Learn English Vocabulary – Reminds Me Of & Takes Me Back To

Michael Conversational Phrases, Vocabulary 5 Comments

Do you feel nostalgic sometimes? Do people or things sometimes make you think about think about the past? Have you met someone who looks like or acts like another person you know? Here are two was you can express these situations in English:

Reminds Me Of

When something makes you think of something else, or a person makes you think of another person you know, you can use this pattern: [someone/something] reminds me of [someone/something]

  • This pasta reminds me of the pasta my grandmother used to make.
  • That song reminds me of my high school days.
  • The new salesman in my company reminds me of my cousin Joe.
  • Seeing the ocean from the hotel window reminds me of how much I love the sea.

Takes Me Back To

When something makes you think of a past time in your life, or gives you nostalgic feelings, you can use this pattern: [someone/something] takes me back to [point in time]

  • This pasta takes me back to my grandmother’s house when I was a child.
  • That song takes me back to the time I was in high school.
  • Jack said seeing that movie takes him back to when he first got married.
  • Seeing the ocean from the hotel window takes me back to my childhood. I used to always go to the beach with my grandfather.

What takes you back to your childhood? Why not leave a comment here and share your story!
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  1. Hi Micheal,

    Please review

    No work in the current company reminds me of my old company.
    This hot weather reminds me of my home town weather.
    That girl reminds me of my ex-girlfriend.
    Seeing people playing table tennis reminds me of how much I love to play table tennis.
    That old phone reminds me of my phone.

    This coffee takes me back to the time of collage where I used to have coffee with my friends.
    Talking with friends takes me back to the time of collage where we used to have long chat at night.
    Studying English takes me back to the time when I was afraid of English.

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      Good examples. When you talk about time, “when” is best:
      back to the time where < back to the time when Also: "college"

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