Focus on the pronunciation of candidate
English definition of “candidate”
/ˈkæn·dɪˌdeɪt/, /-dɪ·dət/ n [C]
› a person who is competing to get a job or elected to a position: There are three candidates running for sheriff. candidacy
/ˈkæn·dɪ·də·si/ n [U] › She announced her candidacy for governor on the weekend.