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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 阻む (habamu)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 阻む (habamu)

Kana: はばむ
Kanji: 阻む
Romaji: habamu

Type: Verb
Meaning: to keep someone from doing, to stop, to prevent, to check, to hinder, to obstruct, to oppose, to thwart
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

パレスチナ紛争をめぐる敵対意識がそれを阻んでいた。
paresuchina funsou o meguru tekitai ishiki ga sore o habande ita.
Enmity over the Palestinian conflict prevented that.

これと同じような最悪の想定が、われわれの国家の科学・技術力の進歩を阻むかもしれません。
kore to onaji you na saiaku no soutei ga, wareware no kokka no kagaku gijutsuryoku no shinpo o habamu kamoshiremasen.
A similar worst-case scenario could arrest the progress of our national scientific and technological capacity.

阻む (habamu)

建国の祖たちが阻もうとしたのは絶対権力だけではない。
kenkoku no oyatachi ga habamou to shita no wa zettai kenryoku dake de wa nai.
It’s not just absolute power that the Founders sought to prevent.

貧困はいうまでもなく病気をもたらす。病気は人々を貧困から抜け出せなくし、弱らせ、ミドルクラスという希望につながる梯子の最初の一段をつかむのを阻む。
hinkon wa iu made mo naku byouki o motarasu. Byouki wa hitobito o hinkon kara nukedasenaku shi, yowarase, midoru kurasu to iu kibou ni tsunagaru hashigo no saisho no ichidan o tsukamu no o habamu.
There is no question that poverty causes ill health, but ill health also traps people in poverty, which in turn weakens them and keeps them from grasping the first rung of the ladder to middle-class hope.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 阻碍 (zǔ’ài)
Korean: 방해하다 (banghaehada)

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