Japanese Dictionary

Meaning of 懸命(けんめい) in Japanese

懸命
JLPT 2
Kana Reading
けんめい
Romaji
kenmei
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    Meaning
    eagerness; earnestness; risking one's life
    Example sentence
    政府はスーダンの人権状況への関心高めるために尽力してきた団体黙らせること懸命になっているようだ The Government seems intent upon silencing an organization which has done so much to raise awareness of the human rights situation in Sudan.

Examples of 懸命, けんめい in a sentence



Kanji in this word

JLPT 1

20 strokes

suspend, hang, 10%, install, depend, consult

On'Yomi: ケン, ケ

Kun'Yomi: か.ける, か.かる

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JLPT 3

8 strokes

fate, command, decree, destiny, life, appoint

On'Yomi: メイ, ミョウ

Kun'Yomi: いのち

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