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先手を打つ
Readings
せんてをうつ
sentewoutsu
English
Expression
Godan verb with 'tsu' ending
to forestall, to beat to the punch, to anticipate

Expression
Godan verb with 'tsu' ending
to play the first move (e.g. in go)

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Conjugated forms
Present, Future 先手を打つ, 先手を打ちます
[does], will [do]
先手を打たない, 先手を打ちません
doesn't [do], will not [do]
Past 先手を打った, 先手を打ちました
[did]
先手を打たなかった, 先手を打ちませんでした
didn't [do]
Te-form, Continuative 先手を打って, 先手を打ちまして 先手を打たないで, 先手を打ちませんで 先手を打たなくて
Kanjis
ON: セン KUN: さき, ま.ず
before, ahead, previous, future, precedence

Stroke: 6 Grade: 1 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 2-4-2 FC: 2421.1


ON: シュ, ズ KUN: て, て-, -て, た-
hand

Stroke: 4 Grade: 1 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 4-4-3 FC: 2050.0


ON: ダ, ダース KUN: う.つ, う.ち-, ぶ.つ
strike, hit, knock, pound, dozen

Stroke: 5 Grade: 3 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 1-3-2 FC: 5102.2


Phrases
彼が何か言いかけたが先手を打ってやった。
Parts: (かれ) 何か (なにか) 言い掛ける (いいかける) 先手を打つ (せんてをうつ) 遣る (やった)
He started to say something, but I beat him to it.