Today we will be talking about “THUS”. ‘Thus’ is obviously not ‘this’, and you may find it in formal texts/conversation.
‘Thus’ is a conjunction used to expand a previously mentioned idea.
Expand = memperluas, previously mentioned = sudah disebut sebelumnya.
There are 2 ways to use ‘thus’:
1. As a result/consequence of the idea. It has the same meaning and function as ‘therefore’ (‘oleh karena itu’).
Example: “Harvard beats MIT in the women’s soccer competition, thus becoming champion of the year.”
Example: “She took part in a special program for young scientist, thus she was able to excel in the academic field.”
Excel = berprestasi, berhasil.
2. To explain a manner which a subject is like. Similar to ‘in this way’ or ‘so’, or ‘demikian’ and ‘lantas’ in Indonesian.
Example: “John released the dogs to corner the thief. While he was thus occupied, the police entered and arrested him.”
To corner = menyudutkan, occupied = sibuk, perhatiannya terpusat pada sesuatu.
Example: “Most adolescents act thus.” (Adolescents = remaja)
Check out this video to learn how to pronounce it: http://t.co/o78H3nly6E