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David vip

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2020.01.12 08:20

🇬🇧🇬🇧 English Phrase Time 🇬🇧🇬🇧 (C1+ difficulty)

take to "something

" with a pinch of salt

"if I was you I would take his advice with a pinch of salt!"

To take something with a pinch of salt can be used when you want to express that one should not completely believe something that you are told, because you think it is unlikely to be true:

"You have to take everything she says with a pinch of salt, because she tends to exaggerate."

"jack told me that he could male 100k a year by starting a company but I've taken it with a pinch of salt as that seems too high... "

"P1: Jess called me fat because I like eating pizza..
P2... well I'd take what she said with a pinch of salt... Jess doesn't know your normal diet"

Now it's your turn! Try using "take something with a piece of salt" in a sentence and I'll correct any mistakes 😁😁😁😁
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  • SpanishbyFede 2020.01.12 08:28

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    Interesting!.. In Argentina we say.. "Tomarlo con pinzas"
  • Erika Marchán 2020.01.12 08:48

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    @David ¿Es como si algo no importara o importara muy poco????
  • Sonya 2020.01.12 08:51

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    More of official media in Russia take information with a pinch of salt
  • Vlada 2020.01.12 08:57

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    I take over sweet people with a pinch of salt 🙊
  • Vlada 2020.01.12 08:57

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    I wonder if this expression is used in American English 🤔
  • David 2020.01.12 08:58

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    @Erika Marchán si exactamente! Es como "alguien dijo algo pero no te preocupes porque exageran" algo así 😅 perdón por la gramática!
  • David 2020.01.12 08:58

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    @SpanishbyFede that is interesting! Thank you for sharing 😁😁
  • Erika Marchán 2020.01.12 09:01

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    @David can i say... "my brother borrowed me $1000, and he wants to return the money soon, but i will take it with a pinch of salt" ?
  • Felix 2020.01.12 09:01

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    Eg: Trump said he won't bomb any country in order to get re-elected. I would take his declarations with a pinch of salt.
  • Felix 2020.01.12 09:03

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    In spanish is like "coger con pinzas" = picked with tweezers.
  • Erika Marchán 2020.01.12 09:03

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    En ecuador usamos también "tomalo con pinzas" pero cuando es algo importante, como consejo más bien para evitarse problemas... 🤔
  • David 2020.01.12 09:05

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    @Sonya "take official russian media and the information with a pinch of salt" :) good job!
  • David 2020.01.12 09:05

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    @Vlada take it with a gain of salt I believe is what they say :) don't know how popular it is!
  • Елена Дудинова 2020.01.12 09:05

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    My boyfriend said that he will love me forever but I've taken his words with a pinch of salt.
  • David 2020.01.12 09:06

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    @Erika Marchán "my brother lent me ...." Yes you can 😁😁😉 really good job!!!!
  • David 2020.01.12 09:06

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    @Felix wonderful job and very true statement 😂😂
  • Erika Marchán 2020.01.12 09:09

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    @Елена Дудинова 🤣🤣🤣 so true
  • David 2020.01.12 09:13

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    @Елена Дудинова I mean yes it's all correct 😂😂 but I would avoid saying that to your loved one! Hahaha
  • Natasha 2020.01.12 09:19

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    Great expression! Thank you. "I found out that my friend was telling me a lie about so many things in the past, so everything he is going to tell me now I will take with a piece of salt". Is it correct?
  • David 2020.01.12 09:27

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    @Natasha you're sentence was perfect and grammatically correct! If you want to use less words you can say... "I found out that my friend always used to lie to me in the past, so now I take everything he says with a pinch of salt" :)
  • Patricio 2020.01.12 10:24

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    @Erika Marchán Jaja, $1000? 😒 pobre de tu hermano... creo que te estás pasando... 😃😃😃
  • Mara 2020.01.12 10:28

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    Thank you David! Here is my example: She always takes what her son says with a piece of salt as she knows he is a little liar. 😆
  • David 2020.01.12 10:31

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    @Mara very good 😁😁😁😁 not sure if autocorrect changed it but remember the phrase is pinch of salt :) good job!!!
  • Patricio 2020.01.12 10:32

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    @David si exactamente! Es como "alguien dijo algo pero no te preocupes porque exagera*" algo así 😅 In plural: "algunos dijeron algo pero no te preocupes porque exageran" Alguien exagera Algunos exageran 😊 How do you say "alguien exagera" in English?
  • Patricio 2020.01.12 10:33

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    @SpanishbyFede también en Chile decimos eso 😊
  • David 2020.01.12 10:35

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    @Patricio ¡¡muchísimas gracias!!! "Someone exaggerates" en ingles :)
  • Patricio 2020.01.12 10:36

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    @Natasha next Christmas pinch of salt for all that liar friends 😊😊
  • Patricio 2020.01.12 10:42

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    @David you are welcome, and thanks you too! And how to say the plural "algunos exageran"
  • Patricio 2020.01.12 10:54

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    @Felix coger con pinzas? Cuándo se usa la palabra tomar en España?
  • Felix 2020.01.12 11:07

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    @Patricio tomar en España lo usamos más cuando hablamos de ingerir algo, por ejemplo beber una cerveza.
  • Patricio 2020.01.12 11:09

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    @Felix oh, gracias! 😊
  • Felix 2020.01.12 11:09

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    @Patricio de nada! Saludos desde España 😁
  • Natasha 2020.01.12 11:15

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    @David Thank you :) I will follow your next lessons :)
  • Natasha 2020.01.12 11:19

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    @Patricio Haha...It was just an example to practice the phrase :)
  • Erika Marchán 2020.01.12 14:24

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    @Patricio 🤣🤣🤣 solo es una broma
  • Patricio 2020.01.12 14:34

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    @Erika Marchán Si , la mía también lo es 😃😃😃. Gracias. Sorry if I bothered you 😌
  • Patricio 2020.01.12 14:35

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    @Natasha haha, thanks for laughing with me 😃😃😃
  • Erika Marchán 2020.01.12 14:58

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    @Patricio nooo 🤣🤣🤣, hahaha no problem
  • Mara 2020.01.12 17:34

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    @David it wasn’t autocorrect, it was me actually 🙈 but now I won’t forget the structure! Cheers!
  • Patricio 2020.01.12 18:03

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    @Erika Marchán haha, I love you! Thanks! Haha 😃😃😃
  • tina 2020.01.12 20:53

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    My friend suggested me taking ballroom dancing class and it was easy but I would take his advice with a pinch of salt for I have two left feet.
  • Елена Дудинова 2020.01.27 09:51

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    @Erika Marchán 😄
  • Елена Дудинова 2020.01.27 09:52

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    @David I won't 😄
  • 2020.03.08 15:45

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    Aprendí esa en los podcasts de bbc learning English 🙌🏻

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