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Grammar detail: を中心に

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JLPT:
を中心に - to center around, to focus on, to revolve around
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を中心に
means
to center around, to focus on
“with X at the center”
This expression means that something happens or is done with X as the central or main place, object, person etc. The specific meaning differs depending on the context.
がいこく
外国
かわせ
為替
レートってどのように
あらわ
がいこく
外国
かわせ
為替
しじょう
市場
べい
ドル
ちゅうしん
中心
ひょうじ
表示
されます

How should foreign exchange rates be shown? In the foreign exchange market they are displayed centered on the American dollar.
せかい
世界
けいざい
経済
アメリカ
けいざい
経済
ちゅうしん
中心
うご
いている
という
じじつ
事実
だれ
ひてい
否定
できない
Nobody can deny the fact the world economy revolves around the American economy.
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Kanji used in this grammar

チュウ   ジュウ   なか middle   
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シン   こころ heart   
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ガイ   ゲ   そと outside   ほか other   はず to remove, mislead   はずれる to come off, to miss   
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コク   くに country   
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イ    do   
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タイ   かえる to replace   かわる to be replaced   
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ヒョウ   おもて surface, front   あらわ to show, to present   あらわれる to be present, to appear   
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シ   いち market   
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ジョウ   ば place   
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ベイ   マイ   こめ rice   
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ジ   シ   しめ to show   
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セ   セイ   よ the world   
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カイ    world   
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ケイ   キョウ   へ to elapse   
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サイ   finish   す to be finished   すます to be through with   
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ドウ   うご to move, to stir   うごかす to shift, to move   
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ジ   ズ   こと thing; matter   
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ジツ    fruit; reality   み fruit, nut   みの to bear fruit   
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だれ who   
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ヒ   いな no   
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テイ   ジョウ   determined   さだ decidedly, truly   さだめる to decide, determine   さだまる to be determined   
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