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These words are not in any dictionaries but I have them in my flashcards.
1. sleeping pan
2. PE kit
Finding some images in the internet, I guess I'd better say 'sleeping pad' or 'sleeping bag'.
And I think 'PE kit' should be some kind of a BRAND standing in a place of sports clothes.
Am I right?
Happy new year. Happy new spring.
"PE kit" is a generic name for the clothing that you wear to do exercise. It is particularly associated with school.
Child: Mum, where's my PE kit?
Mum: Oh no! Do you have PE today? I thought it was tomorrow.
Child: No, it's today. I'll have to tell my teacher that I don't have my PE kit.
When I was at primary school, my PE kit consisted of a pair of large blue knickers (pants) and a vest. At secondary school, it was an aertex T-shirt (a shirt with small holes in which allows your skin to breathe) and a short blue pleated sports skirt. For the boys, it was the same kind of T-shirt and shorts. It was also a short pair of socks and a pair of trainers.
This is a picture of the PE kit for one particular British primary school.
("PE" in BrE stands for Physical Exercise. I believe that in AmE, it's "Physical Education" and I think it's abbreviated to "Phys Ed", not "PE".)
And usually just called "gym class."I believe that inAmE, it's "Physical Education" and I think it's abbreviated to "Phys Ed", not "PE"
For terms outside of school context, I use "workout gear" or sometimes "running gear" if I'm specifically going running versus lifting. Then there are specific terms for specific classes, such as "yoga pants".
And you pronounce it /pi: i: kit/ rather than /pe kit/ or both of them are correct?
We say each letter separately because they are initials. Sorry, I don't do phonetics, but what you will hear is "Pee Eee kit".