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Meaning of IT’S LIKE RIDING A BIKE – A Really Short English Lesson with Subtitles

Meaning of IT’S LIKE RIDING A BIKE – A Really Short English Lesson with Subtitles


So in English when we say, “It’s like riding
a bike.”, what we’re talking about is a skill that you have learned to do in the past that
is still easy for you to do today. We’re not actually talking about riding a
bike at all. A good example of this would be maybe when
you were a kid you learned how to play the guitar and you haven’t played guitar for a
number of years and friend of yours asks if you want to play guitar in his band, and you
would say, “Sure. No problem!” And if he said would you still be able to
play guitar you could say, “Ah, it’s like riding a bike!” So what it means when you say, “It’s like
riding a bike!”, is that it is a skill that you learned in the past that you have not
forgotten. When you say, “It’s like riding a bike!”,
you’re talking about something that you learned when you were younger that’s still easy for
you to do now.

18 comments on “Meaning of IT’S LIKE RIDING A BIKE – A Really Short English Lesson with Subtitles

  1. Again, in Portuguese we give the same example. When something is learned in the past, mainly in the childhood, it's never forgotten. Thanks Sir!

  2. When we feel confident in Mexico about doing an activity we usually say: "it's eaten bread" ("es pan comido").

  3. It is easy for me to communicate in English with native speakers . It is like riding a bicycle ! Because I have been learning English since elementary school.
    In Vietnam we use the idiom " It is easy like flipping a hand".

  4. Let a comment with an idiom below your video evey day is not like riding a bicycle for me. I have to rack my brains.

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