格闘

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かく
Grade: 5
とう
Grade: S
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Noun[edit]

格闘 ‎(hiragana かくとう, romaji kakutō)

  1. the act of fighting each other; a fight or grapple
  2. tackling a difficult problem

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Verb[edit]

格闘 + する ‎(intransitive, hiragana かくとうする, romaji kakutō suru)

  1. fight, scuffle
    自分 (じぶん)のシッポと格闘 (かくとう)する (ねこ)
    jibun no shippo to kakutō suru neko
    a cat scuffling with its own tail
  2. struggle with a problem
    差別 (さべつ)格闘 (かくとう)する
    sabetsu to kakutō suru
    tackle discrimination

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