Resources > Japanese Dictionary

孤独, こどく

  • kodoku


adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi), nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'

  • isolation
  • loneliness
  • solitude

Examples of 孤独,こどく in a Sentence

I am as sad and lonely as can be.
I like to go to a cabin in the woods to enjoy solitude.
I felt lonely.
The lonely man derives pleasure from observing ants.
I feel so lonely that I want someone to talk with.
The girl is lonely.
Students often study with music playing in the background, and people working around the house will usually turn on the television or radio to keep them company.
For all his wealth and fame, he is a lonely man.
In a sense, I am turning around the argument made by David Riesman in The Lonely Crowd.
It was his fate to live a lonely life.

Related Study Lists

  • This list contains all words and kanji related to the JLPT N1 test. Official word and kanji lists are not available for these tests;...
Learn Japanese Online

Start Learning Japanese Now

Get Started
The Nihongo Master Podcast

Want to learn Japanese on the go?

Download our podcast to get all of our episodes featuring free Japanese lessons, news, and entertainment.

Download Now