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2007.06.07(Review of 2004.05.13 edition)

Hello! Have you ever heard THIS idiom before?

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RING A BELL   聞いたことがある、思い当たる


  • If something (especially a name) rings a bell, it sounds or looks familiar.
  • ring a bell とは、(特に人の名前に)聞き覚えがある、見覚えがあるという意味です。



  1. a: Do you remember meeting Mr. Kato at the trade show last year?
    b: Kato ... The name doesn't ring a bell.
    a: Don't you remember? He was the Japanese salesman who spoke English with an Aussie accent?
    b: Oh, of course!
  2. a: Guess who I just ran into.
    b: Who?
    a: Does the name Maximilian ring a bell?
    b: You mean Max from high school? Really? How many years has it been?
  3. His face sure rings a bell, but I can't remember where I've seen him before.
  4. Something about this new ad copy rings a bell with me. Are you sure someone hasn't already used it?

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