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2009.07.02

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Today's Lesson
ORIGINAL (idea)   独創的な(アイデア)

Explanation

  • If something - for example, an idea, suggestion, or piece of writing - is original, it is fresh and interesting because it is different from others.

    Someone is original if they are creative.

    The noun form is originality.
  • アイデア、提案、執筆作品などについて original と言うと、他のものと違って新鮮で面白い、つまり、独創的な、という意味です。

    人について original と言う場合も、独創的な、という意味です。

    名詞形は originality で、独創性、という意味です。

ORIGINAL (idea)

examples

  1. (copywriter)
    The most challenging part of the job is coming up with original ideas day after day.
  2. a: How about this for our new slogan: “Berlitz rocks!”?
    b: Surely we can think of something a little more original than that.
  3. (from a letter of recommendation)
    Jack is an immensely talented and original filmmaker.
  4. The company stays innovative by hiring young, original thinkers.
  5. It's a business idea that shows great originality. I'd be happy to back it.

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