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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 着手 (chakushu)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 着手 (chakushu)

Kana: ちゃくしゅ
Kanji: 着手
Romaji: chakushu

Type: Noun, するverb
Meaning: to start work (on), to undertake, to start committing a crime, embarkation, launch
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

彼は完全に統合された国家経済の土台を築くだけでなく機会という梯子を下へ伸ばして、いっそう多くの人に届けることのできる一連の政策に着手した。
kare wa kanzen ni tougou sareta kokka keizai no dodai o kizuku dake de naku kikai to iu hashigo o shita e no bashite, issou ooku no hito ni todokeru koto no dekiru ichiren no seisaku ni chakushu shita.
He embarked on a series of policies that not only laid the groundwork for a fully integrated national economy but extended the ladders of opportunity downward to reach more and more people.

国の良心が長い眠りからめざめ、貧困との新たな戦いに着手するという感覚は、あっという間にしぼんでいた。
kuni no ryoushin ga nagai nemuri kara mezame, hinkon to no arata na tatakai ni chakushu suru to iu kankaku wa, atto iu ma ni shibonde ita.
The sense that the nation had had its conscience stirred out of a long slumber and would launch a renewed war on poverty had quickly died away.

着手 (chakushu)

絶えず現状よりも一歩先のことを考えていたヒトラーは、ポーランド侵攻作戦の結果が見えてきた段階で、全面講和を提案する前に、西部での攻勢着手を考えていた。
taezu genjou yori mo ipposaki no koto o kangaete ita hitoraa wa, poorando shinkou sakusen no kekka ga miete kita dankai de, zenmen kouwa o teian suru mae ni, seibu de no kousei chakushu o kangaete ita.
Hitler, whose mind was always moving ahead of events, began to think of taking the offensive in the West while the Polish campaign was drawing to a close, and before he made his public proposal for a general peace conference.

国務省は、議会および国防総省と協力して外交施設に派遣される海兵隊保安警備隊の数を増やし、海外での防火と救命に関する設備要求の再検討と改善に着手した。
kokumushou wa, gikai oyobi kokubou soushou to kyouryoku shite gaikou shisetsu ni haken sareru kaiheitai hoan keibitai no kazu o fuyashi, kaigai de no bouka to kyuumei ni kan suru setsubi youkyuu no saikentou to kaizen ni chakushu shita.
The State Department was working with Congress and the Department of Defense to increase the number of Marine Security Detachments at U.S. diplomatic facilities, had reviewed and begun upgrading fire and life safety equipment requirements abroad.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 着手 (zhuóshǒu)
Korean: 착수 (chagsu)

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