#21 (ENG) "Thick and Thin"


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Welcome to CLAIRSTONE! In this episode, you will learn how to use the English words "thick" and "thin".
Hello everyone, my name is Jasmine, and you are listening to the English ClAIRSTONE Podcast, where you can build the cornerstone of your English vocabulary! For all our new listeners, welcome to the community, and for our regulars, hello again! Before we start, I will remind you that we upload new episodes twice a week and there are transcripts for each podcast episode in English, Arabic, and Spanish at our website projectclair.org, so go check that out if you want to follow along!

Today we will look at the words “thick” and “thin.”

The word “thick,” spelled T-H-I-C-K, as an adjective means something has a great depth from one surface to another. For example, a wall may be thick if it has a large width.

A similar definition for the word “thick” is to describe a group of things as individuals or units packed tightly together. This can describe many things including book pages, chairs, even fog. An example sentence is, “The fog was so thick that we couldn’t see the stairs 5 feet ahead.”

A third definition is to describe someone’s personality or attitude. If someone is “thick,” they are dense or dumb. Such as in the sentence, “John was too thick to understand what Amy was trying to tell them.”

Our second adjective today, “thin” spelled T-H-I-N, is the opposite of “thick.” In other words, something is thin if it has little depth from one surface to the other side. Likewise, the word “thin” can be used to describe someone who is lean or does not have a lot of fat. Such as in the sentence, “The teacher was very thin, she didn’t have a lot of muscle.”

Lastly, the word thin is also used in the phrase “thin line” or “thin ice” to mean that someone is close to making another person upset or causing conflict.

Well, that is it for today’s episode! This was the Clairstone Podcast, and for the full transcript for all our episodes, you can click on the info icon on our platform or go to our website projectclair.org. I hope you will start to use the words “thick” and “thin” in your English practice, and I will see you next time! Bye, everyone!

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