Today’s Word: phenomenal

November 7, 2017     =========

☆  phenomenal   驚異的な


Something that is phenomenal is so great or good that it is very unusual. Now, this might seem like a bit of an extreme word to use when praising someone, but you could definitely use it. For example, you might want to talk about your company or your coworker getting “phenomenal results.”

Actually, this is a common word to use in weight-loss success stories, too. For example, “She has lost a phenomenal amount of weight since last year.” For me, as you know, I love running, but I’m not very fast, so I tend to run long distances with a steady pace, rather than short, face races. At the beginning of August, I ran a 65km ultra and all my friends said that was phenomenal. For me, it was just a “usual” long, slow run. 🙂

Have you done anything recently that you would describe as phenomenal?