Deja vu In english explanation

The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "deja vu", English Idiom Dictionary ( also found in Vietnamese )

author Caroline Tran calendar 2020-07-27 05:07

Meaning of Deja vu


recognition , recall , past-life experience , familiarity

Deja vu American noun informal

Deja vu is an anomaly of memory. Although the sense of recollection such as the time, place and practical context experience are very strong, they are not believed to be possible. People who are under high pressure tend to experience deja vu more than others; or because they travel or watch more movies than others.

A strange feeling of something in the present had happened in the past; an illusion of remembering current events when experienced for the first time.

I entered the classroom, looked around and suddenly felt a sense of deja vu.

That new music video has a sense of deja vu about it.

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Grammar and Usage of Deja vu

Its most common use by far is literal. Moreover, deja vu may also be used disparagingly or dismissively.

Origin of Deja vu

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The term deja vu is French, supposed to exist at 1900–05 and literally means "already seen." Those who have experienced the feeling describe it as an overwhelming sense of familiarity with something that they have just met for the first time.


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