1. 〔最近〕recently, lately, of late (▼過去,現在完了時制の文で用いられる.of lateはやや堅苦しい語) ⇒さいきん(最近); 〔当節〕nowadays, today
    • 近頃の傾向
    • present-day trends
    • 近頃の流行
    • recent fashions/fashions of late
    • 近頃めったにあの人に会わない
    • I seldom see him now./I haven't seen much of him lately.
    • 近頃景気はどうですか
    • How is (your) business these days?
    • そのことはつい近頃までだれも知らなかった
    • No one knew it until quite recently.
    • 近頃にない大雪に見舞われた
    • We had the heaviest snowfall in recent years.
    • 近頃の日本の経済は危なっかしい
    • The Japanese economy today looks insecure [shaky].