Translation of "about" - English-Japanese dictionary


preposition uk /əˈbaʊt/ us /əˈbɑʊt/

A1 relating to a particular subject

~について, ~に関して
What was she talking about?

UK to or in different parts of a place

We wandered about the town.
what/how about…?

A2 used to suggest something

What about some lunch?
what/how about…?

B1 used to ask for someone’s opinion on a particular subject

What about this restaurant? Is it good?
adverb uk /əˈbaʊt/ us /əˈbɑʊt/

A1 close to a particular number or time, although not exactly that number or time

約, およそ
It happened about two months ago.

UK to or in different parts of a place

She just leaves her clothes lying about.
be about to do something

B1 to be going to do something very soon

I’m about to leave.

(Translation of “about” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)