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(Goiryoku) ((語彙力) – (Limited Vocabulary))

  • (Goiryoku)


    When lacking vocabulary and writing mundane and boring opinions, recent young people sometimes append ‘(goiryoku)’ at the end of their sentences.

    Since goi (語彙) means “vocabulary,” and ryoku (力) means “ability,” the literal meaning of goiryoku is”vocabulary ability.”
    「語彙」は “vocabulary”、「力」は “ability” を意味するので、「語彙力」は文字どおり “vocabulary ability” という意味になります。

    By adding ‘(goiryoku)’ in parentheses at the end of a sentence, they excuse their limited vocabulary or self-deprecate the fact that they cannot express their opinions well with rich expressions.

    For example, it is used like 「おいしい(語彙力)」, where oishī (おいしい) means “delicious.”

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