29 Feb 2012

Word of the week: "Touching"

This week's adjective is


which means causing feelings of pity or symphaty or making you feel emotional. It's a synonym of "moving".

Example: It was a touching story that moved many of us to tears.

On the other hand, the adjective "touchy" is a synonym of "sensitive" and means easily upset or offended.

Example: He's a little touchy about his weight. 

You shouldn't confuse both adjectives since they have different meanings.

By the way, 2012 has one more day, 29th February
Do you know how this type of year is called in English?
Look it up & write it in a comment!


  1. Hello,
    I think "Año bisiesto" is "leap year". But I am not sure.
    About touching or touchy: I heard a touching new on the radio the other day.


  2. You're right, Irene! It's called leap year. Well done!
    Also remember we use the word 'news' although as you know it's always singular.