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  • Hello everyone!

  • Welcome to Idiom 100, where we learn 100 commonly used idioms by native English speakers.

  • All of the explanations are in English, so it might be challenging for you,

  • but just try to imagine the meanings in your head and study hard and soon you'll be able to use these idioms in your conversations.

  • Is everyone ready? Let's begin.

  • Hello everyone!

  • Today's idiom is: ring a bell.

  • Ring a bell.

  • So maybe everyone can understand the meaning of ring a bell, but maybe the idiom's meaning is a little different.

  • So, let's imagine someone is just standing here, not really thinking about anything and all of a sudden someone rings a bell.

  • And this person, suddenly they remember something they were supposed to do.

  • Oh, I have to go to the bank. I forgot.

  • Okay, so the bell helped them remember something.

  • Okay, so let's listen to 2 examples and try to think more about the meaning.

  • Number 1:

  • What were you supposed to do right after you got home? … does the word homework ring a bell?

  • Oh ya.. I’ll do it right after I finish watching TV.

  • Okay, so in this case, the student forgot to do the homework and the mother is trying to remind him.

  • Yeah, does the word homework ring a bell? Do you remember?

  • Okay, example number 2:

  • Do you remember me? My name’s Mary Smith.

  • I’m sorry, that name doesn’t ring a bell.

  • So, she said her name, but he still doesn't remember her. The name did not ring a bell, okay?

  • So, 'ringing a bell' is said after you give a hint to remind someone of something, okay?

  • And it can also mean to sound familiar.

  • Yeah, so that person's name, Mary Smith, didn't sound familiar and he doesn't remember her.

  • Okay, you can use this phrase in a casual situation with a friend or a family member.

  • Maybe you're supposed to meet your friend for coffee and they're not there.

  • So, you call them on the phone, 'Did you forget to do something today? Does the word Starbucks ring a bell?'

  • And maybe they'll say, 'Oh no! I forgot.' Okay?

  • So, let's try using 'ring a bell' in your next conversation.

  • I'll see you next time! Good-bye!

Hello everyone!


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英語を学ぶ【エコムイングリッシュ】英語を簡単に学ぶ16/100:ベルを鳴らす (【Ecom Englisch】 Englisch Lernen leicht gemacht 16/100: Ring a bell)

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    陳素惠 に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日