1. (a) difference
    • AとBの違い
    • the difference between A and B
    • それは大した違いだ[違いはない]
    • It makes 「a great [little] difference.
    • 5分違いで彼に会えなかった
    • I missed him by five minutes.
    • 彼とは2歳違いです
    • He is two years older [younger] than I am.
  1. 違い棚staggered wall shelves(, usually built next to the alcove in a Japanese style room)