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Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 泥棒 (dorobou)

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Kana: どろぼう
Kanji: 泥棒; 泥坊
Romaji: dorobou

Type: noun

Meaning: thief; burglar; robber; theft

Example sentences:

人を殺して宝石を奪ったという泥棒がつかまった。
hito o koroshite houseki o ubatta to iu dorobou ga tsukamatta.
The thief who killed a man and stole the jewelries has been caught.

泥棒は最初から高価な宝石がここにあるって知ってたのね…
dorobou wa saisho kara kouka na houseki ga koko ni aru tte shitteta no ne.
So the thieves knew that there were valuable jewelries here…


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泥棒 (dorobou)

まだ泥棒がどこかに潜んでいるかも…
mada dorobou ga dokoka ni hisonde iru kamo.
The thieves might still be lurking somewhere…

とたんに、これは泥棒だなと僕が思ったのは無理ではありますまい。
totan ni, kore wa dorobou da na to boku ga omotta no wa muri dewa arimasu mai.
Naturally my first thought was of burglars.

Similar words:

盗人 (nusubito); 盗賊 (touzoku)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 小偷 (xiǎotōu)
Korean: 도둑 (dodug)


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