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    active female referee

    The translation for "active" goes "performing or working", but I think "active" here means "offensive,positive,or aggressive", What do you think? Can "active" only have the meaning of "performing or working"?

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    ex)I have always wanted to be a soccer referee. Before I met Ms.Gim, an active female referee, I didn't know what I should do to become a referee...

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    Re: active female referee

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    The translation for "active" goes "performing or working", but I think "active" here means "offensive,positive,or aggressive", What do you think? Can "active" only have the meaning of "performing or working"?

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    ex)I have always wanted to be a soccer referee. Before I met Ms.Gim, an active female referee, I didn't know what I should do to become a referee...
    It means here that she is currently officiating in this role (this season, for example, not necessarily right now as we speak). If she has the qualifications to be a referee, but has not been working as such lately, she is not an "active referee".

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    Re: active female referee

    Okay, thanks, then how do you differentiate the meaning "active" of "aggressive or doing one's best" as in "Park Jisung is an active defense player in soccer"?

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    Re: active female referee

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Okay, thanks, then how do you differentiate the meaning "active" of "aggressive or doing one's best" as in "Park Jisung is an active defense player in soccer"?
    I don't think "active" means that in that context.
    Besides, an active referee, lawyer, teacher, etc. is one who is functioning in that position currently.

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