Chinese Word Entry

爭先

Simplified Chinese form: 争先

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄓㄥ ㄒㄧㄢ
Mandarin (Pinyin): zhēng xiān
Cantonese (Jyutping): zang1 sin1
Definitions:
  1. to compete to be first

  2. to contest first place


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Chinese characters used in this word

to dispute, fight, contend, strive
Readings
Mandarin: ㄓㄥ (zhēng), ㄓㄥˋ (zhèng)
Cantonese: caang1, zaang1, zang1
Japanese: ソウ / あらそ.う、 いか.でか
Korean:
Vietnamese: tranh, tránh
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:
Simplified Japanese form:

before, ahead, previous, future, precedence, first, former
Readings
Mandarin: ㄒㄧㄢ (xiān)
Cantonese: sin1
Japanese: セン / さき、 ま.ず、 さきんじる
Korean:
Vietnamese: tiên, tiến