They were good rivals at go.
Go no yoi aite dōshi datta.
go (board game of capturing territory)
indicates possessive; nominalizes verbs and adjectives; substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases; (at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusion; (at sentence-end) indicates emotional emphasis; (at sentence-end, rising tone) indicates question
good; excellent; fine; nice; pleasant; agreeable; sufficient (can be used to turn down an offer); ready; prepared; profitable (e.g. deal, business offer, etc.); beneficial; OK
companion; partner; company; other party; addressee; opponent (sports, etc.)
fellow; mutual; companion; comrade
be; is; indicates past or completed action; indicates light imperative
Readings: ソウ、 ショウ、 あい-
Meanings: inter-, mutual, together, each other, minister of state, councillor, aspect, phase, physiognomy
Readings: シュ、 ズ、 て、 て-、 -て、 た-
Readings: ドウ、 おな.じ
Meanings: same, agree, equal
Readings: シ、 さむらい
Meanings: gentleman, samurai, samurai radical (no. 33)