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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 生涯 (shougai)

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Kana: しょうがい
Kanji: 生涯
Romaji: shougai

Type: noun

Meaning: one’s lifetime; one’s career

Example sentences:

処刑台の最初の段に足をかけたとき、死が、その人間が生涯かぶり続けてきた仮面を剥ぐのです。そして素顔が現われる。
shokeidai no saisho no dan ni ashi o kaketa toki, shi ga, sono ningen ga shougai kaburitsuzukete kita kamen o hagu no desu. soshite sugao ga arawareru.
On the steps of the scaffold death tears off the mask that has been worn through life, and the real visage is disclosed.

私は生涯の一部を東方で過ごしました。
watashi wa shougai no ichibu o touhou de sugoshimashita.
I have passed a considerable part of my life in the East.

どうして自分の一生を生涯の伴侶に縛られなきゃならないのかわかりません。
doushite jibun no isshou o shougai no hanryo ni shibararenakya naranai no ka wakarimasen.
I don’t see why I should encumber my life with a perpetual companion.

君の生涯をもう一度ふり返ってみたまえ。
kimi no shougai o mou ichido furikaette mitamae.
Review your life one more time.

Similar words:

一生 (isshou)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 一生 (yīshēng)
Korean: 생애 (saeng-ae)

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