Translation of "back" - English-Japanese dictionary


adverb uk /bæk/ us /bæk/

A1 to the place where someone or something was before

元に(へ), (元の位置に)戻って
When do you go back to college?
I put it back in the cupboard.

A2 as a reply or reaction to something

折り返し, 反応して
Can I call you back later?

B1 in a direction behind you

後ろへ(に), 後方へ(に)
She stepped back.

to the state something or someone was in before

Try to go back to sleep.

to an earlier time

過去に, (時間を)さかのぼり
Looking back, I think we did the right thing.
I heard from them back in January.
back and forth

in one direction then the opposite way, many times

行ったり来たり, 前後に
She goes back and forth between London and Paris quite often.
noun uk /bæk/ us /bæk/

A1 the part of something that is away from the front

後ろ, 後部, 裏面
Our seats were at the back of the theatre.

A2 the part of your body from your shoulders to your bottom

He was lying on his back.
in back of


~の後ろに, ~の後部に
They sat in back of us on the plane.
back to front

with the back part of something where the front should be

You’ve got your T-shirt on back to front.
behind someone’s back

If you do something behind someone’s back, you do it without them knowing, often in an unfair way.

(人)の陰で, (人)に隠れて
Have they been saying things about me behind my back?
verb uk /bæk/ us /bæk/

to give support to a person or plan

~を支援する, 後援する
He backed Clark in the recent election.

to move or drive backwards

後ろに進む, バックする
It’s best to back into a parking space.
adjective uk /bæk/ us /bæk/

A2 at the back of something

後ろの, 後方の
the back door
the back garden

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