HOME > WordMaster® > ANOTHER WORD FOR | 〜の別の言い方

For Life
2009.02.05(Review of 2006.08.07 edition)

You'll frequently see today's expression in crossword puzzle clues!

ACROSS
1. ...
5. another word for “salutation”
9. ...
...

DOWN
1. ...
2. ...
3. ...
...

Today's Lesson
ANOTHER WORD FOR   〜の別の言い方

Explanation

  • If Word #1 is another word for Word #2, then Word #1 has the same (or nearly the same) meaning as Word #2.

    By the way, we call a word that means the same thing as another word a “synonym.”

    Be Careful! We only use these expressions when talking about two words in the SAME language.
  • 例えば Word #1 とWord #2 が、同じ(か、ほとんど同じ)意味である場合、Word #1 は、another word for Word #2 、つまり、Word #2 の別の言い方、ということです。

    ちなみに、ほかの単語と同じ意味をもつ単語、つまり、同意語のことは synonym と言います。

    注意:どちらも、同一の言語である2つの単語について話すときのみ、使います。

ANOTHER WORD FOR

examples

  1. a: What's another word fortrip”?
    b: How about “journey”?
  2. (two newspaper reporters at their desks)
    BOB: Can you think of another word for “investigate”? I've already used “investigate” three times in this story.
    RON: (handing Bob a book) Here, use my thesaurus.
  3. (interview with a successful businessman)
    My father always told me that “risk” was just another word for “opportunity.”
  4. (crossword puzzle clue)
    Another word for “get ready.”**

英会話レッスンWe hope it's been a great week for you, so far!

** Answer: prepare