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you know what? | you know something?

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase you know what? | you know something?

Meaning

You can say this to get someone's attention, esp. before explaining or clarifying something.

For example

  • "You must really love your job."
    "You know what? I'm actually pretty sick of it. I'm thinking of quitting."

  • "You and Evie have had such a happy marriage, haven't you?"
    "It might look that way, but you know something? It hasn't always been easy. We've had to work at it."

Quick Quiz

You can say "You know what?" or "You know something?" before you

a. give someone something

b. ask someone something

c. tell someone something

Contributor: Matt Errey