On Christmas Eve, I got a very nice Christmas card from my family. I said "it was very touching." So what does that mean? Touching what?!
Well, my heart of course! The kind feeling of this card reached right out and "touched" my heart.
Maybe you have learned the common phrases, "it was very moving" or "I was very moved". We use these phrases when something makes us experience a strong emotion, such as a dramatic movie or an inspiring speech. This means that our heart "moved" because of the strong emotion.
But we can also use "touching" or "touched" to mean something similar. Usually, this is for lighter situations such as receiving a small but special gift, or watching a heartwarming romantic comedy movie. This means that the feelings or emotions connected with our hearts.
So, if you suddenly receive a special gift, you could try this response: "Oh, thank you, I'm touched."
And I hope you experience many of these "touching" moments this holiday season!
This learning tip is part of my short daily diary. It's in easy English so you can enjoy some listening & reading practice and learn some useful daily conversation. Enjoy!
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