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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 犠牲 (gisei)

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Kana: ぎせい
Kanji: 犠牲
Romaji: gisei

Type: Noun

Meaning: sacrifice; victim

Example sentences:

トミーのためならなんだって犠牲にできる。
tomii no tame nara nan datte gisei ni dekiru.
I would sacrifice anything for Tommy.

悪人を罰するという点は私も賛成しますが、そのために支払うべき多くの犠牲も考えなければなりませんでしょう。
akunin o bassuru to iu ten wa watashi mo sansei shimasu ga, sono tame ni shiharau beki ooku no gisei mo kangaenakereba narimasen deshou.
I agree with you that the villain ought to be punished, but the cost has got to be reckoned.

犠牲 (gisei)

この犠牲は永遠に心に秘めておかなくてはならない。
kono gisei wa eien ni kokoro ni himete okanakute wa naranai.
It is a sacrifice I’ll have to hold silently in my heart for all eternity.

いつでも罪もない者が真っ先に犠牲になる。
itsudemo tsumi mo nai mono ga massaki ni gisei ni naru.
Always the innocent are the first victims.

Similar words:

犠牲者 (giseisha); 身代わり (migawari)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 牺牲 (xīshēng)
Korean: 희생 (huisaeng)

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