Today’s Word: local

October 25, 2017 =========

☆  local  地方の


When you describe something as local, you mean that it exists or belongs to the area that you are talking about. For example, in Australia, each council area delivers a free local paper each week for free to people who live in the area. You can talk about the local residents, as in the people who live in that area. Or if you are like me, and love books, but don’t like clutter, then you might visit your local library on a regular basis!

In Australia, most people have their local coffee shop (or bar!), and that is the one they regularly go to. Sometimes, people get lazy and use “local” as a noun rather than an adjective. In other words, instead of saying, “I’ll meet you at our local coffee shop at 10am.” they would say, “I’ll meet you at our local at 10am.” In this conversation, of course, both people must know which coffee shop the “local coffee shop” is.