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If meteor showers are nature's fireworks, then maybe we should call today's WordMaster nature's neon lights -- an immense, rippling ad in the night sky for one of the most exciting shows in the universe!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: Problem Vocabulary


  • The Northern Lights  are wave-like colored lights sometimes seen at night in the most northern parts of the world.

    Be careful [1]:
    We always say THE Northern Lights.
    Be careful [2]:
    The phrase the Northern Lights  is always plural. We do NOT say "the Northern Light".
  • the Northern Lights  は、色のついた波状の光で、北半球の緯度の高い地域で夜間に見られるもの、つまり、(北半球の)オーロラのことです。

    Northern Lights にはいつも the をつけて THE Northern Lights  と言います。
    the Northern Lights  は、いつも複数形にします。the Northern Light とは言いません。


  1. We traveled to Canada last year to see the Northern Lights.  
  2. I don't really understand what causes the Northern Lights, but they sure are beautiful.
  3. The Northern Lights  display last night was so spectacular that it made newspaper headlines.

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