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言わば, 謂わば, いわば

  • iwaba
JLPT LEVEL 3

Definition

adverb (fukushi)

  • so to speak
  • so to call it
  • as it were

Examples of 言わば,謂わば,いわば in a Sentence

その画家は、いわば永遠の少年
The artist is eternally a boy.
は、いわば生き字引
He is, so to speak, a walking dictionary.
Inventions are born, so to speak, of necessity.
What is shown on television is, as it were, a reflection of what society is like.
それはいわば生死問題
It is, as it were, a life and death problem.
それはいわば仕事一部だった
That was, as it were, part of the job.
は、言わば上がったようなもの
He is, so to speak, a fish out of water.
は、言わばにいるようなもの
He is, so to speak, a fish out of water.
When I speak to a Westerner, I have to shift mental gears, so to speak.
He never loses his curiosity; he is, as it were, an eternal youth.

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