挑戦

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ちょう
Grade: S
せん
Grade: 4
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

挑戦 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 挑戰, hiragana ちょうせん, rōmaji chōsen)

  1. challenge (against authority or a higher-ranked person)
    新参者 (しんざんもの)からの (ちょう) (せん)
    shinzanmono kara no chōsen
    challenge from a newcomer
  2. (figuratively) try at something

Compounds[edit]

Verb[edit]

挑戦する (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 挑戰, hiragana ちょうせん, rōmaji chōsen)

  1. to challenge
  2. (figuratively) to take on the challenge of doing something (especially something one has not done before); to try; to try one's hand at
    2009, “恋はきっと急上昇☆[1], performed by のぼる↑P:
    菓子作 (かしつく)りに  (ちょう) (せん)して
    いつも ()がして  (わた)せずじまい
    okashi-tsukuri ni chōsen shite mo
    itsumo kogashite watasezu jimai
    Even if I try my hand at making sweets,
    I always end up burning them and never give them to you

Conjugation[edit]