09 / 04 / 2008

YAWN: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today's word is: yawn (Span: bostezar)

Meaning: To open your mouth wide and breathe in deeply through it, usually because you are tired or bored.

NOTE: In English, yawning traditionally indicates tiredness or boredom, NOT hunger (hambre), like in some dialects of Spanish.

Example 1:
The student stood up, stretched and yawned right in the middle of the presentation. It was very rude.

The word yawn can also be used figuratively to refer to something boring.

Example 2
The company meeting was such a yawn that some people even fell asleep while the CEO was speaking!

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Have a great day!

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