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adverb, noun

English Meaning(s) for 約

  1. approximately; about
  1. promise; appointment; engagement
  2. shortening; reduction; simplification
  3. contraction (in phonetics)

Definition and Synonyms for 約

Approximately (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
Synonyms: ほぼ, まず, およそ, ざっと, あれこれ, おおよそ, ほとんど, , 無慮, , 粗粗,

Meanings for each kanji in 約

» promise; approximately; shrink

Stroke Order Diagrams for 約

Sample Sentences for 約

I lost my son about a decade ago.
I saw a fishing boat about a mile off the shore.
When the Incas were conquered by the Spanish about four hundred years ago, some of the Incas left Cuzco and went to Machu Picchu in the heart of Peru.
About one third of the earth's surface is land.
As I missed the train, I had to wait for the next one for about an hour.

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