[Vocabulary] Fragile

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hitinvo

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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.
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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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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.'

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