English Expression ‘Can’t Get Over Something’




In today’s episode I talk about the phrase ‘can’t get over something’ when you want to express a surprise. I share a few different examples so you can get used to using this phrase. Enjoy :)

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Hi guys, you’re listening to the English Made Simple Show, this is episode number 2-5-7, two hundred and fifty seven, numero dos cientos cincuenta y siette.

Welcome everyone, it’s Milena from Englishmadesimple.net.

How’s it going amigos y amigas?

Thanks for joining me today.

As I touched on in the last episode, today we’re going to learn how to use the phrase ‘to get over’ – we’d use it when we want to express a surprise.

So now that you’ve been learning English for some time, now you know that the phrase ‘get over’ is used a lot in the English language.

Using ‘get over’ to express a surprise, more closely expressing the feeling of being astounded, shocked and appalled.

Like, ‘oh, my god, I can’t believe it’ – that type of shock.

The reason I wanted to include this phrase in today’s episode is because I wanted you to remember this particular phrase. I know what you guys do, you listen to the podcast and an hour later you forget what you’ve heard. It’s not just you. It’s human nature.

Today’s phrase is used a lot by native speakers. It’s used in an informal setting, when you’re with your friends.

And when you decide to use it, you will sound more fluent.

So to sum it up, today’s phrase is ‘Can’t Get over Something’

If you’re unsure about how to use this phrase, it’s almost similar to saying “I can’t believe it!”

So let me give you some examples.

Maybe that will help.

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Milena Vujnic

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Milena is the host of the English Made Simple Podcast and is passionate about helping motivated English learners break their fear of speaking English so they can confidently make conversation and be understood by other English-speakers. Milena lives in Australia with her Chileno husband and loves anything podcasting and online coaching and is honoured to be supporting and guiding immigrants from all over the world with her products, programs and coaching services. Click here to learn more about how you can work with Milena.  

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