History of English language: Shakespeare

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Posted 25 March 2014
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Duration of the video: 1 Min. 5 sec.
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In this episode of "The history of English in ten minutes", you are going to be told about the substantial impact made by William Shakespeare on the English language. In the video, you will hear different words and expressions which the linguists think were invented by the famous writer.
Recommended words
an alligator - アリゲーター
an anchovy - かたくちいわし
a crocodile - クロコダイル
cross-dressing - クロスドレッシング
expressive - 表わす
an eyeball - 眼球
to invent - 考え出す
lackluster - 見苦しい
limitless - 無制限
plague - 疫病神
to poke - 突く
rich - リッチ
a shrift - 鋭い
soon - 近日
a trowel - こて
vibrant - 活力に満ちた