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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 弁解 (benkai)

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Kana: べんかい
Kanji: 弁解
Romaji: benkai

Type: noun; verb (弁解する); adj-no

Meaning: excuse; explanation; defence; defense; justification; rationalization

Example sentences:

いまさら弁解だの言い訳だの聞かせないでくれ。
imasara benkai da no iiwake da no kikasenaide kure.
Spare me your defenses and your explanations.

わたしたちの間に弁解が必要だなんて考えるだけで、ジャックとわたしとあなた自身も侮辱することになるのよ。
watashitachi no aida ni benkai ga hitsuyou da nante kangaeru dake de, jakku to watashi to anata jishin mo bujoku suru koto ni naru no yo.
You insult yourself and Jack and me by even thinking there could be need of explanations between us.

弁解 (benkai)

ダーリン、あなたから弁解の言葉なんて聞きたくないのよ。
daarin, anata kara benkai no kotoba nante kikitakunai no yo.
Darling, I don’t want any explanation from you.

弁解したかったが、どういうわけか声が出なかった。
benkai shitakatta ga, dou iu wake ka koe ga denakatta.
I wanted to say something to defend myself, but there seemed to be something wrong with my voice.

Similar words:

言い訳 (iiwake); 弁明 (benmei)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 辩解 (biànjiě)
Korean: 변해 (byeonhae)

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