“Oh wow. That sounds fascinating.”

English Lesson: Oh wow. That sounds fascinating.

You're talking to a woman at a party that you've never met before. She says that she's a veterinarian at a zoo. You think that sounds like an amazing job, so you say this.

Oh wow. That sounds fascinating.

(something) sounds (adjective)

When someone tells you about something, and you want to respond to them, use the phrase, "That sounds ___":

That sounds so fun!

Your boss sounds like a real jerk.

Oh wow.

Say this when you hear something really surprising, interesting, or upsetting.

(something) is fascinating

The word "fascinating" means "interesting", but is much stronger. When something is "fascinating", you feel like you really want to learn more about it.

Things that people often describe as "fascinating" include:

a fascinating story

a fascinating conversation

a fascinating character

When you use the word "fascinating", you sound smart and intellectual.


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