Translation of "act" - English-Japanese dictionary


verb uk /ækt/ us /ækt/

B1 to behave in a particular way, usually a bad way

Stop acting like a child!

B1 to perform in a play or movie

(芝居や映画で)演じる, 演技をする

to do something to stop a problem

We have to act now to stop the spread of this disease.

Phrasal verb(s)

noun uk /ækt/ us /ækt/

B1 one of the parts of a play


something that someone does

行動, 活動
an act of kindness

a law made by a government

条例, 法律
an act of Parliament

a way of behaving in which someone pretends to be or feel something

ふり, みせかけ, 芝居
She’s not really upset – it’s just an act.

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