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Kanji in this term
ちょう
Grade: S
せん
Grade: 4
on'yomi

NounEdit

挑戦 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 挑戰, hiragana ちょうせん, rōmaji chōsen)

  1. challenge (against authority or a higher-ranked person)
    新参者 (しんざんもの)からの挑戦 (ちょうせん)
    shinzanmono kara no chōsen
    challenge from a newcomer
  2. (figuratively) try at something

CompoundsEdit

VerbEdit

挑戦する (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 挑戰, hiragana ちょうせん, rōmaji chōsen)

  1. to challenge
  2. (figuratively) to take on the challenge of doing something (especially something one has not done before); to try; to try one's hand at
    2009, “恋はきっと急上昇☆[1], performed by のぼる↑P:
    菓子作 (かしつく)りに 挑戦 (ちょうせん)して
    いつも ()がして  (わた)せずじまい
    okashi-tsukuri ni chōsen shite mo
    itsumo kogashite watasezu jimai
    Even if I try my hand at making sweets,
    I always end up burning them and never give them to you

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