December 19 – crowd

December 19, 2018 =========

☆  crowd  集団


A crowd is a large group of people who have gathered together for some reason, for example, to watch or listen to something. For example, “A huge crowd gathered in Yoyogi park to listen to the free concert.”

However, another way to use “crowd” is to refer to a group of friends, or a group of people who have the same interests. For example, you might “catch up with the old crowd” meaning that you are meeting up with a group of friends that you used to see often, such as in high school or university, but don’t see much anymore.

Or you might ask, “Why do you keep hanging out with that crowd?” meaning that you don’t really like the people in the group and think the person should find new friends.

Or you might even take up a new sport, or change the way that you dress, in order to “fit in with the crowd.”

Have you ever seen the word crowd used in this way?