高校生からはじめる号現代英語 2019/6/4 L9 Youngest-ever go professional
The youngest-ever “go” professional

A 9-year-old girl is set to become the youngest-ever professional player of the Asian board game “go.”
Sumire Nakamura, a fourth-grader at an Osaka elementary school, will be 10 when she launches her career in April. The previous record was set by an 11-year-old Japanese girl nine years ago.
The Japan Go Association, or Nihon Ki-in, made the announcement Saturday. The association decided to promote Nakamura to the first dan, the starting rank for professionals, under a quota system for gifted children.
“I feel happy when I win a match,” she told a news conference in Tokyo. “I want to win a major title while I am in junior high school.”
Talent at playing the board game runs in the family. Her father is a professional player holding the ninth dan, the highest level. Her mother is a former go instructor. And Nakamura has worked very hard. According to her father, she studies go for up to nine hours a day.

youngest-ovor ever(これまでで)最も若い、史上最年少の
be set to -, 〜することになっている、〜することが決まっている
board 板、盤
launch 参入する、乗り出す
career キャリア、自分が専門とする職業(で技能・経験を積み重ねていくこと)、職業人生、経歴
previous 以前の
promote 推進する、昇格させる
rank ランク、階級、段位、階級を〜とする
quota(人数などの)割り当て、定員
gifted 神から才能を贈られた、天与の才能を持つ
match 対戦、(囲碁などの)試合対局、
news conference 記者会見
win a title title(優勝者という肩書・地位)を勝ち取る、優勝する
talent(生まれつきの)才能、素質
up to -, 最高で〜、最大で〜

-数字をスペルアウトするかどうかのルール
「9歳の」は9-year-oldで、「9年前に」はnine years agoと、アルファベット
「数字が1桁の場合はアルファベッつまり10以上)はアラビア数字で書きのが原則

one、two、three、four、five、six、seven、eight, nine, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, ..。
ただし、この「nineまではスペルアウト」は原則であり、例外がたくさんあります。
1桁であっても、9-year-old、3 percent すっきり見える




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