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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 目的 (mokuteki)

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Kana: もくてき
Kanji: 目的
Romaji: mokuteki

Type: noun

Meaning: purpose; goal; aim; objective; intention

Example sentences:

えらいね、高木君。ちゃんと目的意識を持って勉強してるのね!
erai ne, takagi kun. chanto mokuteki ishiki o motte benkyou shiteru no ne.
Takagi is amazing. He is studying hard for his goal!

勇気なもんですか。ただお金儲けが目的なのよ。
yuuki na mon desu ka. tada okanemouke ga mokuteki na no yo.
He isn’t brave. He just does it for money.

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 目的 (mokuteki)

何が目的だ?金か?
nani ga mokuteki da. kane ka.
What do you want? Money?

あいつ、どうもこのごろかぎ回っているようだ。何が目的なのか、僕にはわかってる。
aitsu, doumo konogoro kagimawatte iru you da. nani ga mokuteki na no ka, boku niwa wakatteru.
I’ve noticed him sneaking around a lot lately. And I bet I know what he’s up to.

Similar words:

目当て (meate); 狙い (nerai)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 目的 (mùdì)
Korean: 목적 (mogjeog)

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