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It's not enough to be in the right place at the right time. If you don't realize who the other person is, your chance meeting will become a missed opportunity. So here's the other half of the equation!

Today's Lesson
RECOGNIZE   見覚えがある、(誰、何であるか)わかる


  • To recognize someone or something is to know that you have seen them before. You can also recognize sounds, smells, tastes, etc.
  • 人や物について recognize と言うと、それが以前から知っている人・物と同じだとわかる、という意味になります。recognize は、音や匂い、味などについても使うことができます。


  1. I ran into an old friend of mine on the train today. It's been ten years since we last saw each other, but I recognized her right away.
  2. I recognized him, but couldn't remember his name or where we had met.
  3. Do you recognize this dress? I wore it on our first date.
  4. I didn't recognize you with your beard!
  5. (upon hearing some familiar music in a TV commercial)
    Do you recognize this music? It's from “Jurassic Park”.

英会話レッスンTake care!