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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 圧 (atsu)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 圧 (atsu)

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MEANING:

pressure, push, overwhelm, oppress, dominate

HOW TO READ:

On: atsu, en, ou
Kun: o.su, he.su, osa.eru, o.saeru

JLPT LEVEL: N2

COMPOUNDS:

圧 (atsu): pressure, force
圧す (osu): to push, to press
気圧 (kiatsu): atmospheric pressure
圧倒 (attou): overwhelm, overpower
圧勝 (asshou): complete victory
加圧 (kaatsu): increasing pressure
電圧 (denatsu): voltage
威圧 (iatsu): coercion, overpowering
高圧 (kouatsu): high voltage, high pressure
圧迫 (appaku): pressure, coercion, oppression
圧縮 (asshuku): compressioin, condensation
圧政 (assei): tyrannical rule
重圧 (juuatsu): strong 圧力 (atsuryoku): stress, pressure
血圧 (ketsuatsu): blood pressure
圧死 (asshi): crushing to death
抑圧 (yokuatsu): restraint, oppression
弾圧 (dan’atsu): oppression, suppression
制圧 (seiatsu): gaining total control
圧倒的 (attouteki): overwhelming
高血圧 (kouketsuatsu): high blood pressure


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

貧困層は、富裕層を数で圧倒していた。
hinkonsou wa, fuyuusou o skazu de attou shite ita.
The rich were outnumbered by the poor.

世界で最も抑圧的な国家で生きるというのはどんなふうだろう?
sekai de motto mo yokuatsuteki na kokka de ikiru to iu no wa donna fuu darou.
What is it like to live in the world’s most repressive regime?

看護師が血圧測定の加圧帯をわたしの腕に巻いて、体温計を舌の下に入れた。
kankoshi ga ketsuatsu sokutei no kaatsutai o watashi no ude ni maite, taionkei o shita no shita ni ireta.
A nurse put a pressure cuff on my arm and a thermometer under my tongue.

ロシア政府はアサドに対する圧力となるようなものには頑強に反対した。
roshia seifu wa asado ni taisuru atsuryoku to naru you na mono ni wa gankyou ni hantai shita.
The Russians were implacably opposed to anything that might constitute pressure on Assad.

ヒロユキとしては、何年もかかるビジネス教育を短期間に圧縮して受けているような心地だった。
hiroyuki toshite wa, nannen mo kakaru bijinesu kyouiku o tankikan ni asshuku shite ukete iru you na kokochi datta.
Hiroyuki felt that he was getting years of business education compressed into a short time.

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