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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 諦める (akirameru)

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Kana: あきらめる
Kanji: 諦める
Romaji: akirameru

Type: verb

Meaning: to give up; to abandon (hope, plan)

Example sentences:

これぐらいであきらめちゃだめなんだ…
kore gurai de akiramecha dame nan da.
I can’t just give up over something like this…

あきらめないでよかった!
akiramenaide yokatta.
I’m glad I didn’t give up!

おい、どこだ!?あきらめて出て来な!
oi, doko da. akiramete dete kina.
Hey, where are you? Give it up and come out!

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 諦める (akirameru)

あの男は、自分の運命を諦め、処刑台に向かって歩いていた。
ano otoko wa, jibun no unmei o akirame, shokeidai ni mukatte aruite ita.
Here is a man who had resigned himself to his fate, who was going to the scaffold to die.

20年も前のことだから誰も憶えてないかもって半分あきらめてたんですけど…
nijuunen mo mae no koto dakara daremo oboetenai kamo tte hanbun akirametetan desu kedo.
I didn’t expect anyone to remember something that happened twenty years ago, so I almost gave up…

Similar words:

止める (yameru); 放り出す (houridasu)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 放弃 (fàngqì)
Korean: 포기하다 (pogihada)

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