1. 1〔時節,時期〕(the) time
    • ころは8月,夏のさなかであった
    • It was August, just at the height of summer.
    • あのころは
    • in those days
    • そのころまでには
    • by that time
    • 毎年このころに
    • at this time of the year
    • 桜のころに
    • in the cherry blossom seasonwhen the cherry blossoms are in bloom
    • まだ若いころに
    • when I was still young
    • 彼はもう家に戻っているころだ
    • He should have arrived home by now.
  1. 2〔およそ〕 ⇒-ごろ(-頃)
    • 1時ごろ
    • about one o'clock
    • 4月半ばごろ
    • around mid-April
    • 会の終わりごろに
    • toward(s) the end of the party
    • 今がかきの食べごろだ
    • This is the best season for oysters./Oysters are now at their best.