civilized 教養のある

June 10, 2016  =========
☆ civilized 教養のある
Civilized has two meanings. The first meaning is when you describe a society as civilized, meaning that it is advanced, and has sensible laws, customs and education. Countries like Japan, the USA, Australia and England (and many more) would of course be described as civilized.
When you describe a person as being civilized, you mean that their behavior is polite and reasonable. In this sense, their level of education or background is not as important as their actual behavior. For example, someone who is intelligent, went to Tokyo University, and works in top management in a company would be considered “well-educated” but if they go out for drinks and get drunk every night, then you wouldn’t describe them as civilized, as no one considers this to be polite behavior.