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Vocab Building – Wind ★★

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It was quite windy last week, wasn’t it? One student told me she was almost blown over by a gust of wind.

The following is a list of wind terms used in weather reports:


0.  calm 静穏

1. light air 至軽風

2. light breeze 軽風

3. gentle breeze 軟風

4. moderate breeze 和風

5. fresh breeze 疾風

6. strong breeze 雄風

7. moderate gale 強風

8. fresh gale 疾強風

9. strong gale 大強風

10. whole gale 全強風

11. storm 暴風

12. hurricane 大暴風.

The following are more commonly used wind related words.


wind「風」の一般語. あらゆる風速風力に当てはまる

breeze  軽やかな心地よい微風

draft, ⦅英国用法⦆draught  すき間風, 通風

gale  破壊的な力をもつ激しい風

zephyr 詩語で, やさしく穏やかなそよ風

gust, blast 共に風の激しい吹き方を指す

gust は瞬間的な速さ

blast は急激に吹きつける激しさを指す

a gust of wind 一陣の突風

bomb blast  爆風


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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