば、それだけミサの監禁は長引く。
hoka ni houhou wa nai. hito o yoku erande kure. shusse ya kane no tame ni nooto o tsukau chii no aru jinbutsu da. tadashi, ikkagetsu inai ni wa watashite kure. watasu no ga okurereba, sore dake misa no kankin wa nagabiku.
There’s no other way. Choose wisely, we need a person of some status who will use the notebook for his own gain. But find the person within a month. The longer it takes, the longer Misa is imprisoned.

長引く (nagabiku)

われわれが長引く不況から抜け出すのに、何年もかかった。
wareware ga nagabiku fukyou kara nukedasu noni, nannen mo kakatta.
It took years for us to get out of that long recession.

これほど大量の金を集めた彼は、それまでのナポレオンの戦争と同じように、今回の戦乱も長引くだろうと予想していた。
kore hodo tairyou no kin o atsumeta kare wa, sore made no naporeon no sensou to onaji you ni, konkai no senran mo nagabiku darou to yosou shite ita.
In furiously buying up such a huge quantity of gold, he had assumed that, as with all Napoleon’s wars, this would be a long one.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 延长 (yáncháng)
Korean: 오래 끌다 (olae kkeulda)

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