14 / 11 / 2003

KEEN: meaning and examples

Hello. I hope you are having a great day.

Today's word is: KEEN

Keen is used quite a lot in conversation and tends to be used more in the UK than in the US. It is used in various ways, but there are two meanings that are probably the most common:

Meaning 1: to speak positively about someone's mental abilities or senses.

Example 1:
My students are very keen. They are learning very quickly.

Example 2:
Ever since my wife has been pregnant, she has a very keen sense of smell.

Meaning 2: to talk about someone's interest in an activity that they enjoy a lot.

Example 3:
My boss is a keen gardener. He spends all of his weekends in his garden.

Have a nice day!