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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 孤独 (kodoku)

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Kana: こどく
Kanji: 孤独
Romaji: kodoku

Type: noun; adjective-na

Meaning: loneliness; solitude; isolation

Example sentences:

女性に関して言えば、わたしは昔から孤独だったでしょう。
josei ni kanshite ieba, watashi wa mukashi kara kodoku datta deshou.
I’ve always been lonely where women were concerned.

人にはだれかしら身内がいるはずよ。なのに、この人ったら、天涯孤独みたいだわ。
hito niwa dare kashira miuchi ga iru hazu yo. na noni, kono hito ttara, tengai kodoku mitai da wa.
A man ought to have some folks. And he sounds like he didn’t have a soul in the world.

孤独 (kodoku)

みんなが彼のこともいじめる。孤独で、誰も話す相手がいないのよ。
minna ga kare no koto mo ijimeru. kodoku de, daremo hanasu aite ga inai no yo.
People bully him too, and he feels lonely and hasn’t got anybody to talk to.

私は天涯孤独です。
watashi wa tengai kodoku desu.
I am alone in the world.

Similar words:

孤立 (koritsu)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 孤独 (gūdú)
Korean: 고독 (godog)

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