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    Fragile

    According to dictionary, fragile means easily broken
    Is fragile the common word? if not, please tell me the cases that I should use this word.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Fragile

    You'll notice that word if you look at the boxes of electronic devices. On such boxes are written FRAGILE (mostly along with HANDLE WITH CARE). In another words if an item is "easily broken" (as you looked up), it should be handled with care and should be put in a box with the word "Fragile" written on it.


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    Re: Fragile

    so you mean that I can use this word commonly

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    Re: Fragile

    Yes, you can.

    Also, check out this link;
    CORPORA: 45-400 million words each: free online access
    It gives 5138 hits. You can see there how the word is used.

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    Re: Fragile

    Quote Originally Posted by hitinvo View Post
    so you mean that I can use this word commonly
    Yes. You can use it freely to mean easily broken or easily damaged.

    You can also use it figuratively about yourself when you're feeling weak, ill or hungover:

    'I think I might be starting with the flu; I feel really fragile.'

    Rover

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