WOTW: fly 2

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triplo word of the week - fly 2

 

今週の #WOTW はまた「fly」です。As we said last week, 'fly' is a verb, a noun, and an adjective. This week, we're having a look at the noun. This might come as a shock but, one of the today’s nouns actually flies!un and a verb, but it can also be an adjective. This week, we're having a look at the verb.

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- When I got on the stage I didn’t realise my fly was open. It was the most embarrassing moment in my life. (An opening at the crotch of a pair of trousers, closed with a zip or buttons and typically covered with a flap.)

- I didn't put the fly because the sky was clear and I wanted to see the stars, but then, it rained in the middle of the night. (A flap of material covering the opening or fastening of a garment or of a tent.)

- In every mystery murder film set in a theatre, you know something’s going to happen when they show the flies where all the ropes and lights are. (Plural. The space over the stage in a theatre.)

- A: Why are the taxis in London called hackney carriages, Dad?
- B: Because the substituted actual hackney carriages, love, which were also called flies. (A one-horse hackney carriage.)

- Oh, come on! Don’t say you can’t without even trying! Give it a fly! (This is informal. An attempt in Australian and New Zealand English.)

- I don’t find flies annoying at all. I don’t know why people have to kill them. (A flying insect of a large order characterized by a single pair of transparent wings and sucking (and often also piercing) mouths. Usually used in combination in names as in butterfly, dragonfly, or firefly.)

- I’ve been trying to get rid of the fly in my plants have for months. I don’t know what else to do! (An infestation of flying insects on a plant or animal.)

- When fishing, does it matter what colour the flies are? I mean, do fish see colour? (A natural or artificial flying insect used as bait in fishing.)

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We still have the adjective and the phrases left, so please visit us next week for more.

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発音は/flʌɪ/です。音節は2じゃなくて、1つです。また来週!

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