mention 言及する

December 26, 2016 =========

☆   mention  言及する


When you mention something, it means that you say something about it, but just briefly. For example, “When she gave him the CD he mentioned that he didn’t really like pop music.” It is often used with words like “forget”… as in “Sorry, I forgot to mention that I had to leave early.”

It is also used in the phrase, “don’t mention it.” “Don’t mention it”, is a polite reply to something who has just thanked you for doing something. It’s an alternative to saying, “You’re welcome.” For example:

A: Thank you very much.
B: Don’t mention it.