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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 説得 (settoku)

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Kana: せっとく
Kanji: 説得
Romaji: settoku

Type: Noun; Verb (説得する)

Meaning: persuasion; persuade; convince

Example sentences:

これ以上説得しても無駄のようだ。
kore ijou settoku shitemo muda no you da.
I guess it’s useless trying to convince you.

彼はいつも私に、そうした路を歩まないようにと説得の手紙をくれました。
kare wa itsumo watashi ni, sou shita michi o ayumanai you ni to settoku no tegami o kuremashita.
He always wrote to dissuade me from such a course.

それでもなんとか、何人かを説得できた。
sore demo nan toka, nanninka o settoku dekita.
We’ve managed to convince a couple of people, though.

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 説得 (settoku)

彼は智子にできるだけ早く東京に帰るよう説得しようと約束した。
kare wa tomoko ni dekiru dake hayaku toukyou ni kaeru you settoku shiyou to yakusoku shita.
He promised to persuade Tomoku to return to Tokyo as soon as possible.

自分ではきわめて説得力のある話だと思っていた。
jibun dewa kiwamete settokuryoku no aru hanashi da to omotte ita.
It was a pretty convincing speech, I thought.

Similar words:

説諭 (setsuyu)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 说服 (shuōfú)
Korean: 설득 (seoldeug)

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