Episode 01 Knowing and not Knowing Expressions
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Welcome to a new English Express episode. In this episode, we will talk about knowing and not knowing idioms and expressions. You can find the transcript on my website, englishpluspodcast.com. You can find the links in the description of the episode. And now, without further ado, let's talk about knowing and not knowing expressions and idioms.

So when someone tells you about something, you can tell them, yes, I know about that, or I don't know about it. Well, that's perfectly fine. Of course, you can say, I know this. I don't know that, but don't you want to learn new ways You can talk about this and a variety of levels of knowing and not knowing. So then you need some expressions, some idioms, some common idioms people use every day to talk about knowing and not knowing things.

Let me start with knowing. What about inside out? When you say someone knows something inside out, she knows the system inside out. What does that mean? That means she knows every detail of it. So when you know something inside out, that means you know every detail of something. That's not only saying, I know it.

No, I know it inside out. So that is an extra level of meaning that you need if you want to talk more about knowing and not knowing. But now again, let's focus on knowing what about know your stuff. When we say, for example, when it comes to geography, he certainly knows his stuff. What does that mean? When we say someone knows his or her stuff?

That means he or she has a very good knowledge of it. So that is another expression to know your stuff. What about if we wanna talk about something that sounds familiar, like you wanna say? I think I've heard it before. You can say, I know it, but you don't exactly know it, do you? It sounds familiar. You think you've heard it before?

What do you say?. You can see this thing has a familiar ring to it. For example, that book title has a familiar ring to it. I think I read it a long time ago. So something has a familiar ring to it, that means it sounds familiar. You think you've heard it before. And what about Ring a bell? I'll give you an example.

I'm not sure if I know her, but the name rings a bell. Well, we use this expression very commonly with names, and that is to say, I have a vague memory of someone with that name. But can't remember exactly. So you know that you have heard this name before. You know this person, you've heard of this person.

You have this vague memory, but you can't remember exactly. Here. You can use the expression, ring a bell. The name rings a bell. So these are expressions about the things you know. What about the things you don't know? Well, of course again, we can say, I don't know, but there are a lot of expressions you can use to even convey better meanings.

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