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N2 Lesson 8: 6/24

いわゆる
what is called, so-called, generally known

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いわゆる + Noun
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  • [いわゆるA is used when something is commonly known as A/often called A]
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本物(ほんもの)のように見(み)えるが薬効(やっこう)成分(せいぶん)のない薬(くすり)いわゆる偽薬(ぎやく)(プラセボ)は場合(ばあい)によって医者(いしゃ)に処方(しょほう)されているかもしれない。
Medicine that looks like the real thing, but does not have an active ingredient (what is called a placebo), might be prescribed by a doctor in some cases.
[偽薬 is more common than プラセボ]
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他(ほか)の言語(げんご)から取(と)り入(い)れた言葉(ことば)いわゆる借用(しゃくよう)語(ご)日本語(にほんご)中(なか)によくみられる。
Words introduced from other languages, so-called loanwords, can often be seen in Japanese.
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彼(かれ)いわゆるゴールドラッシュのおかげで大金(たいきん)を稼(かせ)いだ。
He has earned his fortune thanks to the so-called gold rush.
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