Meaning of “It’s not my cup of tea.” [ ForB English Lesson ]

Meaning of “It’s not my cup of tea.” [ ForB English Lesson ]


Hello, everyone. Welcome to ForB’s English lesson video. I’m Robbie and today we’re looking at a useful
phrase. And, this phrase is: “It’s not my cup of tea.” So, what do you think this phrase means? Well, let’s look at a very short conversation. Speaker A says: “Do you want to go to karaoke?” And, speaker B says: “No. It’s not my cup of tea.” So, what do you think this phrase means? OK. The meaning is: “I don’t like it very much.” “I don’t like it very much.” So, we use this phrase when someone invites
you to join an event or activity, but you don’t like it very much. So, you can say “No.” or “No thank you, it’s
not my cup of tea.” OK? Alright. Let’s practice. OK? So, I’m going to say it slowly, you repeat,
and a little bit faster, repeat, and then natural speed, and repeat. OK? OK. Here we go slowly. It’s not my cup of tea. You try. OK. a little bit faster. It’s not my cup of tea. You try. OK. And natural speed. It’s not my cup of tea. OK. You try. OK. Great. So, for me, bowling, it’s not my cup of tea. OK. So, what is not your cup of tea? OK. Great. Thank you very much, everyone, for watching. I’m Robbie. See you next time.

12 thoughts on “Meaning of “It’s not my cup of tea.” [ ForB English Lesson ]

  1. Nice to me to you
    I have a puestion.
    sorry I say the pustion in Japaness
    of は話すときにはa といってもいいと聞いたのですが本当にいいのですか?

  2. コメントありがとうございます。

    そうですね。特に早く話すときは、of はa のように聞こえますね。「カップァブティー」のように。

    ところで、あいさつの言葉ですが、ナイストゥーミートゥユーと、聞こえますが、実際の英語は、「Nice to meet you.」ですね。別のところで使ってみてください!

  3. 返信ありがとうございます
    本当にすいません。Nice to meet youのmeetをmeにしてしまいました((笑
    ホントに恥ずかしいですヽ(´Д`;)
    よく見たらクエスチョンのスペルも間違っていました
    すいません
    あともうひとつ質問で、Have you ←ハリューと言っていいのですか??

  4. 「Have you」 に関しては、「ハリュー」と言うよりは、「ハヴュー」ですね。

  5. The expression "It's not my cup of tea." can be used in any situation that you're talking about your feelings of dislike towards something. Very often it's used as a response to a question or invitation, but it's not only used in these cases. For example, I might be talking with a friend and say, "What do you want to have for dinner tonight? And don't say pizza; it's not my cup of tea." In this case I showed my dislike for pizza before my friend could say anything. I hope that helps! Kevin

  6. (A) Do you like playing soccer? (B) No. It's not my cup of tea.
    This would be grammatically correct and have the meaning that you dislike soccer. "It's not cup of my tea." isn't grammatically correct in any situation. "It's not a cup of tea." is grammatically correct, but says nothing about your feelings toward soccer. Instead it has the meaning that the cup doesn't contain tea, but some other drink such as coffee. Thanks for your comments! Kevin

  7. Remember, "It's not my cup of tea." and "It's not cup of my tea." are two completely different sentences. The first one has the meaning that you dislike something. If you want, you can explain why you dislike it, but it's not necessary. The second sentence is grammatically incorrect and has no meaning at all. So please be sure to use "It's not my cup of tea." if you want to show you dislike something. Thanks again for your comments! Kevin

  8. In India, we often use this phrase as we grow tea and love to drink it. However, people use this phrase(It’s not my cup of tea. Or, it’s not the tea of my cup) incorrectly to mean “It’s not in my hand./It’s not in my control” instead of “I don’t like it much”.

    I asked her: Why don’t you leave your husband if you are not happy with him?
    She replied: Well, it’s not my cup of tea.(She means she is tied to social norms. So, she can’t do it as she wishes.)

    I think all the Indians who use the phrase incorrectly should come and watch your video.🤪😀

    धन्यवाद🙏

  9. Khud samjhaye aur khud hi samjhe
    ⚫kisi ko kuch samajh aya kya?
    ⚫thodi hindi me bol ke samjhaate tab na kuch samajh aata bhai…..

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