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2007.04.20(Review of 2002.11.22 edition)

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I KNEW IT!   やっぱり!、そう思っていたよ!


  • Use the expression I knew it! when you want to say 「やっぱり!」 because something you expected to happen has indeed happened. You can also say “I knew something WOULD happen,” or “I knew someone WOULD do something.”

    Be Careful! Stress the word “knew”, as in I KNEW it!, when saying these expressions.
  • 自分が予想した通りのことが本当に起こり、「やっぱり!」と言いたいときには、I knew it! という表現を使います。また、I knew something WOULD happen. (何かが起こるだろうと思っていた)I knew someone WOULD do something.(ある人が何かをするだろうと思っていた)などと言うこともできます。

    注意:これらの表現を言うときは、KNEW を強調して言いましょう。


  1. (about to open a gift that every child dreams of)
    I bet this is the new WordMaster action figure, isn't it? ... (after removing the wrapping paper) Yes! I knew it! Thank you, it's just what I wanted!
  2. (two female friends)
    a: So what was the big news you wanted to tell me about?
    b: Brian proposed!
    a: I knew it!  I knew he would ask you! Congratulations!
  3. (a man to his wife)
    a: I got a job offer today from a company in Libya.
    b: Libya! Are you kidding? I'm not moving to Libya!
    a: I knew you wouldn't like the idea.

英会話レッスンAnd now, let the weekend begin!