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Vocab Building – Appetite ★★

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Hungry for new words? Here’s one that should give you some filling food for thought.

appetite/ǽpətàit

食欲

have a good appetite

have a healthy appetite

食欲がある

have a poor [no] appetite

食欲があまりない[全然ない]

work up an appetite

食欲をそそる

Ex.: I worked up a big appetite working in the garden.

sharpen [satisfy] one’s appetite

食欲を増す[満たす]

give a person an appetite

人に食欲を出させる

Ex.: This cooking program is giving me an appetite.

Ex.: This cooking program is making me hungry.

spoil/lose/ruin one’s appetite

食欲をなくす

Ex.: Watching the movie Food Inc. made me lose my appetite for fast food.

Ex.: You’ll spoil your appetite if you eat too many snacks.

His appetite increased.

彼は食欲が出てきた

His appetite fell off.

彼は食欲がなくなった

A good appetite is the best sauce.

⦅ことわざ⦆ ひもじいときにまずいものなし

a strong appetite for fame

名声への強い欲求

be to one’s appetite

口に合う

Ex.: I hope this dish is to your appetite.

I hope this whets your appetite for yet more English words and idioms.

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Author: Aonghas Crowe

Aonghas (pron. "Ennis") Crowe is an author, writer, blogger, and translator. He splits his time between Fukuoka, Japan and Beirut, Lebanon. Read more by Aonghas Crowe at www.aonghascrowe.com

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