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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 肩 (kata)

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Kana: かた
Kanji: 肩
Romaji: kata

Type: noun

Meaning: shoulder

Idiom:

肩を持つ (kata o motsu): to side with (someone); to support (someone)

Example sentences:

多くの女たちが子供を肩にのせていた。
ooku no onnatachi ga kodomo o kata ni nosete ita.
Many women held their children on their shoulders.

君まであんなやつの肩を持つのか?
kimi made anna yatsu no kata o motsu no ka.
Are you on his side, too?

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 肩 (kata)

彼は肩を震わせながら、声をたてずに笑った。
kare wa kata o furuwasenagara, koe o tatezuni waratta.
He laughed silently, his shoulders shaking.

ふたりはいきなり爆笑すると、たがいの肩にもたれて笑い続けた。
futari wa ikinari bakushou suru to, tagai no kata ni motarete warai tsuzuketa.
They burst into laughter and hung on each other’s shoulders for support.

多くの人々の運命がわたしの肩にかかっていた。
ooku no hitobito no unmei ga watashi no kata ni kakatte ita.
The fate of too many people hung on me.

Similar words:

ショルダー (shorudaa); 肩部 (kenbu); 双肩 (souken)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 肩膀 (jiānbǎng)
Korean: 어깨 (eokkae)

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