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캣 Kat T

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2021.01.29 03:38

American Slang Post
I’ve noticed that this phrase we use tends

to confuse people learning English. In America, we use the phrase “tell me about it”. However, when we use this phrase, we aren’t asking you to tell us about anything. We actually are agreeing with you you are saying, or saying that we understand it as well. We are being sarcastic, because we have experienced what you are talking about, so we say “tell me about it” ironically, as we have already experienced it. Though this phrase is sarcastic it’s not rude. However, I would reserve it for a more casual conversation
Example Sentences:

“This computer doesn’t work!” “Tell me about it, I’ve tried to to use it so many times.”

“I had such a bad day.” “Yeah, tell me about it. My car broke down on my way to work today.”

“”I hate the rain.” “Tell me about it, I haven’t dried off yet!!”

Hope that this helped and feel free to ask any questions in the comments :)
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Comments

  • Veronica 2021.01.29 03:39

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    Thanks :)
  • 영영 2021.01.29 03:40

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    어,어려워요..
  • S Chaudhary 2021.01.29 03:42

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    So can we use it when we want next person to stop talking?
  • 한국아저씨 2021.01.29 04:15

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    It looks like the battle Who's day was worse hahaha
  • 소운Kumo 2021.01.29 04:32

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    There's nothing wrong with that, I just want to say what happened to me and I don't want people to think that I'm not listening to him😉
  • ryota 椋太 2021.01.29 05:07

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    Thank you
  • Belal 2021.01.29 06:02

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    Thanks so much for sharing these helpful posts , I appreciate it
  • eidos 90 2021.01.29 12:09

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    your lessons always help me a lotyou should open an youtube page and link each post here to there 😊
  • Angelo 2021.01.29 21:10

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    @캣 Kat T Ohh, the first times I always answered that question 😵😵, until they explained to me.... what you have written in this post 🤭🤭🤫

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