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READING  キョク、ゴク、きわ-める、きわ-まる、きわ-み
MEANING  poles
JLPT level N2 (full info & stroke order)
 
Words/compounds
なんきょく
South Pole, the Antarctic, Antarctica
ほっきょく
North Pole, the Arctic, polar
きょくど
maximum, extreme, utmost, curvature
しょうきょくてき
negative, half-hearted, passive, unmotivated, pessimistic
しょうきょく
negative, conservative
 
Example sentences
南極
それから彼らはインド洋へとまわり南極まで飛んでいきます。
Then they fly round to the Indian Ocean and down to Antarctica.
 
探検家は南極への出発を延期した。
The expedition has postponed its departure to the Antarctic.
北極
2、3ヶ月後、彼らは北極にある繁殖地へと戻っていきます。
A few months later they return to their breeding grounds in the Arctic.
 
北極熊は極地の氷原に住んでいるのだが、生息地を失い、絶滅するであろう。
The polar bear, which lives on the polar ice-cap, will lose its home and die out.
極度
彼の治世の次の十年間の政治的状況は、控え目に言っても極度に不安定であった。
The political situation was, to say the least, extremely unstable during the next ten years of his reign.
消極的
警察が医療事故の立件に消極的だ。
The police are reluctant to pursue criminal charges in medical cases.
 
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