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middle; center; within; among; in; while (doing sth); during; China; Chinese; hit (the mark)
 
strong; solid; firm; unyielding; resolute
trad. (中堅)
simp. (中坚)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

中堅

  1. main force; main body of troops
  2. backbone; core; key figure

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ちゅう
Grade: 1
けん
Grade: S
on’yomi

NounEdit

中堅 (hiragana ちゅうけん, rōmaji chūken)

  1. main force, main body of troops
  2. backbone, core, key figure
    • 1948, 豊島与志雄, 小さき花にも:
      いったいこれが、新時代 (しんじだい)苦悩 (くのう)代弁者 (だいべんしゃ) ()される中堅 (ちゅうけん)作家 (さっか)の、本当 (ほんとう)姿 (すがた)なのであろうか。
      Ittai kore ga, shinjidai no kunō no daibensha to mesareru chūken sakka no, hontō no sugata na no de arō ka.
      Could this person presenting himself before me actually be the central literary figure serving as the mouthpiece of the anguish of our new age?
  3. (baseball) center field

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

中堅 (junggyeon) (hangeul 중견)

  1. Hanja form? of 중견 (backbone, nucleus).