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ikigai
noun

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English Meaning(s) for 生きがい

noun
  1. something one lives for; purpose in life; raison d'etre

Definition and Synonyms for 生きがい

Life a motive for living
Synonyms: 生き甲斐

Meanings for each kanji in 生きがい

life; genuine; birth Kanji Details »

Categories 生きがい is a member of

Motive the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal
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Sample Sentences for 生きがい

We must have something to live for.
Old people need something to live for.
My only reason to live for right now is my job.
Making money is his religion.
According to the newspaperman, it makes life worthwhile, doesn't it?

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