reputation 名声

October 30, 2016 =========

☆   reputation  名声


There are three ways to use today’s word. Firstly, to “have a reputation” for something means that you are known or remembered for that thing. This can be a good or a bad thing. For example, “Sarah has a reputation for always being late.” Or “Barcelona has a reputation for being a design-conscious, creative city.”

Someone or something’s reputation is the opinion people have about that person or thing. For example, “Harvard University has a good reputation.” Or “After the company went bankrupt, his reputation as a good CEO was ruined.”

And finally, if you “know someone by reputation” it means that you have never met them but have heard of their reputation.