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THE CITY vs. URBAN   都会 vs. 都会の


  • The expression the city is used to talk IN GENERAL about places where there are large numbers of homes, businesses, and other buildings.

    The word urban is used to talk about things found in or connected with the city.
  • the city は一般的に、住宅や企業、店舗、その他の建物がたくさん集まっている場所つまり、都会のことです。

    urban は、都市で見られる、または都市に関係のあるものを指すのに使います。


  1. I grew up in a very rural part of the country and always wanted to live in the city - any city. It didn't matter which one.
  2. Life in the city can sometimes be stressful because of the crowds and fast pace.
  3. Air pollution is often a problem in large urban areas.
  4. Urban development has really changed the downtown area. They've built a new museum of modern art, a concert hall, and a large shopping mall!

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