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May 15, 2018

Advanced Word of the Day – 疲労 [fatigue; weariness]

The Japanese Page Word of the Day - Fatigue

 

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Word of the Day: May 15, 2018

 

疲労

noun | ひろう


MEANING: fatigue; weariness

EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

疲労がたまっていると、かえって眠れない。

ひろうがたまっていると、かえってねむれない。
When I am exhausted, contrary to expectations, I can’t sleep.

 

NOTES:

かえって is used when something happens outside of expectations

VOCABULARY:

疲労 【ひろう】 fatigue; weariness
たまっている gathering; collecting; piling up
と if; when; and
かえって on the contrary; rather; instead

眠れない 【ねむれない】 not sleepy

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