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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.

  • Today's idiom is: second nature.

  • Second nature.

  • Alright, do you have any idea what this might mean?

  • Let's imagine you have a bubble around your body, okay?

  • And let's call this your first nature.

  • It's what is most natural for you.

  • Maybe breathing, eating, drinking, sleeping...

  • It's your instincts, your nature or natural things, okay?

  • And then, let's make a second bubble and we'll call this your second nature.

  • Okay, so not your first, but your second nature, alright?

  • Now, let's listen to some examples and see if we can figure out this idiom together.

  • Alright, first example:

  • It must be nice to be fluent in two languages. Do you ever have to think about what you say?

  • No, not really. It's second nature to me.

  • Alright, so he's fluent in two languages and he doesn't have to think about how to speak in either language.

  • Okay, it's his second nature.

  • Let's listen to the second example.

  • Do you have to think about which train to ride in the morning?

  • No, I’ve been riding the same train for a couple of years. It’s already second nature to me.

  • Okay, so he's riding the train for many years and he doesn't have to think about which train or which line to take.

  • It's second nature.

  • Alright, so if you guessed it, 'second nature' means something that's very easy for you.

  • Maybe it's a special talent or maybe it's something you've been doing for a long time,

  • so you're so used to it, you don't have to think about it.

  • Alright, so you can use this in any situation.

  • It's not casual or formal. It's okay in any situation to talk about second nature.

  • Okay, so I hope if you keep studying English, maybe speaking English will become your second nature.

  • Good luck and see you next time!

Hello everyone!


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A2 初級

英語フレーズ52/100:第二の自然。 (Englisch Redewendung 52/100: Second nature.)

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