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Japanese – Semai | Shigen ni toboshii

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Expansionism, Japanese

狭い (せまい) semai ‘narrow’ 資源に乏しい (しげんにとぼしい) shigen ni toboshii ‘Limited in natural resources’ Relates to expansionism These two words / phrases often appear in similar contexts, hence their appearance here together. Dictionaries will give ‘narrow’ as the first meaning of the word semai, but when one hears it actually being used one soon realises that […]

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