Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Word of the Day:  敗訴 & 勝訴

Today I learned 2 Japanese words used to describe winning and losing a lawsuit. 

敗訴【はいそ】する = to lose a case

勝訴【しょうそ】する =  to win a case

So you could combine them with 言い渡す(いいわたす)to translate expressions like "rule against" or "rule for."

n 地方裁判官は被告の敗訴を言い渡しました。
n The district court judge ruled against the defendant.

This construction also works with 解雇 【かいこ】 (n,vs) discharge; dismissal

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