you know (3)

This page is about the conversational phrase you know (3)


You can add this to a statement if you're annoyed because of what someone has said, assumed or implied.

For example

  • "You want to buy a gold Rolex for fifty dollars?"
    "Only fifty dollars? I'm not stupid, you know!"

  • "I want to see an American doctor! Not one of these locals."
    "That's really insulting, you know! I think you'd better go somewhere else."

Quick Quiz

Dan said, "I'm not a child, you know!" after his mother had

a. offered to lend him an umbrella

b. said she thought it might rain

c. told him to put on his coat

Contributor: Matt Errey