勝負

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See also: 胜负

Chinese[edit]

victorious; able to do; competent enough to
 
lose; negative (math. etc.); to bear; to carry (on one's back)
trad. (勝負)
simp. (胜负)

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Noun[edit]

勝負

  1. victory or defeat

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 3

Grade: 3
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

勝負 (hiragana しょうぶ, rōmaji shōbu)

  1. a competition; a game; a match
    • 1933, 戸坂潤, 社会時評:
       (こく) (さい) (きょう) (そう) (かぎ)らず、 (しょう) () () (かい) (きん) (とう)でなければならぬ。
      Kokusai kyōsō ni kagirazu, shōbu wa kikai kintō de nakereba naranu.
      There must be equal opportunity in all games, not only international competitions.
    • 2007 March 15, Aoyama, Gosho, “ゴールデン・アイのまきぜんぺん [Golden Eye [First Chapter]]”, in まじっくかい [Magic Kaito], volume 4 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Shogakukan, ISBN 978-4-09-121005-0, page 108:
       (わたし) ()黒猫 (シャノアール) ()たる (にち) (よう)21 ()…ホテルオーシャンでの (きみ)との (しょう) () (たの)しみだ…
      Watashi no na wa Sha Noāru… Kitaru nichiyō nijūichi-ji… Hoteru Ōshan de no kimi no tono shōbu ga tanoshimi da…
      My name is Chat Noir… next Sunday at 21… I’m looking forward to the match with you at Hotel Ocean…
  2. victory or defeat, the outcome of a match
    • 1907, 夏目漱石, 虞美人草:
       (しょう) ()はすでについた。
      Shōbu wa sude ni tsuita.
      The outcome was already decided.

Verb[edit]

勝負する (intransitive, hiragana しょうぶ, rōmaji shōbu)

  1. compete; have a match

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