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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 逆らう (sakarau)

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Kana: さからう
Kanji: 逆らう
Romaji: sakarau

Type: verb

Meaning: to go against; to oppose; to disobey; to defy

Example sentences:

運命には逆らえないんだ。
unmei ni wa sakaraenain da.
You cannot cheat destiny.


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わたしの意志に逆らえるものなら逆らってみよ。
watashi no ishi ni sakaraeru mono nara sakaratte miyo.
I should like to see the person who dares to refuse my request.

私は母の意志に逆らう勇気はなかった。
watashi wa haha no ishi ni sakarau yuuki wa nakatta.
I did not dare oppose my mother’s wish.

誰一人中森に逆らおうとはしなかった。
dare hitori nakamori ni sakaraou towa shinakatta.
Nobody liked to disagree with Nakamori.

Similar words:

背く (somuku)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 逆 (nì); 反 (fǎn)
Korean: 거역하다 (geoyeoghada)


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