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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 願望 (ganbou)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 願望 (ganbou)

Kana: がんぼう
Kanji: 願望
Romaji: ganbou

Type: Noun, するverb
Meaning: desire, wish, aspiration
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

こうしたヒトラーの考えが、第一次世界大戦敗戦後に奪われた領土のみの回復という当初の願望をはるかに超越していった。
kou shita hitoraa no kangae ga, daiichiji sekai taisen haisen go ni ubawareta ryoudo nomi no kaifuku to iu tousho no ganbou o haruka ni chouetsu shite itta.
These ideas went much farther than Hitler’s initial desire to recover the territory that had been take after World War I.

おそらく彼らは、労働党と労働組合指導者を国民の願望の権威ある通訳としてあまりにも簡単に容認してしまいがちだった。
osoraku karera wa, roudoutou to roudou kumiai shidousha o kokumin no ganbou no ken’i aru tsuuyaku to shite amari ni mo kantan ni younin shite shimaigachi datta.
They were perhaps too ready to accept the Labor Party and union leaders as authentic interpreters of the wishes of the people.

願望 (ganbou)

やたらに消費したい、蓄財したいなどという願望は姿を消す。
yatara ni shouhi shitai, chikuzai shitai nado to iu ganbou wa sugata o kesu.
The frantic and neurotic desire to consume and hoard will disappear.

このさらに背後にあったものは、何事も変えたくないという願望だったのだろう。
kono sara ni haigo ni atta mono wa, nanigoto mo kaetakunai to iu ganbou datta no darou.
What lay still further behind this, I felt, was a desire for no change.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 愿望 (yuànwàng)
Korean: 소원 (sowon)

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