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See also: 戰鬬, 戰鬪, 戰鬥, and 战斗

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JapaneseEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 戰鬪 (*jiɛ̀n *təuH). Compare Mandarin 戰鬥 (zhàndòu), Korean 전투 (jeontu), Vietnamese chiến đấu.

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戦闘 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 戰鬪, hiragana せんとう, rōmaji sentō)

  1. a battle, a fight, combat
     (せん) (とう)開始 (かいし)する
    sentō o kaishi suru
    to commence hostilities / to start fighting
     (せん) (とう) (ちゅう) ()する
    sentō o chūshi suru
    to suspend hostilities / to stop fighting
     (せん) (とう) (さん) ()する
    sentō ni sanka suru
    to see combat / to participate in a battle or action
    • 2003 July 17, “あんこくかいりゅうへい [Dark Sea Dragon Soldier]”, in 暗黒の侵略者 [Invader of Darkness] (in Japanese), Konami:
       (あん) (こく) (かい) () (かい) (まも) (せん) () (すい) (ちゅう)はもちろん、 (りく) (じょう)でも (たか) (せん) (とう) (のう) (りょく) (ほこ)る。
      Ankokukai no sekai o mamoru senshi. Suichū wa mochiron, rikujō demo takai sentō nōryoku o hokoru.
      A warrior who guards the world of the dark sea. He is proud of superior combat ability, in the water of course, but on the ground as well.

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戦闘する (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 戰鬪, hiragana せんとう, rōmaji sentō)

  1. to fight, to battle

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3