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争う
Readings
あらそう
arasou
Meanings
Godan verb with 'u' ending
intransitive verb
to compete, to contest, to contendêtre en désaccord, argumenter, disputer, s'affronter, soutenir

to quarrel, to argue, to dispute, to be at variance, to oppose
See also: 争えない
(usu. in negative form) to deny (e.g. evidence)streiten, sich zanken, Streit haben, uneinig sein, kämpfen, wetteifern, ringen, konkurrieren, leugnen (mit Verneinung)

Kanji
ON: ソウKUN: あらそ.う, いか.でか
contend, dispute, argue

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
その囚人達はまるで狂人のように互いに争った。Parts: 其の (その), 囚人 (しゅうじん), (たち), 丸で (まるで), 狂人 (きょうじん), の様に (のように), 互いに (たがいに), 争う (あらそう)The prisoners fought one another like so many mad people.

10チームが賞を得ようと争った。Parts: チーム (ティーム), (しょう), 得る (える), 争う (あらそう)Ten teams competed for the prize.
Dix équipes ont concouru pour le prix.
10 Mannschaften kämpften um den Preis.

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