Degree words in natural lauguage, such as 'often' ~md %ometinies,' do not ha.ve (ieln)t,~tions in the reid world. This causes some interesting clmracteristics tor degree words. For exami)h; ~ the correspondence between the. English word 'often' :rod the intuitively corresponding aa>nese word is not ebvhms. This paper proposes a conceptual representat;ion to describe a wide range of linguistic phenomelul, which are rehtted to degree concepts in natural language.