Translation of "for" - English-Japanese dictionary


preposition uk strong /fɔːr/ us /fɔr/ weak /r/ us /fɔr/

A1 to be given to or used by someone or something

~のために(の), ~用に
I bought a dress for their new baby.
We need some curtains for the bedroom.

A1 used to show an amount of time or distance

We walked for miles.
I lived with my parents for a year.
I’ve known David for many years.

A2 having a particular purpose

What are those large scissors for?

A2 because of something

Scotland is famous for its beautiful countryside.
New York is famous for its buildings.

A2 in exchange for something, especially an amount of money

How much did you pay for your computer?

A2 on the occasion of

What did you buy him for his birthday?

A2 at a particular time

I’ve booked a table at the restaurant for nine o’clock.

A2 towards or in the direction of

Just follow the signs for the airport.

A2 meaning or representing something

What’s the German word for ‘cucumber’?

B1 in order to help someone

I’ll carry those bags for you.

B1 representing a country or organization

He plays football for Arsenal.

supporting or agreeing with someone or something

Did you vote for or against the proposal?

used when comparing something to a particular fact

She’s very tall for her age.

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