Last modified on 21 December 2013, at 04:40




From English challenge


チャレンジ (romaji charenji)

  1. self-challenge, trying hard to do something


チャレンジ + する (romaji charenji suru)

  1. try to do something, try and (verb)

Usage notesEdit

This word has shifted meaning from the English word challenge from which it came. It refers to challenging oneself, or taking on a challenge, rather than an attack on something. Therefore this word should be used when the speaker is taking on a new task, a new challenge. It is not to be translated literally as the verb challenge, or one will end up with sentences like "he is a challenging person" or "I will challenge tennis."