Day 280



瞬き 【またたき; まばたき】 (n,vs) wink; twinkling (of stars); flicker (of light); blink (of light)

彼女はまばたきして涙を止めようとした。 She blinked to stop the tears.

手柄 【てがら】 (n) achievement; feat; meritorious deed; distinguished service

 悪人でも手柄は認めてやれ。 Give credit where credit is due.

挫ける 【くじける】 (v1,vi) to be crushed; to be broken; to be sprained

いざというとき決意がくじけた。 My resolution dissolved at the last moment.

思い付く(P); 思いつく 【おもいつく】 (v5k) to think of; to hit upon; to come into one’s mind; to be struck with an idea

いい考えを思いついた。 A good idea came into my mind.

気が引ける 【きがひける】 (v1,exp) to feel awkward; to feel shy

こんな身なりで外出するのは気が引ける。 I am ashamed to go out, dressed like this.


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