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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 隙間 (sukima)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 隙間 (sukima)

Kana: すきま
Kanji: 隙間
Romaji: sukima

Type: Noun
Meaning: crevice, crack, gap, opening, clearance, spare moment, interval, break, pause, spare time, chink (in one’s armor, armour), unpreparedness, carelessness
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

壁や天井には三十点を超える貴重な絵画が飾られ、ほとんど隙間がないほどだ。
kabe ya tenjou ni wa sanjuu ten o koeru kichou na kaiga ga kazarare, hotondo sukima ga nai hododa.
More than thirty rare paintings adorn the walls and ceiling, mount so close to one another that they leave virtually no empty wall space.

急に土砂降りの雨が窓の隙間から流れ込んだ。
kyuu ni doshaburi no ame ga mado no sukima kara nagarekonda.
Cascades of rain began pouring in through a leak in the windows.

隙間 (sukima)

光りの差すほうへ跳びこみ、隙間へ細かい体を横向きにねじ込んだ。
hikari no sasu hou e tobikomi, sukima e komakai karada o yokomuki ni nejikonda.
Leaping toward the light, I wriggled my slender body sideways into the opening.

大隊と大隊の間の隙間は、本部あたりの地図の上では小さくても、俺のように部隊から部隊に実際に走ってみれば、おそろしく広い。
daitai to daitai no aida no sukima wa, honbu atari no chizu no uede wa chiisakute mo, ore no you ni butai kara butai ni jissai ni hashitte mireba, osoroshiku hiroi.
The gaps between the battalions, small on a map somewhere back at headquarters, were surprisingly wide if you had to run from one unit to another.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 缝隙 (fèngxì)
Korean: 틈 (teum)

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