Today’s Word: ignore

February 15, 2017 =========

☆  ignore  見て見ぬ振りをする


If you ignore someone or something, you pay no attention to that person or thing. In most cases, it means that you have noticed the thing, but chosen to disregard it. Another way to say this is to say that you “turn a blind eye to” it, in other words, we pretend that we didn’t see or know about something or someone. Here are some examples:

She felt like her husband always ignored her.
He ignored the doctor’s advice and continued smoking.
The teacher ignored the bullying.

For the last one, if you wanted the nuance that you were annoyed with the teacher, then you could use the verb phrase I mentioned, like this: The teacher turned a blind eye to the bullying.

What are you ignoring in your life, hopefully not your English studies!