Jul 25

“It isn’t official yet, but for all intents and purposes, he is the winner.” 「まだ正式に認めていないが彼が勝利したも同然。」

“The title is in my father’s name, but it’s my car, for all intents and purposes.” 「書類上はお父さんのものだけど実質的には私の車だ。」


It’s much simpler to say it’s my car than explain that it’s technically my father’s car, but I keep it at my house and I’m the only one who drives it. It’s not quite true to say it’s my car, but the truth is basically the same. If you want to borrow the car, you should ask me.

厳密には少し違うけど実質的にはそうだというときにfor all intents and purposesという表現が使えます。

We can use the phrase “for all intents and purposes” when something is so close to the truth that there is no practical difference.

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