大将

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Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 大將 (“senior general; high-ranking officer; etc.”).
(This term, 大将, is the simplified form of 大將.)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
たい
Grade: 1
しょう
Grade: 6
kan’on
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Etymology[edit]

(tai-, great; grand) +‎ (shō, general; commander)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

大将 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 大將, hiragana たいしょう, rōmaji taishō, historical hiragana たいしやう)

  1. (military) a general
  2. (military) an admiral (naval officer of the highest rank)
  3. a "first", a sportsperson who assumes the leading role in a team, generally the strongest member
    • 1984 October 20 [Jan 15 1983], Murakami, Motoka, “にっぽん一のまき [Japan’s Number One]”, in けん [Musashi’s Sword], volume 8 (fiction), 7th edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 47:
       (せん) (せい)! なして () () () (たい) (しょう)でわたすが (ふく) (しょう)だあ⁉
      Sensei! Nashite Musashi ga taishō de watasu ga fukushō dā⁉
      Sensei! How come Musashi’s the first and ah’m the second⁉
    • 1999 November 20 [Aug 9 1999], Hotta, Yumi; Obata, Takeshi, “だいきょく たいしょうふくしょうさんしょう [Game 9: First, Second and Third]”, in ヒカルの碁, volume 2 (fiction), 3rd edition, Tokyo: Shueisha, →ISBN, page 35:
      オレが (たい) (しょう) このガキが (ふく) (しょう) おまえが (さん) (しょう)
      Ore ga taishō Kono gaki ga fukushō O-mae ga sanshō
      I’ll be the first, the brat’s the second, you’re the third
      なんでボクが (さん) (しょう)なんだ
      Nan de boku ga sanshō nan da
      Why am I the third?
       (じつ) (りょく) (じゅん)だろ?オレ天才だし
      Jitsuryokujun daro? Ore tensai da shi
      Isn’t it supposed to be in order of strength? I’m a genius.
       (しょう) (がく) (せい) (ふく) (しょう)をやらせるわけにいかないよ
      Shōgakusei ni fukushō o yaraseru wake ni ikanai yo
      We can’t have a grade school kid be the second!
      じゃ おまえが (ふく) (しょう)でコイツが (さん) (しょう)
      Ja o-mae ga fukushō de koitsu ga sanshō na
      You’re the second and he’s the third then.

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