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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 惑 (waku)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 惑 (waku)

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MEANING:

beguile, delusion, perplexity

HOW TO READ:

On: waku
Kun: mado.u

JLPT LEVEL: N1

COMPOUNDS:

惑う (madou): to be puzzled
惑い (madoi): delusion, illusion
疑惑 (giwaku): doubt, suspicion
惑星 (wakusei): planet
思惑 (omowaku): expectation, prediction
魅惑 (miwaku): captivation, lure, charm
迷惑 (meiwaku): trouble, bother, annoyance
困惑 (konwaku): bewilderment, perplexity
幻惑 (genwaku): fascination, glamor
当惑 (touwaku): perplexity, confusion
誘惑 (yuuwaku): temptation, allurement
眩惑 (genwaku): dazzling, blinding
蠱惑 (kowaku): fascination, glamor
惑乱 (wakuran): bewilderment, confusion
戸惑い (tomadoi): being at sea, confusion, wonderment
惑わす (madowasu): to perplex, to puzzle
戸惑う (tomadou): to be bewildered, to be perplexed
小惑星 (shouwakusei): asteroid
思い惑う (omoimadou): to be at a loss

EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

サトシの顔には驚きと困惑が混在している。
satoshi no kao ni wa odoroki to konwaku ga konzai shite iru.
Satoshi looked as baffled as he did alarmed.


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ミナコが部屋へ入ってきたので、彼の声は低くなった。はにかみ勝ちな、すばらしく魅惑的な美女である。
minako ga heya e haitte kita node, kare no koe wa hikuku natta. hanikamigachi na, subarashiku miwakuteki na bijo de aru.
His voice dropped as Minako entered the room. She looked timid and extremely charming.

努力を廃棄したいという誘惑は、とりわけ撃退の必要がある。
doryoku o haiki shitai to iu yuuwaku wa, toriwake gekitai no hitsuyou ga aru.
It requires fighting off the temptation to stop making the effort.

自分のこと、自分の思惑について、本音で語れるなんていつ以来か分からないんだもの。
jibun no koto, jibun no omowaku ni tsuite, honne de katareru nante itsu irai ka wakaranain da mono.
It’s been so long since I’ve told anyone the truth about myself and my motives.

最悪の場合、天然資源をめぐるグローバルな戦いが開始され、人類史上を見ないような速さで、この小さな惑星がぼろぼろになり、熱くなり、ごみためになり、くすぶり、焼き尽くされてしまう。
saiaku no baai, tennen shigen o meguru guroobaru na tatakai ga kaishi sare, jinruishijou o minai you na hayasa de, kono chiisa na wakusei ga boroboro ni nari, atsuku nari, gomi tame ni nari, kusuburi, yaki tsukusarete shimau.
At worst, we are going to set off a global struggle for natural resources and junk up, heat up, garbage up, smoke up, and devour up our little planet faster than at any time in the history of the world.

誓います。幾度もそうしたい誘惑にかられましたが、私があの男に手を上げたことは一度もありません。
chikaimasu. ikudo mo sou shitai yuuwaku ni kararemashita ga, watashi ga ano otoko ni te o ageta koto wa ichido mo arimasen.
I swear to you, that much as I may have been tempted to do so, I never lifted a hand against that man.

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