Q: ulterior motive とはどういう意味ですか?
A: An ulterior motive is a reason that someone has for doing something that isn’t obvious or apparent. It is also usually used in a negative light. Like for instance if someone is approaching you with an ulterior motive, it means that they must be approaching you not to just be friends, but rather they have something more sinister to gain from the interaction.
Q: ulterior とはどういう意味ですか?
A: existing beyond what is obvious or admitted; intentionally hidden
Q: ulterior moltives とはどういう意味ですか?
A: This means an alternative motive or reason for doing something. Often a hidden or secret motive.
Q: ulterior motives とはどういう意味ですか?
A: Ulterior motives are reasons to do something that are different from the reasons given.
"The accountant acts like he wants to help you with your investments, but he has ulterior motives to rob you."
"Your new boyfriend says that he loves you and that you should trust him, but I think that he has ulterior motives."


Q: ulterior motive を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: To say someone has an ulterior motive means they have a hidden reason for doing something or a “hidden agenda”.

An example sentence:

Sara had an ulterior motive for visiting her grandparents. It seemed she was there to keep them company, but she was actually hoping they would offer to lend her some money.
Q: an ulterior motive を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: I thought he wanted to be my friend but he had ulterior motives.

You can't trust her, she always has an ulterior motive.

The truth is, I had an ulterior motive when I invited you out to dinner.
Q: ulterior を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: "This person has an ulterior motive" is an expression you'll commonly hear in crime dramas.
Q: "ulterior" を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: Someone has an ulterior motive


Q: have a ulterior motives と have an agenda と you are up to something と have an axe to grind はどう違いますか?
A: "have an ulterior motive" means the person you're speaking about is trying to hide what they're really trying to do. For example, "He said he wanted to hang out at my house, but I think he has an ulterior motive, because he's always liked my sister!"

"have an agenda" can mean the same as an ulterior motive, but an agenda can also just be an ordered plan. You can send meeting participants an agenda for the meeting so they know what will be talked about. If you have a secret agenda, it's like having an ulterior motive.

"have an axe to grind" also means the same as "ulterior motive", but it is most commonly used to mean to have a grudge or dispute to take up with someone.

"you are up to something" means the speaker suspects the person they're talking about has an ulterior motive, but this phrase can be used for positive things while the others are almost always negative. "My husband and son have been whispering a lot and they stop talking when I walk in the room. My birthday's next week and I think they are up to something!"
Q: ulterior motive と hidden agenda はどう違いますか?
A: Yes you can use them interchangeably in most cases, but there is a slight difference.
Ulterior motive: your actual plan, what you are trying to achieve
Hidden agenda: plan to get what you achieve


Q: I think she has ulterior motiveの発音を音声で教えてください。
A: QAの全文をご確認ください
Q: I think that he has ulterior motive. この表現は自然ですか?
A: i think that he has AN ulterior motive
Q: I think he has an ulterior intend. この表現は自然ですか?
A: QAの全文をご確認ください
Q: What does "ulterior motive" mean? I mean, is it usually talking about a good motive? Like, "even though he did such a bad thing, I know his ulterior motive was to help them"
A: @hirofumi: ulterior motive basically means what the person came for. what they really want or what the intention was. usually, it connotes a bad light. it depends tho; like in your example.