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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 高価 (kouka)

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 高価 (kouka)

Kana: こうか
Kanji: 高価
Romaji: kouka

Type: Noun, なadjective
Meaning: high price
JLPT level: N3

Example sentences:

二番目のは、もっと高価な型の写真で―わざとらしく不鮮明にした、白髪の、かなりの年輩の婦人の、複製のものだ。
nibanme no wa, motto kouka na kata no shashin de, wazatorashiku fusenmei ni shita, shiraga no, kanari no nenpai no fujin no, fukusei no mono da.
The second was a more expensive type of picture—an artistically blurred reproduction of an elderly woman with white hair.

彼女は高価なものを持つと落ち着かないのだ。といっても、もし僕が宝石を贈ったら、断りはしないはずだ。
kanojo wa kouka na mono o motsu to ochitsukanai no da. to itte mo, moshi boku ga houseki o okuttara, kotowari wa shinai hazu da.
She’s uncomfortable with expensive things, though if I gave her jewelry, she certainly wouldn’t turn it down.

高価 (kouka)

彼女は、ほんとうに高価な商品のみを展示している「中央の島」に私を案内した。
kanojo wa, hontou ni kouka na shouhin nomi o tenji shite iru chuuou no shima ni watashi o annai shita.
She took me to the “center island,” where the really expensive goods were displayed.

国防省には極めて高価な兵器購入に支払った金額を無駄にすまいという気持ちがほとんどなくなってしまう。
kokuboushou ni wa kiwamete kouka na heiki kounyuu ni shiharatta kingaku o muda ni sumai to iu kimochi ga hotondo naku natte shimau.
The Ministry of Defense has little incentive to get value for money in the hugely expensive equipment it purchases.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 高价 (gāojià)
Korean: 고가 (goga)

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