WOTW: brief

| - Tim Lake |

triplo word of the week - brief

 

今週の #WOTW は 'brief’ です。'Brief’ is mostly commonly an adjective, but it is also a noun and a verb. Let’s find out more.

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First the adjective. As an adjective ‘brief’ means short or not lasting a long time.

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- I made a brief visit to the department store on my way here.

- The meeting was brief, but we made an important decision.

- She started the presentation after a brief hestitation.

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The noun of ‘brief’ is more common in British English than American English. The most common meaning is a set of instructions give to someone about a job or task.

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- His brief was to turn the company around and make it profitable.

- The casting director gave us a brief for each of the characters we had to find actors for.

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The verb of ‘brief’ has almost the same meaning as the noun and means to give some a set of instructions.

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- We were briefed by the boss about what to say during the meeting.

- The Defence Minister briefed the Prime Minister on the situation.

- We will brief you later on what you need to take with you.

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There are is useful phrase with ‘brief’ too. It also means short or in a few words.

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- In brief, she is a great artist and a great teacher.

- The article is featured in brief on our website.

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Plus, “briefs” is also the name for men’s underwear. Just so you know.

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発音は/briːf/です。

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この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。

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