WOTW: journey

| - Tim Lake |

triplo word of the week - journey


“Journey” is a usually a noun. It is also less commonly used as a verb. It has one main meaning and is related to travel. Let’s take a look.


The noun “journey” means the action of travelling between two places.


+ The journey was long and winding.

+ He spent an anxious train journey studying for the test.

+ We have done that journey many times, so we are very familiar with the route.

+ The whole journey is filled with breath-taking view of the Alps.

+ It is about a 6-mile journey from here.

+ The bus departs from Shinjuku at 11pm for the night journey to Nagano.


The noun ”journey” can be used more metaphorically. It means a long and difficult process of personal change or development.


+ The character has a good journey in the film

+ My spiritual journey has taken many years to get to this point of inner peace.

+ The hard journey of recovery was worth it.

+ Each student takes a journey that develops their intellect and independence.


The verb ”journey” can be used to mean travelled. It is not as common as the noun.


+ We journeyed to Nagano by bus.

+ They journeyed south on the train.

+ He plans to journey down the river for several weeks in a canoe.


The pronunciation is / ˈdʒəːni /.


This word is in the New General Service List, a list of the 3,000 most common words in English communication. You can get the full list on our website by clicking here.


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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