English to Japanese Meaning :: rather

Rather :
かなり, 一寸, 中々, 中中, やや, 寧ろ, 却って, 寧, いっそ, だいぶ, どうやら, 却, 位
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Adverb(1) on the contrary, or instead(2) to some (great or small(3) more readily or willingly(4) to a degree (not used with a negative

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(1) This is not a simple party concern but rather a matter of urgent national interest.(2) I cannot think of anybody else I would rather have as chief bridesmaid.(3) I didn't post about my Suffolk adventures yesterday, as quite frankly I was rather tired.(4) Some of the monkeys were friendly, but others were behaving rather oddly.(5) I rather thought he was showing off(6) It prefers rather to say that it offers discounts to married couples.(7) would you like some wine or would you rather stick to sherry?(8) Andrea wasn't the sort to nag, rather such a quiet, forbearing type that people would hold her up as an example.(9) Yet its members still do not see it as leading opinion, rather as reacting to government initiatives.(10) I think I would rather have been at the ancient Greek Olympiads than at the one that's coming up.(11) I'd rather hoped that we would see the desert dunes of Maspalomas as part of our trek.(12) As has been said before, this is a joint problem for clubs and the union and it needs a joint solution, or rather solutions.(13) Anyone with an ounce of compassion can see he is to be pitied rather than pilloried.(14) We all get impatient at times but most people have the maturity to hold this in check and would rather arrive late than risk not arriving at all.(15) Bloggers are also free to give their own opinions, rather than toe the party line in the way that some journalists have to.(16) That has to be a question of opinion rather than fact, so it depends on what you make of the evidence.
Related Words
(1) rather than ::
(2) would rather ::
(3) or rather ::
(4) but rather ::
(5) rather then ::
(6) rather like ::
(7) rather good ::
(8) rather fat ::
1. sooner ::
2. quite ::
3. more precisely ::
4. more ::
5. on the contrary ::
6. kind of ::
7. instead ::
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Word Example from TV Shows

The best way to learn proper English is to read news report, and watch news on TV. Watching TV shows is a great way to learn casual English, slang words, understand culture reference and humor. If you have already watched these shows then you may recall the words used in the following dialogs.

I\'d rather get a prostate exam from a
leper who walks away with nine fingers.

I'd RATHER get a prostate exam from a leper who walks away with nine fingers.

The Big Bang Theory Season 4, Episode 22

I have grown rather used
to being the family insult.

I have grown RATHER used to being the family insult.

Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 1

You seem rather drunk.

You seem RATHER drunk.

Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 8

Well, then why would she rather
spend the day with Leonard?

Well, then why would she RATHER spend the day with Leonard?

The Big Bang Theory Season 12, Episode 22

If they\'d rather burn than fight for me,
so be it.

If they'd RATHER burn than fight for me, so be it.

Game of Thrones Season 5, Episode 3

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