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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 again!
Today's idiom is: turn a deaf ear.
Turn a deaf ear.
Alright, so let's try to imagine the meaning of this idiom.
Well, deaf means that you can't hear.
So, if you have a deaf ear, it's an ear that can't listen and can't hear.
So, you're going to turn a deaf ear.
Turn a deaf ear, an ear that's not listening, can't hear.
Alright, so let's listen to 2 examples and think more about this idiom.
When my friend told me the same story for the 5th time, I turned a deaf ear on him!
Yeah, 5 times is a lot.
Alright, so he heard the same story 5 times, so he turned a deaf ear.
Maybe he's not interested anymore, he doesn't want to listen.
Alright, let's listen to another example.
Are you turning a deaf ear on me?
Yes! You told me the same story for the 5th time. I have it memorized already.
Alright, so again with the five times they're telling the story and he's turning a deaf ear.
He doesn't want to listen anymore.
Alright, so if you guessed it, the meaning of this idiom is to not listen on purpose.
Maybe something you're not interested in or at first it was interesting and you got told many, many times, you got an earful
and you lost interest and you turned a deaf ear.
Alright, so it's similar to falling on deaf ears.
So, for example, I'm the speaker and I'm giving my child an earful, I'm getting them in trouble and my words are falling on deaf ears,
meaning they're not listening, and my child turned a deaf ear, they're not listening.
So, the words, the speech is falling on deaf ears and the person who's not listening turned a deaf ear, okay?
So, let's try using both of these idioms some time soon and I'll see you next time!


Englisch Redewendung 35/100: Right under your nose

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