WOTW: part II
| - Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo |
今週のWOTWは ‘part’ ２つ目です。今回は表現について話したいと思っています。では、行きましょう！
Let’s have a look at the verb now, shall we?
- The path parted after 100 metres. (Move away from each other.)
- When her lips parted in a smile they showed a set of pearl-like teeth. (See above.)
- The kids at the club parted and one of them started free-styling in the middle. (Divide to leave a central space.)
- He parted the curtains to see what the neighbours were doing. (See above.)
- My dad tried to give me an envelope with money before we parted. (Leave someone's company.)
- Do you always part your hair on that side? (Separate the hair of the head with a comb.)
What’s that? You want to learn about the adverb now? Sure thing!
- triplo is part school, part refuge. (To some extent; partly. Often used for contrast.)
And here are the expressions:
- [be part and parcel of] It’s noisy? Well, that’s part and parcel of living in the centre, isn’t it? (Be an essential feature or element of.)
- [for my (or his, her, etc.) part] I for my part love how you sing, so don’t listen to them. (As far as I am (or he, she, etc., is) concerned.)
- [in part] Her story is true in part, but there are a few inaccurate things. (To some extent though not entirely.)
- [look the part] You’re not one of the models? Well, you certainly look the part! (Have an appearance or style of dress appropriate to one's role or situation.)
- [a man/woman of (many) parts] Dr Kubota, a woman of many parts — traumatologist, author, and violinist —, will be giving a speech to the students. (Someone with several abilities or skills.)
- [on the part of (or on my, their, etc., part)] I think the problem is on their part. (Used to ascribe responsibility for something to someone.
- [part company] After drinking for two hours at the pub, they parted company just before last orders. (Of two or more people) cease to be together; go in different directions.)
- [part company] I have learnt a lot working with you, but I think it’s time for me to part company. (Of two or more parties) cease to associate with each other, especially as the result of a disagreement.)
- [part up (with)] She parted up with a little over what she had suggested during the negotiation. (Pay money, especially reluctantly. This is informal.)
- [take part] Will you take part in the exhibition? (Join in an activity; be involved.)
- [take the part of] He always takes the part of her, even when she’s wrong. (Give support and encouragement to someone in a dispute.)