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This is your host, Danny, and welcome to a new English Express episode. In this episode, we will talk about expressions we use to talk about learning from experiences. 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 those expressions we use when we wanna talk about learning from experiences.
So first, let's start when something bad has happened, but instead of getting upset by that, you decide to learn from it instead of just being upset and whine all the time or complain. So what do you say? What is the expression you can use to talk about something? You can say, I have decided to put it down to experience.
When you decide to put something down to experience, that means something bad has happened, but you decide to learn from it instead of being upset by it. So that is learning from experience, right? But that's not everything. What if you don't know what your position is or what your situation is with someone and it is kind of worrying you.
You wanna know, right? What do you. You can say, I just wanna know where I stand. That's all. I want to know where I stand. So here we have another expression. Know where you stand. All right. But that's not all. What if something happens or someone says something that makes you think very seriously about it?
Isn't that something to think about? Well, yes it is. And here we can use an expression by saying, given me food for thought, or Give me food for. Like when we say the events or your suggestions have certainly given me food for thought, and now let's learn another expression. What if something bad happens to you and you decide you will never let it happen again?
Why? Because you've learned your lesson. When I say I've learned my lesson, that means something bad happens to me, and then I decide that I will never let it happen again. Why is that? Because I've learned my lesson. That is the expression when you learn your lesson, that means you never let bad things that already happened.
You never let them happen again because you've learned your lesson. So that is if you've learned your lesson. What about teach someone a lesson when you say, for example, that will teach him or teach her a lesson. What does that mean? That means someone does something stupid, which affects them in a way that they will never want to do it again.
So it's kind of like mirroring the fact of, I've learned my lesson, and that will teach them a lesson or teach him or her obviously, but that means they did something stupid and now they know it is stupid and it affects them in a way. They don't want to have that situation again. So they will never want to do it again.