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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 我慢 (gaman)

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary with Flashcard

Kana: がまん
Kanji: 我慢
Romaji: gaman

Type: noun; verb (我慢する)

Meaning: patience; endurance; perseverance; tolerance; self-control; self-denial

Example sentences:

ヒロコは自分が主役になれない会話には長く我慢ができない性分なのだ。
hiroko wa jibun ga shuyaku no narenai kaiwa niwa nagaku gaman ga dekinai shoubun na no da.
Hiroko can never long endure any conversation of which she’s not the chief subject.

なんでこんなに俺が我慢しなくちゃならないのかって不満に思ってたけど…
nande konna ni ore ga gaman shinakucha naranai no ka tte fuman ni omotteta kedo.
Sometimes I complain “Why do I have to endure all this?”

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 我慢 (gaman)

我慢できるはずがない。とはいえ、こうしてなすすべもなく耐え忍ぶ以外になにができるだろう?
gaman dekiru hazu ga nai. towaie, koushite nasusubemonaku taeshinobu igai ni nani ga dekiru darou.
I can’t stand it. But what can I do except bear it, helpless as I am?

わたしはむかし、きみのすることならなんでも耐えられるが、嘘だけは我慢ならないと言ったね。
watashi wa mukashi, kimi no suru koto nara nandemo taerareru ga, uso dake wa gaman naranai to itta ne.
I told you once that I could stand anything from you except a lie.

Similar words:

辛抱 (shinbou)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 忍耐 (rěnnài)
Korean: 참다 (chamda), 자제 (jaje)

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