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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 悪戯 (itazura)

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Kana: いたずら; イタズラ
Kanji: 悪戯
Romaji: itazura

Type: Noun; Verb; なadjective; のadjective

Meaning: mischief; prank; trick; practical joke; pastime; hobby; playing with (a lighter, etc.); fooling around with; messing around with; amusing oneself with; tampering with

Example sentences:

それじゃあさっきの電話はただのイタズラ?
sore jaa sakki no denwa wa tada no itazura?
Then that phone call was just a prank?

このイタズラがあったのは今から一週間前のことよ。
kono itazura ga atta nowa ima kara isshuukan mae no koto yo.
This prank occurred exactly one week ago.

イタズラにしても少々度が過ぎている!
itazura ni shitemo shoushou do ga sugite iru.
If this is a prank, it’s gone way too far!

本当にただのイタズラなんでしょうか?
hontou ni tada no itazura nan deshou ka.
Is this really just a prank?

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 悪戯 (itazura)

ミカンを盗むくらいは、子供ならいたずらにすぎませんし、大人なら軽罪ですみます。
mikan o nusumu kurai wa, kodomo nara itazura ni sugimasen shi, otona nara keizai de sumimasu.
To purloin apples is a mischievous trick in a child; for a man it is a misdemeanor.

彼がまたいたずらっぽくニヤッとしながら答えた。
kare ga mata itazurappoku niyatto shinagara kotaeta.
He answered with another evil grin.

Similar words: 悪悪戯(わるいたずら); 茶目(ちゃめ); 悪たれ(あくたれ); 害毒(がいどく); 悪太郎(あくたろう)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 恶作剧 (èzuòjù)
Korean: 장난 (jangnan)

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