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In both of the answers, 挑战 can be seen as the verb. For this sentence: 我第一次挑战这么高难度的手术。 ...the skeleton of this sentence is 我(subject) 挑战(verb) 手术(object) For this one: 这么高难度的手术我第一次挑战。 ... the skeleton is the same, but in an inverted order: 手术 我 挑战. Inverted sentence is a common sentence structure in Chinese, and it's mainly used to emphasize the object, ...


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since 挑战 is being used as a noun No, sorry, it's used as a verb. 第一次挑战 In English we would say: "face (as if in a duel or combat) for the first time". A vital rule we must always abide to (at least at your level of knowledge, preparing for HSK5) is to use a Chinese monolingual dictionary for the correct meaning/s. Bilingual dictionaries are ...


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since 挑战 is being used as a noun You are thinking of 第一次挑战 as "My first challenge", but 挑战 is still a verb in the following sentences [SVO sentence] 我第一次(First time I) 挑战 (challenge) 这么高难度的手术。 (such a difficult operation) [Topic + comment sentence] 这么高难度的手术 (such a difficult operation) 我第一次挑战。 (I challenge it for the first time) 次 can be a ...


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