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Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 嘘 (uso)

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Kana: うそ
Kanji: 嘘
Romaji: uso

Type: Noun

Meaning: lie; falsehood; incorrect fact; Really! Unbelievable!; No way!

Idiom:

嘘をつく (uso o tsuku): to tell a lie

Example sentences:

どっちがうそついてると思う?
docchi ga uso tsuiteru to omou?
Who do you think is lying?

もしうそだったら、承知しないぞ。
moshi uso dattara shouchi shinai zo.
I won’t forgive you if you lie to me.

あなた、子供の前でそんなうそを。
anata, kodomo no mae de sonna uso o.
How can you lie in front of the kids?

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 嘘 (uso)

出版社は、嘘つかないよ。
shuppansha wa uso tsukanai yo.
Publishing houses don’t lie.

うそをつくのならもっとましなうそをつくんだな!
uso o tsuku no nara motto mashina uso o tsukun da na.
If you want to lie, at least think of a better one!

彼の言いわけは、明らかにうそっぱちですよ。
kare no iiwake wa, akiraka ni usoppachi desu yo.
His excuse was an obviously trumped up one.

Similar words:

偽り (itsuwari); 偽言 (gigen); 虚言 (kyogen)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 谎言 (huǎngyán); 撒谎 (sāhuǎng)
Korean: 거짓말 (geojismal)

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