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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 口調 (kuchou)

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Kana: くちょう
Kanji: 口調
Romaji: kuchou

Type: noun

Meaning: tone; expression

Example sentences:

口調は軽かったが、彼の目には怒りがちらちら躍っていた。
kuchou wa karukatta ga, kare no me niwa ikari ga chirachira odotte ita.
He spoke lightly but there was anger flickering in his eyes.

そう命令口調で言われて、ふたりはたじろぎ、どうしようもなく傷ついた顔をした。
sou meirei kuchou de iwarete, futari wa tajirogi, dou shiyou mo naku kizutsuita kao o shita.
At the authorative note in her voice, they fell back, helpless hurt looks on their faces.

彼の口調には、なにか陰惨な、重々しいものがあった。
kare no kuchou niwa, nanika insan na, omoomoshii mono ga atta.
There was something mournful and solemn in his manner.

「見たわ」澄子が激しい口調で言った。
mita wa. sumiko ga hageshii kuchou de itta.
“I saw it,” said Sumiko angrily.

Similar words:

トーン (toon); 語調 (gochou)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 语调 (yǔdiào)
Korean: 어조 (eojo)

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