Today’s Word: power

April 18, 2017 =========

☆  power  体力


In yesterday’s email, we talked about power, and that meaning was about control and authority over others. However, today’s power is the idea of strength, brawn, energy, muscle and might.

In fact, it is more common to use the word strength than power when talking about someone’s physical energy, but you could use either. For example:

I admired his immense strength. (Obviously means his physical power.)
I admired his immense power. (Could mean his physical power or his authority, political power etc.)

Since it is easy to get these meanings mixed up if the context is not right, I would actually recommend using the word “strength” to refer to someone’s physical power, and use “power” to refer to someone’s authority or control.