WOTW: aftermath

| - Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo |

triplo word of the week - aftermath

 

今週の #WOTW は「aftermath」です。'Aftermath' is a noun that you might have read or heard in the English language media in relation to Sunday night's typhoon. It has two meanings, though, the second one not that known since it's very specific to a certain context. Curious? Let's begin!

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- It is common to see countless broken umbrellas in the aftermath of a typhoon. (The consequences or after-effects of a significant unpleasant event.)

- The aftermath of the earthquake caused delays in public transport. (See above.)

- Don't let the aftermath grow too much. It attracts all sorts of bugs. (This means new grass growing after mowing or harvest. It is obviously used in farming contexts, so we Tokyoites are not very likely to hear it.)

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発音は/ˈɑːftəmaθ/とか/ˈɑːftəmɑːθ/です。音節は3つです。最後のTHの音をするために、舌が歯の間に挟んで声なしで空気を出してください。また来週!

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