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Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 驚く (odoroku)

Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 驚く (odoroku)

Kana: おどろく
Kanji: 驚く
Romaji: odoroku

Type: Verb

Meaning: to be surprised; to be astonished

Example sentences:

東京は人が多くて驚いたです。
toukyou wa hito ga ookute odoroita desu.
I’m surprised there are so many people in Tokyo.

彼女は雷に驚いて、森の中に逃げ込んだ。
kanojo wa kaminari ni odoroite, mori no naka ni nigekonda.
She got scared by the lightning and ran into the woods.

驚く (odoroku)

警察と聞いただけでなんでみんなあんなに驚くんだ?
keisatsu to kiita dake de nande minna anna ni odorokun da.
Why is everyone so surprised to hear that I’m a cop?

ちょっと驚かそうと思ってさ。
chotto odorokasou to omotte sa.
I wanted to surprise you.

驚かしてごめんなさいね。
odorokashite gomen nasai ne.
I’m sorry I scared you.

Similar words:

驚くべき (odorokubeki); 吃驚 (bikkuri)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 惊讶 (jīngyà)
Korean: 놀라다 (nollada)

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