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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 防衛 (bouei)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 防衛 (bouei)

Kana: ぼうえい
Kanji: 防衛
Romaji: bouei

Type: Noun, するverb
Meaning: defense, defence, protection, self-defense, self-defence
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

我々はイスラエルの防空能力の構築を続けるが、最高のミサイル防衛システムは、公正で恒久的な平和なのである。
wareware wa isuraeru no boukuu nouryoku no kouchiku o tsuzukeru ga, saikou no misairu bouei shisutemu wa, kousei de koukyuuteki na heiwa na no de aru.
We will continue building up Israel’s air defenses, but the best missile defense system of all will be a just and lasting peace.

2001年に政権をとったブッシュ・チームは、減税、ミサイル防衛、テロとの戦いを優先すると明言している。
nisenichi nen ni seiken o totta busshu chiimu wa, genzei, misairu bouei, tero to no tatakai o yuusen suru to meigen shite iru.
Since it took over in 2001, the Bush team has made clear that its priorities are tax cuts, missile defense, and the war on terrorism.

防衛 (bouei)

動ける者、引率可能な者は何びとも、負傷者や瀕死の者の防衛に、言葉は悪いが、浪費できない。
ugokeru mono, insotsu kanou na mono wa nanbito mo, fushousha ya hinshi no mono no bouei ni, kotoba wa warui ga, rouhi dekinai.
No one who is mobile, who might be able to lead, is to be wasted, if that is the word, defending the wounded and the dying.

ローマ帝国は世界征服を目指していたわけではない。国の防衛を目指し、その目標に取り込むうちに帝国になった。
rooma teikoku wa sekai seifuku o mezashite ita wake de wa nai. kuni no bouei o mezashi, sono mokuhyou ni torikomu uchi ni teikoku ni natta.
Rome did not set out to conquer the world. It set out to defend itself, and in the course of that effort it became an empire.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 防卫 (fángwèi)
Korean: 방위 (bang-wi)

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