WOTW: phenomenon

| - Tim Lake |

triplo word of the week - phenomenon

 

今週の #WOTW は 'phenomenon’ です。’Phenomenon’ is a noun with two meanings, one of which is similar to wonderful. Let’s find out.

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In the first meaning, phenomenon means a fact or situation that you can see happen or exists, but can’t explain. The plural is phenomena.

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- It is thought that science can explain all natural phenomena.

- Experts have to keep checking the damage done by natural phenomena such as earthquakes or typhoons.

- The Northen Lights, Aurora Borealis, are a naturally occuring phenomenon in arctic regions.

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In the second meaning, phenomenon means a remarkable or wonderful thing or person:

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- Godzilla is a cultural phenomenon not just a pop icon.

- Heavy metal was originally a mainly British phenomenon.

- She is a pop phenomenon just for the number of records she has sold.

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発音は/fəˈnɒmɪnən/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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