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Translation of "for" - English-Japanese dictionary


preposition   strong /fɔːr/ weak /r/
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 (時間、距離)の間 We walked for miles. I lived with my parents for a year.
A2 having a particular purpose (目的)~のためで What are those large scissors for?
A2 because of something (理由)~で Scotland is famous for its beautiful countryside. New York is famous for its buildings.
A2 in exchange for something, especially an amount of money ~に対して How much did you pay for your computer?
A2 on the occasion of ~の時に What did you buy him for his birthday?
A2 at a particular time (時間)に I’ve booked a table at the restaurant for nine o’clock.
A2 towards or in the direction of ~に向かって Just follow the signs for the airport.
A2 meaning or representing something ~に対する What’s the German word for “cucumber”?
B1 in order to help someone (人)のために I’ll carry those bags for you.
B1 representing a country or organization ~を代表して He plays football for Arsenal.
supporting or agreeing with someone or something ~を支持して Did you vote for or against the proposal?
used when comparing something to a particular fact ~として(は) She’s very tall for her age.
(Definition of for from the Cambridge English-Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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