WOTW: niche

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triplo word of the week - niche

 

今週の #WOTW は 'niche’ です。’Niche’ can be a noun, an adjective, and adverb, and a verb. Let’s have a look at the noun first.

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- After working several jobs, I feel like I have found my niche. (A comfortable or suitable position in life or employment.)

- By investing in research and development, we hope to find a niche in the market before our competitors do. (A specialized segment of the market for a particular kind of product or service.)

- They thought they would keep their sheep safe by killing all the wolves, but their niche was taken up by the bears. (In ecology, a role taken by a particular type of organism within its community.)

- The niche appeared empty in the morning. Someone had stolen the image of the saint. (A shallow recess, especially one in a wall to display a statue or other ornament.)

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Let’s have a look at the adjective next.

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- They thought it would only appeal to niche gamers, but it turn out to be a big hit with a lot of people. (Denoting products, services, or interests that appeal to a small, specialized section of the population.)

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And we’ll leave you with the verb:

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- It looks like the ornaments were niched as an afterthought. They don’t really make any sense there. (Place something in a niche or recess.)

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発音は/niːʃ/とか/nɪtʃ/です。音節は1個だから、後ろに「う」を言わないようにしましょう。また来週!

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