There is an excellent word used frequently in English - MEANTIME. Today we show you what it means and how to use it!
The word MEANTIME is used quite a lot in English. It means the time between one thing finishing and another starting - almost like an interval between two action or two happenings.
For example, we can say:
- My friend is not due to arrive until 5pm, in the meantime I will go and do some work.
Here we are talking about the time now and the period of time between now and 5pm that I will do some work
We can also say, if we are at a sports game or a football match:
- The game is not due to restart for ten minutes, in the meantime, I will go and get something to eat.
Again, this means the time is now, the sports game has finished and is to restart in ten minutes. during this interval I will eat.
In business it can also be used. In the example,
- We are having a meeting at 5pm, in the meantime can you gather all the documents we need.