Today’s Word: feature

July 22, 2017 =========

☆  feature   特徴


A feature of something is an interesting or important part of characteristic of it. You can talk about the features of an area or country. For example, “The Great Barrier Reef forms the prominent feature off the north-east coast of Australia.” Or, “One of the most striking physical features of Japan, is Mt. Fuji.”

You can also describe things, not just places. For example, there is a gumtree in Australia, called the stringybark gum, and one of its distinctive features is that it throws off its bark, so that it hangs in long dry strips from the trunk and branches. Have you ever seen this kind of gumtree? It looks quite odd, I think! Here’s a link to a photo and description of the tree if you’d like to see this strange feature.