273. How Many English Words Did William Shakespeare Invent? (English Vocabulary Lesson )

Thinking in English

03-12-2023 • 22 min

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Who was William Shakespeare? Why is he so famous? And did he really invent 1700 English words and phrases?
Let’s discuss this on today’s episode of Thinking in English!

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  • Classics (noun): Works of literature that are considered of the highest quality and lasting significance.
  • Iconic (adjective): Widely recognized and admired, representing a symbol or characteristic.
  • Playwright (noun): A person who writes plays.
  • Feud (noun): A prolonged and bitter quarrel or dispute.
  • Popularized (verb): Made widely known and accepted.
  • Works (noun): Literary creations or compositions, such as plays and poems.
  • Sonnet (noun): A specific form of poem that typically consists of 14 lines.
  • Giant (noun): Used metaphorically to signify immense influence and significance in the world.
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