Vocabulary Expansion #2

It only took two days for me to start and finish Mr Mercedes by Stephen King. As expected it was so much of a page-turner that I was often too absorbed to note down any vocabulary. This post is not meant to be a review of the book (although if anyone is interested I’ll consider that!), and therefore there should be absolutely no spoilers.

Here I will look at the few words I actually noted down. Besides the first word, I am only providing a Japanese translation as I am already familiar with the meaning in English.

Ephemeral

Lasting for a brief period of time

はかない

Surcharge

サーチャージ

割増料金 (わりましりょうきん)

Bungalow

平屋・平家 (ひらや)

バンガロー

Balaclava

バラクラバ

目出し帽 (めだしぼう)

Hearse

霊柩車 (れいきゅうしゃ)

Swaddling

おくるみ

 

I hope this is as helpful for others as it is for me. In the future I’ll try not to get distracted and record more words! I will update soon on what book I’ll be looking at next.

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