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  • - Am I a douche?

  • I don't know.

  • Am I a douche?

  • I don't know.

  • Who am I?

  • I don't know.

  • Am I a douche, am I a douche?

  • I don't know.

  • Am I a douche?

  • I don't know.

  • Here are some other ways that you can say, I don't know.

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  • Let's imagine that you are with your friend

  • and you see someone, you're like,

  • (fingers snapping) that guy,

  • who's that guy?

  • She doesn't know.

  • But I mean, completely doesn't know.

  • These are the full expressions,

  • so we'll practice the pronunciation.

  • I haven't got the foggiest.

  • I haven't got the foggiest.

  • I haven't got the faintest idea.

  • I haven't got the faintest idea who that is.

  • I haven't got any idea who he is.

  • Mate, I haven't got any clue who he is.

  • Now, in my opinion, these are the most common ways

  • that you can say, I completely don't know.

  • So, if you stopped watching the video now,

  • you'd probably be fine, honestly.

  • So the full expressions are this.

  • I haven't got blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

  • But, big but, we shorten everything.

  • So, the short answer for these is like this.

  • Not the foggiest.

  • Not the faintest.

  • This one, you can say not the faintest

  • or not the faintest idea.

  • That word's an option, again options.

  • That guy? No idea.

  • That guy?

  • No clue.

  • So, in summary, yeah, these are the most common way

  • to say, I completely don't know.

  • And the short versions are these with the purple.

  • They're fun, they're lazy,

  • they're natural sounding, great choices.

  • So, say them with me, practice your pronunciation.

  • Not the foggiest.

  • Not the faintest idea.

  • No idea, mate, no idea.

  • No clue, no clue.

  • Of those, which was your favorite to say?

  • Because all you need to boost your vocabulary for today,

  • is to learn one expression completely.

  • So, let's practice in a real situation.

  • I will ask you one question,

  • and you use your favorite response from this.

  • Remember, if you practice this, it becomes part

  • of your daily English.

  • Just practice.

  • So, I'll ask you a question,

  • you say one of these back to me.

  • Ready?

  • Oh, hi, glad I got you.

  • Do you know the capital of Sweden? Do you know?

  • Oh, hey, listen, oh that song is in my head.

  • Who sings that song? You know the one that goes,

  • Du du du, dudurutu

  • Du du du, dudurutu

  • Who sings that, do you know?

  • No?

  • Oh, Third Eye Blind, duh.

  • Oh, hi, quick question.

  • Is it possible to drive my car from here, in London,

  • to South Korea, do you know?

  • 'Kay fine, I'll Google it, shall I?

  • So, again, this is all, if you don't know anything at all.

  • Zero things, nothing, but what if you are just not sure

  • about something, then what should you say?

  • If your friend asks you, "Is it gonna rain today?"

  • how would you know? How would you know?

  • All you can do is look at the clouds, you know?

  • (blowing) Not sure.

  • I'm not sure, that's the full expression,

  • but very commonly, we remove, I'm, we just say, not sure.

  • The next one, I'm not 100%.

  • You could shorten it to, not 100%,

  • that's fine too.

  • Honestly, I'm not the best person to ask.

  • Of course, you're not a professional,

  • so that's a good expression when you want to say,

  • what do you think I am? A weather person?

  • No. Or a great one, your guess is as good as mine.

  • I don't know any more information than you, so.

  • Okay now, the stronger ways to say I don't know.

  • There will be bad words.

  • So if you don't like swear words, just skip forward a minute

  • and you'll be fine.

  • Three of the most common strong ways to say I don't know.

  • I'm so bored, when can we go on holiday again?

  • Medium strength.

  • Mate, who knows? Who knows?

  • Second option, a bit stronger,

  • religious people don't like this one.

  • God knows!

  • The third and strongest option is very informal and vulgar.

  • Be careful who you say it to.

  • Fuck knows!

  • So again, choose your favorite response

  • and practice with me.

  • Add it to your daily English.

  • Oh, hi, what time are you gonna finish work today?

  • Oh hey, what do you think the Queen is doing right now?

  • Okay now, when you have no understanding of this thing,

  • and that's why you don't know,

  • say these things.

  • Fathom, that's the word which means understand.

  • So you can say, I can't even fathom, and it's like,

  • it's kind of like imagine

  • and understand together, kinda thing.

  • So you can use this before a sentence

  • which you don't understand,

  • like, I just, I can't even fathom why people voted for him.

  • I know, I know, it's beyond me how people still support him.

  • You can simply use them as exclamations.

  • Like, Mate, can you explain to me

  • why so many people like coriander in their food?

  • It's disgusting.

  • I know, it's beyond me.

  • Again, again, when you learn these expressions

  • from my videos, don't just make notes,

  • make examples using those expressions,

  • but make them relevant to your life.

  • If you're never gonna use them again,

  • you're gonna forget them,

  • but if you can make examples, using these expressions,

  • relevant to your life, then maybe you'll use it

  • in natural conversation.

  • And then it becomes part of your vocabulary.

  • Then you are awesome.

  • Okay, I you don't know your decision about something.

  • For example, if someone asks you a question,

  • asks for your opinion about something,

  • like mandatory military service,

  • we don't have this in the UK.

  • I know that some countries do, like Korea,

  • you guys have it for like two years, right? I think?

  • Anyhoo, what's your opinion about this?

  • Do you think that you should have it or not have it

  • or what do you think?

  • If you're like, I don't know,

  • say these things.

  • I'm on the fence about it.

  • For example, you're on the fence,

  • you haven't made a decision yet.

  • The same with, I haven't decided one way or the other,

  • that's also good.

  • And if you want to say, well, there are good points for

  • and good points against, you can say,

  • I'm in two minds, or I'm of two minds,

  • both are fine, doesn't matter, nothing matters.

  • Another really good one that you can use,

  • you could use it in this situation,

  • but you could also use it for other situations.