WOTW: swelter

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triplo word of the week - swelter

 

今週の #WOTW はとても単刀直入です。'Swelter’ という言葉です。’Swelter’ is a verb and a noun, but it is probably more often used in its adjective form, that is, ‘sweltering’. We think you’ll be able to use it for the next couple of months or so. Patience!

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- I know I’m gonna swelter in this leather trousers, but I really wanna wear them. (Verb. Be uncomfortably hot.)

- Look at him! He must be crazy working out in the sun, in the swelter of an August afternoon. (Noun. An uncomfortably hot atmosphere.)

- It’s sweltering today, isn’t it? One does not want to do anything in this weather… (Adjective. Uncomfortably hot.)

- Those who can escape to Karuizawa from sweltering Tokyo in summer. (See above.)

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You might find it interesting to know that ‘swelter’ comes from Middle English ‘swelt’ which means ‘perish’ which means ‘die’ which makes a lot of sense!

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発音は/ˈswɛltə/です。後ろには「る」を言う生徒たち多いです。言わないようにして、気をつけましょう。形容詞は/ˈswɛlt(ə)rɪŋ/と言います。時々、人と状況によって、真ん中の「e」はサイレントです、特にイギリスで。また来週!

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