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Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 喜ぶ (yorokobu)

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Kana: よろこぶ
Kanji: 喜ぶ
Romaji: yorokobu

Type: Verb

Meaning: to be delighted; to be glad; to be pleased

Example sentences:

人目のあるところで喜んだり落ち込んだりしたくないの。
hitome no aru tokoro de yorokondari ochikondari shitakunai no.
I don’t want to get excited or upset in front of people.

ありがたいけど、素直に喜べなかった。
arigatai kedo, sunao ni yorokobenakatta.
I felt grateful, but to be honest I wasn’t really happy.


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喜ぶ (yorokobu)

われわれは行き先を誤っていないと聞いたら、喜んでくれるだろうな。
wareware wa yukisaki o ayamatte inai to kiitara, yorokonde kureru darou na.
You’ll be pleased to hear that we’re flying in the right direction.

言っておくけど、ある男に喧嘩を売るのは、その男を愛してる女を喜ばせるには下の下の方法よ。
itte oku kedo, aru otoko ni kenka o uru no wa, sono otoko o aishiteru onna o yorokobaseru ni wa shita no shita no houhou yo.
Believe me, to seek a quarrel with a man is a bad method of pleasing the woman who loves that man.

喜んでちゃいかんのだとは思うがな、なんせ、昨晩あんなことがあったし…
yorokondecha ikan no da to wa omou ga na, nanse, sakuban anna koto ga atta shi.
I know I shouldn’t feel happy after what happened last night.

Similar words:

嬉しがる (ureshigaru)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 欢喜 (huānxǐ)
Korean: 기뻐하다 (gippeohada), 즐거워하다 (jeulgeowohanda)


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