字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 96. The noun phrase today is last-gasp. Okay. Let's take a look at the note first. So first we are actually going to look at gasp by itself so if we say a gasp ... a gasp by itself could be an act of making a noise while breathing due to shock, or surprise. So first it could be shock. Like maybe you see something bad is about to happen or somebody's going to be hurt. Like (gasping sound ) somebody's going to fall down or get hurt or something like that. You could gasp in shock. Okay. Or surprise, surprise you know in a good way. You know maybe you see like a beautiful view or something like (gasping sound ) it's so beautiful . Like the Grand Canyon or something or maybe you know like we often have a you know, women might be showing off her engagement ring. You often hear women do that. Like it's so beautiful oh my god. You're so lucky (gasping sound ) you know, they'll do that when they see that like the diamond or something like that. So, so gasp was often used in this way. Let's continue. It can also be allowed to use it as a breath when having difficulty breathing. So if you went hiking , or your overstrained yourself, or you're going up a mountain or up some long ... many flights of stairs, you might be gasping for, for air . Like (deep gasping sounds ) So this is gasp by itself first. All right now, let's let's take a look at last gasp. Now last gasp has a couple of meanings here. The first one is the last gasp often refers to the last part before the end of something. Before something is going to end or be finished or die or just collapse something like that. Or number two. It could also be the last moment before someone dies, gives up or fail. s I think it actually really comes from before like die. Usually when you're dying you might have difficulty breathing , so we could say somebody is on their last gasp. But the gasp is it you know again, breathing but an active breathing especially with difficulty. Okay. So let's look at we have several examples here to cover these meanings. The first one. Some people say that the EU may be on its last gasp if the British finally do exit or really if any other country any other large country were to ever exit from the EU. You know, with all its debt, it may actually collapse or fall apart. So it could be on its last gasp if that happens. Or number two here even though he felt pain he was able to stay in a good mood up to his last gasp. Yeah. So maybe there's somebody that's you know , not feeling well but he tried to keep a you know a good spirit about himself and maybe he tried to stay in a good mood. Maybe for other people. Right up to his last breath, up to his last gasp. So we might mean it that way. Actually or number three here. We had better buy a replacement for this machine. I think it is on its last gasp. Yeah. You really try to emphasize that you think the machine is about to die. Or you know, basically stop functioning. Well. or you know just, just come to a complete stop. Anyway I hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.