Learn to master the English expression of 'about'


When you say "about" like about the meeting, don't you always use about?

Actually, on can also be used to mean "about", and we often hear the words "regarding" and "concerning". Let's understand various English expressions that express "about" and become able to use them by yourself.

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  • Simple "about" that can be said in one word
  • I want to be aware of the meaning of words Two or more words "about"
  • If you want to be able to master "about"

Simple "about" that can be said in one word

About, which is also used to mean "about," is a nuance such as "around." So, when you say "about", if you want to specify "a little narrower than the surroundings of", you will use another word. First, let's look at expressions that can be used simply in one word.

About of "around"

What are you talking about ?

talk about ~ (talking about ~), be worried about ~ (worried about ~), How about ~? (How about ~?), Etc., which means "around", is "about" in conversation. It can be widely used when saying "about" or "about".

Point to a specific thing on

Do you have any comment on that ?

Since on means "contact" with something and the range is narrower than about, comment on ~ (comment about ~), book on ~ (book about ~), information on ~ (about ~) Information), etc., is suitable for pointing to something specific or highly specialized.

"Looking towards" for

Please contact us for further details.

For, which means "for", has an image of pointing to the object "turning toward", contact for ~ (inquire about ~), ask for ~ (ask about ~), thank you for ~ You can use it like (thank you for).

"Thinking about" registering

I'll talk to her regarding the issue.

regard is a verb that says "think about", followed by a noun immediately after registering, meaning "about (thinking)". It's a slightly different way of saying things that are often used in business.

"Relevant" concerning

Here's the data concerning the market's reaction.

Concern is a verb that means "related to", and if you follow the noun immediately after "concerning", it means "related to". This is also a slightly revised word. Also, note that concern also means "worry", and "It's concerning." Means "it's worrisome."

A: Can you tell me something more on this ?

B: Regarding the issue, I'm going to ask Mr. Johnson.

A: Thank you for that. I appreciate it.

I want to be aware of the meaning of words Two or more words "about"

In Japanese, you can simply say "about", but in English, you may say "about the condition" and "respect".

It's useful for emphasizing what you want to say or for separating stories, and is often used in business conversations, speeches, interviews, and so on. Let's check what kind of expression is used.

"Speaking of ..." as for

As for clothing, I'm no expert. (I don't know much about clothes)

As for, which means "as" and "for", means "as for", which means "as for". It is often used at the beginning of a sentence with a nuance such as "speaking about".

Dealing with "handling"

I have a job dealing with finances.

deal with ~ means "to handle ~", and if you follow a noun with dealing with ~, it means "to deal with ~, about ~". It is a convenient way of saying something that can be vaguely expressed as a job dealing with people.

Say "conditions of" in terms of

Canada is the best country in terms of quality of life.

Term has the meaning of "condition, period, ~ term", and in terms of ~ can be used in general with the nuance such as "about the condition of ~".

Say "things" in the matter of

We should raise awareness in the matter of food safety.

In addition to the meaning of "problem," matter is a word that can vaguely refer to things as "about," and "in the matter of" means "about." increase.

"Respect" with respect to

With respect to your question, we don't have the answer yet .

Respect is a word that means "respect, respect", and with respect to has a nuance such as "respect for", but in reality, it is an expression when you say "about, about" politely. am.

A: Japan is the best country in terms of hygiene. (Japan is the best country in terms of hygiene.)

B: And we should raise awareness in the matter of healthy diet.

A: I agree. Let 's see what we can do on that.