WOTW: view

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triplo word of the week - view


今週の #WOTW は「view」です。’View’ can be a noun or a verb. It is also used in many phrases. Let’s have a look!


As a noun:


- There’s a nice view of Mount Fuji from the top of the building. (a sight, typically of attractive natural scenery, from a particular place.)

- They moved to the back of the room to get a better view. (the ability to see something or to be seen from a particular place)

- Nobody made an offer during the view. (an inspection of things for sale by possible buyers, especially of works of art at an exhibition.)

- The programme is very popular because it shows aerial views of the country that people are not usually familiar with. (the visual appearance or an image of something when looked at in a particular way.)

- He’s got rather strong political views. (a particular way of considering or regarding something; an attitude or opinion.)


Now, as verb:


- You can view the paintings in the east wing of the museum. (look at or inspect.)

- When is it okay to view the house? (inspect the it with the intention of possibly buying or renting it.)

- I will view the news at home tonight. (watch something on television.)

- Some are very worried viewing how racist attacks are in the increase. (regard in a particular light or with a particular attitude.)


Let us finish with a couple of phrases:


- [in full view] He didn’t even try to hide. He was pick-pocketing in full view! (clearly visible.)

- [in view] When food is not in view, dogs lose interest. (visible.)

- [in view] I had it in view to go on holidays, but then my boss said there wouldn’t be Golden Week this year. (it was my intention or idea.)

- [on view] The painting is on view until next month. (being exhibited.)

- [on view] Please don’t leave any of your valuables on view. (easily visible.)

- [with a view to] I bought the land adjacent to my house with a view to extending my living room. (with the hope, aim, or intention of doing something.)


発音は /vjuː/です。音節は1つですけど、後ろに長い「う」の音しましょう 。また来週!