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生き甲斐, 生きがい, 生甲斐, いきがい

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JLPT LEVEL 1

Definition

noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • something one lives for
  • purpose in life
  • raison d'être

Examples of 生き甲斐,生きがい,生甲斐,いきがい in a Sentence

Now he has nothing to live for.
には生き甲斐ない
I have nothing to live for.
We must have something to live for.
老人には生きがい必要
Old people need something to live for.
あなたのお陰で生き甲斐感じます
You make life worth living.
おんがくにわたしは生きがい持っています
I have something to live for in music.
長生き秘訣は、生き甲斐持つそう
It is said that the secret of long life is to have something to live for.
According to the newspaperman, it makes life worthwhile, doesn't it?
かせぐこと生きがい
Making money is his religion.
彼女息子だけ生きがいだった
Her son meant everything to her.

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