Which is always the problem of translation. Words have different connotations in the same language, a problem which only compounds across the language barrier.
It is important to understand what is meant by the word in a particular context.
For some competition means to win at all costs. For others, it does not.
Originally posted by akiy
Sticking with the language part of this discussion (as this is the language forum), it's basically the same in English, too. The term "compete" comes from the Latin competere or com- together + petere to seek.