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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 真剣 (shinken)

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Kana: しんけん
Kanji: 真剣
Romaji: shinken

Type: Noun; adjective-na

Meaning: seriousness; earnestness; real sword

Example sentences:

真剣に考えてみろ!このままでいいのか?
shinken ni kangaete miro. kono mama de ii no ka.
Just think about it! Is this really what you want?

こんなに真剣に何かに打ち込んだことない。
konna ni shinken ni nanika ni uchikonda koto nai.
I have never been so serious about something like this.


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からかわれているのはわかっていたが、それでもフィリップの言葉の裏には真剣さが感じられた。
karakawarete iru no wa wakatte ita ga, sore demo firippu no kotoba no ura ni wa shinkensa ga kanjirareta.
I knew Phillip was teasing me but I sensed a seriousness behind his words.

焦らさないでください。私は真剣なのです。
jirasanaide kudasai. watashi wa shinken na no desu.
Don’t play with me. I’m serious.

ほとんどの人は、私もそうだが、人から好かれたいと真剣に思っている。
hotondo no hito wa, watashi mo sou da ga, hito kara sukaretai to shinken ni omotte iru.
Most people, myself included, really want to be liked.

Similar words:

本気 (honki); 真面目 (majime)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 认真 (rènzhēn)
Korean: 진지함 (jinjiham)


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