選択

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See also: 选择 and 選擇

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
せん
Grade: 4
じゃく > ちゃく
Grade: S
Irregular
Kanji in this term
せん
Grade: 4
じゃく
Grade: S
on’yomi
Kanji in this term
せん
Grade: 4
たく
Grade: S
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)
    • (Tokyo) んちゃく [sèńchákú] (Heiban – [0])
    • IPA(key): [sẽ̞ɲ̟t͡ɕa̠kɯ̟ᵝ]

Noun[edit]

選択 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 選擇, hiragana せんたく, rōmaji sentaku)
(alternative reading hiragana せんじゃく, romaji senjaku)
(alternative reading hiragana せんちゃく, romaji senchaku)

  1. a selection; a choice; an option
    • 2002, “Hellfire”, in Hellsing:
       (まえ) (せん) (たく)だ。
      Omae no sentaku da.
      It’s your choice.
    • 2016 April 23, “えいゆうとき [Time of Heroes]”, in エルドラージ覚醒 [Eldrazi Awakening], Wizards of the Coast:
       (だれ)もが (こと) () (はっ)しなかった。その (ひつ) (よう) ()かったから。エルドラージの (きょう) () (たい)しては、 (たん) (じゅん) (せん) (たく)しかなかった。 () () ()いて () (りょく) ()すか、 () () (にぎ) ()めて () (りょく) ()すか。
      Dare mo ga kotoba o hasshinakatta. Sono hitsuyō ga nakatta kara. Erudorāji no kyōi ni taishite wa, tanjun na sentaku shika nakatta. Buki o oite muryoku ni shisu ka, buki o nigirishimete biryoku ni shisu ka.
      No one spoke. There was no need. The threat of the Eldrazi presented a simple choice. Lay down your weapons and die for nothing, or hold them fast and die for something.

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Verb[edit]

選択する (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 選擇, hiragana せんたく, rōmaji sentaku)

  1. to select; to choose
    • 2007 February 1, Kitoh, Mohiro, “第31話「きりようすけ」③ [Chapter 31: “Kirie Yōsuke” ③]”, in ぼくらの [Our], volume 6 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-188349-4, page 55:
      イルカの () (かな)しんでも、 () (ちく) (ぶた) ()にいちいち (なみだ) (なが) (ひと)はいない。それはそこに (じゅん) (ばん)をつけているからよね。だから () (じん) () () (じん) ()、どちらかを (せん) (たく)しなくてはいけなくなったら、 (わたし) (まよ)わず () (じん) () (えら)ぶ。
      Iruka no shi o kanashinde mo, kachiku no buta no shi ni ichiichi namida o nagasu hito wa inai. Sore wa soko ni junban o tsuketeiru kara yo ne. Dakara chijin no shi to tajin no shi, dochira ka o sentakushinakute wa ikenaku nattara, watashi wa mayowazu tajin no shi o erabu.
      People may feel sad when a dolphin dies, but no one sheds tears over a livestock pig. It’s because those things aren’t equally important to them. That’s why, if I have to choose who to die between a friend and a stranger, I will always choose the stranger.

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