AEE 564: Do Coincidences Really Exist? How to Talk About It in English

English conversation coincidences

Do you ever experience a coincidence in your life?

Sometimes weird things happen in life.

When a weird thing happens to you, find out what you can say in English at that moment.

Here is a question from a listener:

“I just want to thank you for your great work. You are like a cool English book which teaches how to speak English as a cool person not as a robot. When I saw this new podcast email I was like “Wow what a coincidence” and decided to write an email. I don’t believe there is a coincidence. Everything has a reason. It would be great if you made an episode on coincidences.”

 

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What is a coincidence?

According to the dictionary it is: “A striking occurrence of two or more events at one time seemingly by mere chance”

 

What do you say when a coincidence happens?

  • “Oh wow what a coincidence. This/that is so funny.”
  • “This is such a coincidence isn’t it?”
  • “Kind of a coincidence isn’t it?”

 

Listen to the role play to hear how these phrases are used in a real situation!

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