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YOUR WORD (= a promise)   約束


  • Your word is a promise that you make.

    To “give someone your word” is to promise them something.

    If someone “has your word”, you've promised them something.

    To “keep your word” is to keep a promise, and to “go back on your word” is to break a promise.
  • your word とは、自分がした約束のことです。

    give someone your word は、誰かに何かを約束する、という意味です。

    someone has your word は、誰かに何かを約束している、という意味です。

    keep your word は、約束を守る、という意味で、go back on your word は、約束を破る、という意味になります。

YOUR WORD (= a promise)


  1. It'll be done by tomorrow. I give you my word.
  2. The union representative gave me her word that they would not go on strike before the end of the year.
  3. I'll be there. You have my word.
  4. I promised them that I would be there, and I intend to keep my word.
  5. I wouldn't trust anything he says. He's gone back on his word too many times in the past.

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