Homeless people brag about the ‘tent mansion’ they built right next to Seattle’s Space Needle that is surrounded by multi-million dollar high-rise condos
・The structure is located on a patch of grass near Seattle’s famous Space Needle
・It has quickly been dubbed the ‘tent mansion’ and is surrounded by multi-million dollar high-rise condos
・Tent structure has glass French doors and is made mostly of tents, wooden pallets, chairs, tarps and even umbrellas
・Group of homeless people built the camp after they were forced from a park
・It is in a heavy foot traffic area given the number of tourists walking by to visit the towering Seattle landmark
To brag (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to talk about your achievements or possessions in a proud way that annoys other people “というふうに記載されていますね。
I don’t mean to brag, but my pecan pie is the best.
She’s always bragging about her famous father.
She’s always bragging about how much money she earns.
They bragged that their team had never been beaten.
He bragged that he’d lasted longer than anyone else.
She was bragging about her golf game.
The government has been bragging about the good economy.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a piece of ground, especially one where you grow fruit or vegetables, or where a particular plant grows “というふうに記載されていますね。フォーマルな表現です。
We have a small vegetable patch (= area for growing vegetables).
a patch of nettles/grass/scrub
The ‘lawn’ was just a tiny patch of grass.
A group of homeless people have built a ‘tent mansion’ that is surrounded by multi-million dollar high-rise condos and is right near Seattle’s famous Space Needle tourist attraction.
The camp structure, which has glass French doors and wooden pallet walls surrounding the tents, is located on a small patch of grass about half a block from the Space Needle.
The encampment, which has quickly been dubbed the ‘tent mansion’, is in a heavy foot traffic area given the number of tourists walking by to visit the towering Seattle landmark.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a large group of tents or temporary shelters “というふうに記載されていますね。
Many people are living in encampments around the city with no electricity or running water.
It was recently constructed there after the city forced the homeless group out a nearby park.
Melissa Burns, one of the tent mansion tenants, told KIRO7 they moved to the highly visible area on purpose after they were booted from their previous spot.
‘We’re not going to cower in our tent like we’re scared of the world,’ Burns said.
‘We’re homeless, so we’re solving that problem. We are creating a home here.’
A homeless carpenter helped build the sidewalk wood and tarp structure.
The makeshift structure is made mostly of tents, wooden pallets, chairs, tarps and even umbrellas.
boot out (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to make someone leave a place, their job, or something that they are involved in “というふうに記載されていますね。
His girlfriend has booted him out.
They were booted out of the club for fighting.
She was booted out of her highly paid job.
To cower (verb)
Cambridge Dictionary によると” to lower your head or body in fear, often while moving backwards: “というふうに記載されていますね。
The dog was cowering in a corner.
The dog cowered in the corner, realizing she’d done something wrong.
Stop cowering! I’m not going to hit you.
‘We’ve got the doors, the couch, the table,’ Burns told Q13 News.
‘We’ve got the living room here, which is a mess right now because we’re still constructing, but we’re putting up the vinyl to cover it up, make it more attractive.’
She did admit that it wasn’t a ‘discreet’ structure.
‘Well, I won’t say we’re being discreet. We’re obviously not. We’re right in front of the Space Needle,’ Burns said.
‘Some people are cheering us on. Some people are really angry about it.‘
The tent mansion residents have been bragging about their makeshift home in a bid to taunt local politicians who want them gone.
‘If you can live on the street and not pay rent, then why would you pay rent?’ Burns said. ‘It is a form of protest. We’re staking a claim.’
put up (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to raise something, or to fix something in a raised position: “というふうに記載されています。
Why don’t you put up your hood/umbrella?
I put my hand up to ask the teacher a question.
I put my hair up (= fastened it into a position on the top of my head) for the wedding.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” very pleased and excited “というふうに記載されています。
She’s very discreet and loyal.
She hung the laundry on a line in a discreet corner of the yard.
There was a discreet knock on the door.
They are very good assistants, very discreet – they wouldn’t go talking to the press.
cheer on (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to shout loudly in order to encourage someone in a competition: “というふうに記載されています。
As the runners went by, we cheered them on.
I’ll be there to cheer you on when the race starts.
stake a claim (to/for something)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to say or show clearly that you consider that something is or should be yours “というふうに記載されています。
Both sides were staking a claim to the land.
Stacy staked her claim to her uncle’s fortune.
He marked the spot on his map where he had seen the gold and returned later that month to stake his claim.
最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です！（電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw）