挑戦

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Japanese[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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
     (せい) (ゆう) (はつ) (ちょう) (せん) (せい) (ゆう) (はつ) (ちょう) (せん)
    seiyū hatsu-chōsen/seiyū ni hatsu-chōsen
    first time trying one's hand at being a voice actor

Compounds[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hirayama, Tetsuo (1960) 全国アクセント辞典 (Nationwide Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: 東京堂,.