WOTW: keen

| - Tim Lake |

triplo word of the week - keen

 

今週の #WOTW は 'keen’ です。’Keen’ is a very British adjectives with several meanings, one of which is similar to intersted in. Let’s find out more.

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In the first meaning, 'keen' means be really into, excited or enthusiatic about:.

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- She was very keen about learning at triplo.

- He is a keen pianist, and practices everyday.

- She was very keen to help with the party.

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The related phrase ‘keen on’ is similar to interested in or attracted to:

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- It’s obvious that he is very keen on her.

- I’m not really keen on outdoor cooking, you have to take everything with you!

- We are both keen on investing for the future, especially now that we have kids.

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The second meaning of 'keen' means highly developed or very good senses:

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- He has keen hearing and can hear every word from the other room.

- Dogs have a very keen sense of smell.

- I have keen eyesight.

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Related to that, 'keen' can also mean having great ability.

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- Her keen intellect means she is quick at solving math related problems.

- His jokes are always funny. He has a keen sense of humour.

- She has a keen understanding of the principles of great writing.

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発音は/kiːn/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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