What a klutz!

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Sometimes people accidentally fall, trip, or break things. In fact, there are so many incidents like these that we’ve got a bunch of expressions to talk about them. In some cases, a person might just have a clumsy moment, but other people are clumsy all the time! In this episode, Harp and Maura give examples of what clumsy people do and explain the expressions we can use to talk about them!

Maura Harp

Maura: Now, a person who is a klutz is a clumsy person, is the kind of person that we just described, who might often break things or walks into things or falls down.
Harp: Exactly. When someone does something like this, you can call them a klutz, or when someone’s doing it all the time, they’re a klutz.
Maura: Right. So you might be starting to think of someone that you know who is a klutz, because we all know people who are really clumsy.
Harp: Yup. I’m thinking about someone at my work. He is always running into things and dropping things. I would never give him a nice glass. I’m sure he would break it. He’s such a klutz
Maura: Yeah. Sometimes there are just people who often have accidents and break things. Sometimes it’s funny, but sometimes if they break something or hurt themselves, it’s not so funny.

Expressions from this episode included in the Learning Materials:

Clumsy A klutz
On the other hand A pain in the butt
A teacup/mug To be all thumbs
Fine motor skills You know what they say
To get the hang of something The two pronunciations of vase
To have two left feet

Podcast/Learning Materials: Culips English Podcast, Image: ©Mugen

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