WOTW: arsenal

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triplo word of the week - arsenal

 

今週の #WOTW は 'arsenal’ です。Arsenal FC is a football club from Islington in London but, have you ever wondered what the word ‘arsenal’ means? If yes, you could google it, but stay with us, let’s have a look at some example sentences using this noun.

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- Whose nuclear arsenal is bigger, America’s or Russia’s? (A collection of weapons and military equipment.)

- A: The building of the Parliament of Catalonia was originally an arsenal.
- B: I didn’t know that! How metaphoric… (A place where weapons and military equipment are stored or made.)

- Do you like reading? At triplo we have an arsenal of books for you to choose from! (An array of resources available for a certain purpose.)

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The word ‘arsenal’ comes from the Arabic ‘daarsinaa’a’, meaning ‘house of industry’, but when it first appeared in the English language in the 16th century it meant ‘dock for building/reparing ships’.

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発音は/ˈɑːs(ə)n(ə)l/です。即ち/ˈɑːsənəl/または/ˈɑːsnl/。だから音節は2つとか3つです。北アメリカ英語とアイルランド英語では/ɑ/と/s/の間に/r/の発音されています。後ろに/u/を言わないようにしましょう。また来週!

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