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Noun (futsuumeishi)
condition, situation, prospectsLage, Sachlage, Situation, Verhältnis, Zustand, Aussicht, Ausblick, Prospekt

ON: ケイ, ギョウKUN: かた, -がた, かたち, なり
shape, form, style

ON: セイ, ゼイKUN: いきお.い, はずみ
forces, energy, military strength

Example sentences
形勢は逆転した。Parts: 形勢 (けいせい), 逆転 (ぎゃくてん)Now the shoe is on the other foot.
Die Lage hat sich in ihr Gegenteil verkehrt.
Ситуация резко изменилась.

形勢は2対1で不利、勝ち目は半分。Parts: 形勢 (けいせい), (たい), 不利 (ふり), 勝ち目 (かちめ), 半分 (はんぶん)The chances are two to one against us.

気楽に行こうぜ。大丈夫、形勢は君に有利なのだから。Parts: 気楽に行こうぜ (きらくにいこうぜ), 大丈夫 (だいじょうぶ), 形勢 (けいせい), (きみ), 有利 (ゆうり), なのだ (なんだ), からTake it easy. I can assure you that chances are in your favor.

それで形勢が変わった。Parts: 其れで (それで), 形勢 (けいせい), 変わる (かわる)That altered the aspect of the case.

さあ、くよくよしないで。形勢は君に有利なんだから。Parts: さあ, くよくよ, 形勢 (けいせい), (きみ), 有利 (ゆうり), なのだ (なんだ), からCome on, take it easy. Chances are in your favor.

2人を比較すると彼の方が形勢不利だった。Parts: 二人 (ふたり), 比較 (ひかく), (かれ), (ほう), 形勢 (けいせい), 不利 (ふり)The comparison between the two was to his disadvantage.

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