WOTW: intuit

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triplo word of the week - intuit

 

今週のWOTWは『intuit』です。’Intuit’ is not a very common verb. It means to know or understand something because of a feeling that you have rather than because of factual information. It is much more common to find it in its noun and adjective forms. Today we will have a look at the three, plus the adverb. Ready? Let’s go!

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As a verb:

- She intuited than something wasn’t right in her marriage. (she felt that something was wrong, maybe her husband was cheating, but she didn’t have proof)

- I intuit that you want to ask me something, am I right? (I feel you need something from me because you’re just standing there looking at me, doing nothing)

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Now, as an noun:

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- Follow your heart, your intuition. It will lead you in the right direction. (follow your feelings, don’t think too much)

- My intuition tells me that something good is going to happen. (I feel something good coming)

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Let’s have a look at ‘intuitive’ now, the adjective:

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- They say women are very intuitive, but she just doesn’t have a clue. (although women are said to feel things, she doesn’t)

- Intuitive design is capital if you want a new technology to succeed in the market. (easy to use, no need for instructions)

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You can use the adverb this way:

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-I haven’t prepared any questions, so I will ask you intuitively. (I will ask you following my intuition, depending on how I feel)

- I learnt the trade intuitively. Nobody ever taught me and I didn’t go to school. (I learnt to do my job on my own, following my intuition)

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動詞の発音は /ɪnˈtʃuː.ɪt/ (イギリス英語) もしくは /ɪnˈtuː.ɪt/ (アメリカ英語) です。最初のTは、/tʃ/ もしくは /t/ で、名詞は /ˌɪn.tʃuːˈɪʃ.ən/、形容詞は /ɪnˈtʃuː.ɪ.tɪv/、副詞は /ˌɪn.tʃuːˈɪʃ.ən/です。また来週!

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