25 Other ways to say 'I don't know'

In this episode, I will be helping you with conversational phrases. We will learn other ways to say 'I don't know'.

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Today's topic: Other ways to say 'I don't know'

Imagine somebody is asking you a question and you don't know what to answer. Native speakers use different phrases for this, and now let's learn them.

You can say:

  • I don't know
  • I have no idea.
  • I'm not aware. (= I am not informed)
  • I don't have the slightest idea.
  • I don't have any idea.
  • Dunno (in very informal style)
  • Don't ask me!
  • Not sure...
  • My best guess is...

Be careful about prepositions

We say 'I don't know about that' but 'I am not aware of that'.

That's all for today.

You can learn more everyday English phrases in other episodes of 'Figure Out English':

02 Ways to say 'I don't understand'

13 Everyday phrases: It depends, It matters, It takes

16 How to ask and give recommendations

20 How to ask for help

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