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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 交代 (koutai)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 交代 (koutai)

Kana: こうたい
Kanji: 交代
Romaji: koutai

Type: Noun, するverb
Meaning: alternation, change, relief, relay, shift, substitution (sports, etc.), taking turns
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

私が非公式に集めた情報をもとに、公式ルートで問題が顕在化する前に大使交代となったことが三回あった。
watashi ga hikoushiki ni atsumeta jouhou o moto ni, koushiki ruuto de mondai ga genzaika suru mae ni taishi koutai to natta koto ga sankai atta.
On three occasions ambassadors had to be quietly removed before formal channels woke up to the problem, because of information I had received through informal channels.

明言できなくても、我々はふたたび、イスラム国家で政権交代をさせるために軍隊を関与させることになるだろう。
meigen dekinakute mo, wareware wa futatabi, isuramu kokka de seiken koutai o saseru tame ni guntai o kan’yo saseru koto ni naru darou.
We would once again be committing our military to force regime change in a Muslim land, even though we can’t quite bring ourselves to say it.

交代 (koutai)

通信網の管轄を国務省とCIAで1年交代にするとしたのだ。
tsuushinmou no kankatsu o kokumushou to shiiaiee de ichi nen koutai ni suru to shita no da.
Responsibility for the communication pipes was switched yearly between State and the CIA.

小規模な小銃中隊よりも上のレベルでは、もっと高度な方法で交代する。
shoukibo na shoujuu chuutai yori mo ue no reberu de wa, motto koudo na houhou de koutai suru.
At levels above a small rifle company, there is a more sophisticated way to handle these transitions.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 取代 (qǔdài)
Korean: 교체 (gyoche)

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