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

PronunciationEdit

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
    声優 (せいゆう) (はつ)挑戦 (ちょうせん)声優 (せいゆう) (はつ)挑戦 (ちょうせん)
    seiyū hatsu-chōsen/seiyū ni hatsu-chōsen
    first time trying one's hand at being a voice actor

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VerbEdit

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

  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, のぼる↑ (lyrics), “恋はきっと急上昇☆”‎[1]:
      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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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hirayama, Tetsuo (1960) 全国アクセント辞典 (Nationwide Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: 東京堂,.