チャンス

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English chance.[1][2][3]

First attested in a text from 1893.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

チャンス (chansu

  1. [from 1893] chance (an opportunity or possibility)
    (いま)チャンスだ!
    Ima ga chansu da!
    Now's the chance!
    • 2000 February 17, Maekawa, Takeshi, “(あら)たなる(きょ)(だい)(かべ)(まき) [A New Giant Obstacle Has Arrived]”, in (てっ)(けん)チンミ [New Ironfist Chinmi], volume 8 (fiction), Tokyo: Kodansha, →ISBN, pages 145–146:
      (わら)っていた‥‥ソウビは‥‥()にむかって()ちていくそのあいだもずっと‥‥(たす)かる(ほう)(ほう)はあった‥‥だけどソウビは——ぼくを(ころ)す——(さい)()機会(チャンス)にかけた‥‥‼()(ぶん)(いのち)()ててまでぼくを‥‥そうまでして‥‥
      Waratte ita‥‥ Sōbi wa‥‥ shi ni mukatte ochite iku sono aida mo zutto‥‥ Tasukaru hōhō wa atta‥‥ Dakedo Sōbi wa—— boku o korosu—— saigo no chansu ni kaketa‥‥‼ Jibun no inochi o sutete made boku o‥‥ sō made shite‥‥
      Sōbi... was looking at me and smiling… the whole time he was falling to his death... He could have gotten away... But Sōbi— still wanted to use his last chance— to kill me...!! He was willing to throw away his own life… only to end me...

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN