Today’s Word: catastrophe

March 9, 2017   =========

☆  catastrophe  大失敗


A catastrophe is an unexpected event that causes great suffering or damage. It is usually used for things like wars and environmental catastrophes, however, when you want to emphasize that something is a real disaster for you, then you could call it a catastrophe.

Right now, though, you’ll most likely be hearing this word in political news. President Trump has said that the German Chancellor Angela Merkel letting in a million refugees into Germany was a catastrophe. What do you think? Can you think of anything else happening in the world right now that could be called a catastrophe?