Translation of "about" - English-Japanese dictionary

about

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

~のあちこちを(に、へ)
We wandered about the town.
what/how about…?

A2 used to suggest something

~はどうでしょう?(提案)
What about some lunch?
what/how about…?

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

~についてはどうでしょうか?
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

あちこちに(へ)
She just leaves her clothes lying about.
be about to do something

B1 to be going to do something very soon

ちょうど(まさに)~するところだ
I’m about to leave.

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