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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 競う (kisou)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 競う (kisou)

Kana: きそう
Kanji: 競う
Romaji: kisou

Type: Verb
Meaning: to compete, to contend, to vie, to contest
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

会社は知識にアクセスさせてくれるが、それを活用するのは自分だ。他の社員おおぜいと競うことになるから、技倆を高めなければだめだ。
kaisha wa chishiki ni akusesu sasete kureru ga, sore o katsuyou suru no wa jibun da. hoka no shain oozei to kisou koto ni naru kara, giryou o takamenakereba dame da.
The company will give you access to knowledge, but you have to take advantage of it. You have to build the skills because it will be you against a lot of other people.

子供を世界のエリートと競えるようにするには何が必要であるかを知っている。
kodomo o sekai no eriito to kisoeru you ni suru ni wa nani ga hitsuyou de aru ka o shitte iru.
I know what it takes to get my child ready to compete against the cream of the global crop.

競う (kisou)

現代のインドと中国の都市部では、この力が働いており、人々は均された競技場で競い、巨額の投資を呼び込んでいる。
gendai no indo to chuugoku no toshibu de wa, kono chikara ga hataraite ori, hitobito wa narasareta kyougijou de kisoi, kyogaku no toushi o yobikonde iru.
It is that dynamic that is going on in parts of urban India and urban China today, enabling people to compete on a level playing field and attracting investment dollars by the billions.

アメリカ軍部隊は広く薄く布陣していたから中国軍は軟弱な防衛線を競うようにして走りぬけた。
amerika gunbutai wa hiroku usuku fujin shite ita kara chuugoku gun wa nanjaku na boueisen o kisou you ni shite hashiri nuketa.
The American units were so thinly positioned that the Chinese seemed to race right through their fragile lines.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 竞争 (jìngzhēng)
Korean: 겨루다 (gyeoluda)

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