Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Japanese phrase of the day - こらえる

Japanese phrase of the day

Kare ha naki tai no o jitto koraeta .

Translation - He manfully held back his tears [forbore to cry].

Related - 

痛さをこらえる stand [endure] the pain
笑いをこらえる stifle [suppress] one’s laughter
こらえ難い unbearable; unendurable
こらえかねて unable to bear 《it》 any longer; running out of patience.

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