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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 固める (katameru)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 固める (katameru)

Kana: かためる
Kanji: 固める
Romaji: katameru

Type: Verb
Meaning: to harden; to freeze; to strengthen; to solidify; to make (a fist); to tramp down (snow, dirt); to put together; to collect; to gather; to consolidate; to make secure; to stabilize; to settle down; to strengthen (belief, resolution, etc.); to establish; to fortify; to reinforce; to support; to wear for a specific purpose (armor, coat, etc.); to swear; to resolutely vow; to sincerely promise; to tie tightly; to fasten; to hold a bow fully drawn
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

面食らったわたしはタケシに目で助けを求めたが、そちらは冷厳な顔つきで扉の前を固めている。
menkuratta watashi wa takeshi ni me de tasuke o motometa ga, sochira wa reigen na kaotsuki de tobira no mae o katamete iru.
Taken aback, I looked to Takeshi for help, but he was now standing guard at the door, his expression unsympathetic.

固める (katameru)

新政府が権限を固め、安全を提供し、石油収入を再建に使い、民兵を武装解除し、過激派を排除できれば、やっとリビアは安定的な民主主義を建設する可能性を手にするだろう。
shin seifu ga kengen o katame, anzen o teikyou shi, sekiyu shuunyuu o saiken ni tsukai, minpei o busou kaijo shi, kagekiha o haijo dekireba, yatto ribia wa anteiteki na minshu shugi o kensetsu suru kanousei o te ni suru darou.
If the new government could consolidate its authority, provide security, use oil revenues to rebuild, disarm the militias, and keep extremists out, then Libya would have a fighting chance at building a stable democracy.

この協力関係はポーランド分割によって固められた。しかしそれは充分に強固なものとはいえなかった。
kono kyouryoku kankei wa poorando bunkatsu ni yotte katamerareta. shikashi sore wa juubun ni kyouko na mono to wa ienakatta.
That partnership was sealed, but not cemented, by a mutual partition of Poland.

しかし挑戦なくしては成功なし。私は挑戦する決意を固めていた。
shikashi chousen naku shite wa seikou nashi. watashi wa chousen suru ketsui o katamete ita.
But success was impossible if we didn’t try, and I was determined to do so.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 巩固 (gǒnggù)
Korean: 굳히다 (gudhida)

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