英会話ブログ その788      Super Tuesday etc.

2016/04/06

Americans love the word, the adjective,"super".

How about the meaning of the word,"super"?  Well, here is the definition: Super is an adjective.  Informally it means, pleasant, or excellent.  For example, "Julie was a super girl".  The formal meaning of the word includes the "synonyms" (words, having the same meaning), "excellent, first-rate, superb, superlative, outstanding, remarkable, dazzling, marvellous, magnificent, wonderful, splendid, fine, exquisite, exceptional, glorious, perfect".

"Super" when connected to a noun, can become part of the word.  For example: superintendent, supermarket, supervisor and of course, the world famous "super-hero", "Superman".

Most Americans don't have a passport.  In fact, only 20% of the American population have left America and visited other countries.  I mention this because most Americans think the U.S. is a "Super Power".  Well, yes, America has super weapons. It also has the "Super Bowl" and "Super Tuesday"!                                           (V.C)


英会話表現&英単語
adjective                        形容詞
definition                       定義
synonym                          同意語
superlative                      比類のない
exquisite                        最高の、申し分のない
superintendent                   管理人、監督者
I mention this                   あえてこのことを述べる

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