TAKOBOTO

Japanese dictionary & Nihongo learning tool. Use it online here or download an offline app
欠乏
Readings
けつぼう
ketsubou
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
want, shortage, faminefamine, manqueMangel, Unzulänglichkeit, Knappheit, Defizit

Kanji
ON: ケツ, ケンKUN: か.ける, か.く
lack, gap, fail, yawning radical (no. 76)

ON: ボウKUN: とぼ.しい, とも.しい
destitution, scarce, limited

Example sentences
知識は欠乏しており、知恵はさらに乏しい。Parts: 知識 (ちしき), 欠乏 (けつぼう), 居る (おる), 知恵 (ちえ), 更に (さらに), 乏しい (とぼしい)Knowledge is scarce; wisdom is scarcer.

Community comments
The words and kanji on this web site come from the amazing dictionary files JMDict, EDICT and KANJIDIC. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and are used in conformance with the Group's licence. The example sentences come from the projects Tatoeba and Tanaka Corpus. Kanji search by radicals is based on the Kradfile2 and Kradfile-u files containing radical decomposition of 13108 Japanese characters. Many thanks to all the people involved in those projects!