英会話ブログ その620     Typhoon 8, What happened ? (2)

2015/03/05

Typhoon 8 moved slowly as it brushed by Okinawa and then zeroed-in (focused its intensity) on Kyushu, when it scored a direct hit as it made landfall.

It poured record amounts of heavy rain on the South, and coupled with strong winds, it caused massive flooding and deadly landslides.  People in the North waited anxiously.

As it moved up and drew close to Tokyo, Typhoon 8 seemed to blow itself apart and self-destruct.  Tokyo was spared at the last minute.  The storm dissipated.
What happened ?                                        (V.C)


英会話表現&英単語
brush by 〜           〜を軽く触れて通り過ぎる
zero-in on 〜          〜に焦点をしぼる
landfall                         山崩れ
coupled with strong winds        強風と相まって
self-destruct                    自然消滅する
Tokyo was spared at the last minute    東京は最後の最後で助かった
dissipate                        消失する

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