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talk someone's ear off English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Oct 28 2010


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“You have to stop! You’ve talked my ear off!”

- Jason, after listening to Ella’s extreme story.

2. Video - Watch the video before learning the definition.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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talk too much, make the listener tired

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Listening doesn’t usually take all that much work. Your ears just kind of do it for you. But if someone just keeps talking and talking and talking, it can get extreme. You and your ears can get tired.

When someone talks to you for much longer than you would like to listen, you can say that person talked your ear off. This can happen on the bus or at a bar. Someone says hello to you, and soon they’re telling you their life story. You never can tell when a stranger is about to talk your ear off.

Your friends and family members can talk your ear off as well. That’s what happens to Jason. He shows Ella some big ears he got and they remind her of something that happened to her when she was young. Her story just goes on and on. Jason listens for hours. Finally, he gets angry. It’s not fun to have someone talk your ear off!

When is the last time someone talked your ear off? Have you ever talked anyone’s ear off?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I thought it would be a quick meeting, but it took a long time. They talked my ear off.”

“Be careful. My grandfather is nice, but he’ll talk your ear off if you let him.”

“The date would have gone better if I hadn’t talked her ear off. I need to learn to listen more.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

chomo keep talking and talking!
by chomo
Dess to weary someone by talking,blabing, jabbering, twaddling
by Dess
To talk someone's ear off is to talk over and over and over to someone till he ges angry !
by Mariam Hamdy
mr.goddy talk too much that make one uneasy
by mr.goddy
Lst Talk too much. Similar to a verb yap.
by Lst
to talk someone's ear off means to make him feel tired of listening you.
by monacovalentina
talk too much
by Victimbaggio
Manu4 When someone have talked enough to exhaust you
by Manu4
sajithbc talk to someone endlessly
by sajithbc
coolplanet talk too much
by coolplanet
Gaby313 when someone speaks so much that it gets annoying, they talk your ear off.
by Gaby313

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talk too much and make listener tired

05:19 PM Oct 29 2010 |



talk to someone for much longer than he /she  would like to listen,

03:09 PM Oct 29 2010 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

she is really loquaciousYell

02:42 PM Oct 29 2010 |

bystander :-)



Try to connect these slangs to something around you, to your everyday life, events, stories. Look for similar slangs in your language,  try to find the difference. If you pay attention and enough time to each slangs you will memorize them easier. Use them while you are speaking and chatting.

'..in a quick way' ? I have no any suggestion for it.

You have to keep yourself occupied with them, that's all :)  

06:42 AM Oct 29 2010 |




usually girls talk too much…everyday i have the chance ti listen to many people but i just ignore them, and see for a place more quiet… 

12:48 AM Oct 29 2010 |

luvik palestine

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

That‘s make me nervus and Disturbed .. i dislike this thing ..

12:17 AM Oct 29 2010 |



tired of listening

07:18 PM Oct 28 2010 |



Saudi Arabia

somtimes when and when im iin Conversation my parntes  they talk

and i had hear the same thing alots of times

but for  better  to Give others chance

if  not  then , you're only talking   with  yourslfe




06:38 PM Oct 28 2010 |



Saudi Arabia

sometimes when  i read  somting  here  and very very long

and look stupid  or Trivial

does  that aaplay in this?too



i i thi nk its the same  it  could  also  t  forcing student to teach them somthing that  they dont want


or look like without senens 

06:29 PM Oct 28 2010 |


El Salvador

does anybody know how to memorize the idioms easy and in a quick way? i have tried by repeating each idiom a couple of tiimes but with no success. Your suggestions will be more than welcome!!!

03:05 PM Oct 28 2010 |




when somebody talks my ear off, i would try to find some other topics that we are both interested in.

02:17 PM Oct 28 2010 |



Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

that's very useful  for only english language for learning it .


11:27 AM Oct 28 2010 |



Russian Federation

ahahaaha.. .That`s funny story about big ears))) "You could hear all around the world with them" also you can eat spaghetti which I lay on it))))

09:55 AM Oct 28 2010 |

bystander :-)


...and this is the way how you can develop your selective hearing :)

07:20 AM Oct 28 2010 |



I must find a girl friend at the moment. She is speak and I can listen :) So I can improve my listening :D

02:22 AM Oct 28 2010 |



United States

Jason you are freaking funny but,she talks too muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

12:21 AM Oct 28 2010 |

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