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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 恐ろしい (osoroshii)

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Kana: おそろしい
Kanji: 恐ろしい; 怖ろしい
Romaji: osoroshii

Type: adjective-i

Meaning: terrible; horrible; dreadful; terrifying; frightening

Example sentences:

そんなこと考えるだけでも恐ろしいのに、震え声で言われるともっと怖い。
sonna koto kangaeru dake demo osoroshii noni, furuegoe de iwareru to motto kowai.
It’s terrifying enough to think these things without hearing them put into trembling words.


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冗談がこんな結果になるなんて、恐ろしいことだよなあ。
joudan ga konna kekka ni naru nante, osoroshii koto da yo naa.
It seems to me a terrible thing that a mere joke should lead to such consequences.

恐ろしい考えが彼女の脳裡にひらめいた。良人は遺書を書いている。
osoroshii kangae ga kanojo no nouri ni hirameita. otto wa isho o kaite iru.
The terrible idea that her husband was writing his will flashed across her.

しかし何だってあなたは、好んでそんな恐ろしいところへおいでになるんです?
shikashi nan datte anata wa, kononde sonna osoroshii tokoro e oide ni narun desu.
But why should you wish to go into so horrible a place?

Similar words:

怖い (kowai); 凄まじい (susamajii)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 可怕 (kěpà)
Korean: 두렵다 (dulyeobda)


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