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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 握る (nigiru)

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Kana: にぎる
Kanji: 握る
Romaji: nigiru

Type: verb

Meaning: to clasp; to grasp; to grip; to seize; to clutch; to make (e.g. rice ball); to mold; to seize (e.g. power); to take hold of

Example sentences:

アヤは目をぎらりと光らせ、怒りをこらえるのに手を握ったり開いたりした。
aya wa me o girari to hikarase, ikari o koraeru noni te o nigittari aitari shita.
Aya’s eyes began to snap fire and her hands began to clench and unclench.

彼女は手を握られたまま、立ち上がった。
kanojo wa te o nigirareta mama, tachiagatta.
She rose to her feet, her hand still in his.

彼の手は暖かで力強く、握っていると安心だった。
kare no te wa atataka de chikarazuyoku, nigitte iru to anshin datta.
His hands felt so warm and strong, so comforting to cling to.

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 握る (nigiru)

ほんとうか。その証拠を握っているのか。
hontou ka. sono shouko o nigitte iru no ka.
Really? Have you proof of this?

なにかしら彼があなたの痛いところを握っているとみえるわね。
nani kashira kare ga nata no itai tokoro o nigitte iru to mieru wa ne.
It looks as though he has some hold over you.

Similar words:

掴む (tsukamu)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 握 (wò); 抓 (zhuā); 掌握 (zhǎngwò)
Korean: 쥐다 (jwida); 잡다 (jabda)

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