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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 襲う (osou)

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Kana: おそう
Kanji: 襲う
Romaji: osou

Type: verb

Meaning: to attack; to assail; to make an assault; to strike

Example sentences:

池袋で急に退屈と空腹に襲われた。
ikebukuro de kyuu ni taikutsu to kuufuku ni osowareta.
At Ikebukuro, ennui and hunger attacked me at once.

恐ろしい病いが、たぶん致命的な病いが、やがてわたしを襲ってくる。
osoroshii yamai ga, tabun chimeiteki na amai ga, yagate watashi o osotte kuru.
I am seized with a terrible, perhaps mortal illness.

誰に襲われたんだい?
dare ni osowaretan dai.
Who attacked you?

一ヶ月のうちに二度までも死がこの家を襲ったんです。
ikkagetsu no uchi ni nido made mo shi ga kono ie o osottan desu.
Death had entered that house twice within one month.

Similar words:

攻める (semeru); 撃つ (utsu)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 袭击 (xíjī)
Korean: 습격하다 (seubgyeoghada)

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