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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: runs in the family.

  • Runs in the family.

  • Can you imagine what this idiom might mean?

  • Well, let's picture your family and let's say that everyone in your family has red hair, okay?

  • So, then we have red hair running around the family. Red hair runs in the family.

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

  • Biting your thumb is a bad habit, you know!

  • I know, but I think it runs in my family. My grandma and mom do it too.

  • Okay, so maybe he bites his thumb and so does his grandmother and his mother.

  • So, biting his thumb runs in the family. Many people in his family bite their thumbs.

  • Alright, let's listen to another example.

  • You have really nice curly hair, is that natural?

  • Yes, it runs in the family, everybody has curly hair except for my dad!

  • Okay, so curly hair runs in the family. Many members of his family have curly hair.

  • So, 'run in the family' means something that's inherited or passed along in your family.

  • Maybe it's something physical, such as blue eyes, a big nose, curly hair, or it could be something from your character.

  • Maybe good sense of humor, very passionate or aggressive people can say that that runs in the family.

  • Alright, so let's try using this phrase next time you want to describe something that you and your family members all share,

  • something physical or a character aspect, okay?

  • So, let's see if you can use this again in your next conversation and I'll see you next time. Good-bye!

Hello everyone!


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エコムイングリッシュ】英語を簡単に学べる 17/100: 家族で走ろう (【Ecom Englisch】 Englisch Lernen leicht gemacht 17/100: Runs in the family)

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    陳素惠 に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日