WOTW: wondrous

| - Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo |

triplo word of the week - wondrous

 

今週の #WOTW は ‘wondrous’ です。If this is the first time you’ve seen this word, you can probably guess its meaning by thinking of another word that looks similar. ‘Wondrous’ is an adjective and an adverb, but nobody really uses it as an adverb nowadays. The adjective is rather literary, so you probably won’t hear it much in everyday conversation. Let’s have a look anyway, shall we?

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Remember the adjective is mostly of literary use. However, there’s nothing wrong with using it in everyday conversation, but be ready for some smirks depending on the context.

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- Cape Town is a wondrous city with lots of marvellous things to do. (Inspiring a feeling of wonder or delight; marvellous.)

- She’s a wondrous musician. (See above.)

- The view from the Belvedere is wondrous. (See above.)

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The adverb is an archaic (that means very old fashioned) modifier. So maybe only use it humorously or if you want people to think you’re a Victorian time traveller.

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- This cake tastes wondrous delicious. (Marvellously; wonderfully.)

- You’ve done wondrous well. (See above.)

- A stroll in the garden is a wondrous peaceful thing to do. (See above.)

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発音は/ˈwʌndrəs/です。2音節だから、後ろに「う」言わないで、DとRの間に「お」を入れないで下さいね。また来週!

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