Definition of いわば

いわばiwaba

adverb:

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

Example Sentences

良きyokiコーチKOOCHIhaいわばiwaba選手senshunooyanoようなyounaものmonoda
A good coach is like a father to his players.
bokunochichihaいわばiwaba生き字引ikijibikida
My father is, so to speak, a walking dictionary.
彼女kanojohaいわばiwaba歩くarukuスピーカーSUPIIKAAda
She is, as it were, a walking speaker.
彼女kanojohaいわばiwaba我々warewarenoアイドルAIDORUだったdatta
She was, so to speak, our idol.
kareha私のwatashino最もmottomo親しいshitashii友人yuujinde言わばiwaba兄弟kyoudaida
He's my best friend. We're like brothers.

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