aboutadverb

  • ja約、およそ、大体
  • ennear in time, number, degree, etc.; approximately

Examples

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Okay, the next contraction should be in about 20 seconds.
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I can't. I can't push anymore.
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- Sweetie, you're doing great. - I can't.
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Oh, God!
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Twenty seconds, my ass!
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Michael had a chicken pot pie for lunch.
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Actually, let me rephrase that.
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Michael had an entire chicken pot pie for lunch.
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Let me be more specific.
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Michael ate an entire family-sized chicken pot pie for lunch.
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And then he promptly fell asleep.
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So we're all trying to be very quiet so as to not to wake him up before 5:00 PM,
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which actually should be in about... 10 minutes.
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Well, hello.
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Hi.
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Can I help you with something?
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- I'm Curtis. - Simone.
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That's a nice name.
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Thanks.
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I'm looking for a woman.
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Sure, what sort of woman you looking for?
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She's about...
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About that tall.
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She's got cinnamon hair, and soft pale skin, devastating blue eyes.
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It's funny, but I think I've seen just the woman you're looking for.
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So the store was hit about 2 hours ago.
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They took mostly tablets, laptops, and cameras.
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Sorry.
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And what are you making, Monica?
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You know, in case Rachel's dessert is so good that I eat all of it.
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Nothing.
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Nothing?
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No, sweetie.
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I trust you.
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So if I mess this up, there's nothing else for dessert?
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You're not gonna mess it up.
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Wow, Monica, I love that.
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You really have faith in me.
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Thank you.
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Technical question.
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How do you know when the butter is done?
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Well, it's done about 2 minutes before it looks like that.
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If I were you, I'd turn around and start walking.
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'Cause in about 3 seconds, I'm gonna start shooting.
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Oh, God, he did the gun cock.
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Have you all had the sexual-history conversation?
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It's the conversation that happens about maybe 6 months into a relationship
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when things are getting a little bit serious.
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When did she start getting interested in this?
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We actually got flash cards for her in April.
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- Uh-huh, in April? - So, it's been about— Yeah.
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It's been about 6 months or so.
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Oh, look at those nerd bombs.
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Probably gonna use that fabric to make each other wizard cloaks.
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What is that, about a yard?
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Wow, yeah, it is about a yard.
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They'll never be cool.
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You're either born cool, or you're not.

Other meanings for about...

aboutpreposition

  • ja中止する
  • enon the subject of; concerning; in regard to
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Who doesn't like me?
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Everyone.
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Except for, uhm...
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No, everyone.
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What are you talking about?
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Don't feel bad.
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You know, they used to like you, a lot.
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But then you got promoted.
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And, you know, now you're all like Mr. Boss Man.
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You know, Mr. Bing, Mr. Bing, Boss Man Bing.
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We talked about this.
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Everyone balances work and kids.
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Yeah, but everyone's not a cop.
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True, but when our son wants to hear about the day he was born,
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we get to tell him that his dad helped a bunch of people and foiled a bank robbery.
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Guess that is kinda cool.
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Joey, what's going on?
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Okay, listen, you gotta promise you'll never, ever tell Ross that I told you.
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About what?
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He's planning your birthday party.
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- Oh, my God! I love him! - And you better act surprised.
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About what?
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My surprise party.
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- What surprise party? - Oh, stop it.
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Joey already told me.
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Well, as you can see, early stages of his training,
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we will continue and master the flip.
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I like the future of DP.
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I'm feeling good about it. Owen, I'm proud of you. Good job, bud.
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Hope there is nothing on my shirt.
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'Cause I can't look down.
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Oh, no dude, we're not doing that right now, okay?
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There's nothing on your shirt.
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No one cares about your shirt.
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Everything's not about you.