In this The English We Speak podcast: What do you say in English if you can’t remember someone’s name? Listen to this programme to learn lots of different phrases you can use.
Finn: Hi Feifei. Did you enjoy the party last night?
Feifei: Yeah, great Finn. You?
Finn: Oh yeah, caught up with so many old friends!
Feifei: Yeah me too. What’s his name was there.
Finn: Oh yeah, what’s his name again? He was dancing crazily!
Feifei: Oh, can’t remember. Erm… Thingy.
Finn: Yeah, begins with ‘S’… Simon? Sandy?
Feifei: S… thingamy.
Finn: Oh, oh – and what’s his face was there too!
Feifei: Oh, what’s his face? The singer?
Finn: Yeah, he was singing wasn’t he!
Feifei: And his new girlfriend… what’s her face?
Finn: Well, hopefully your memory is better than ours!
Feifei: Yes, as you might have worked out, the phrase ‘what’s his face’ is used when you can’t remember a man’s name.
- A: Who’s that?
- B: It’s what’s his face.
Feifei: Or ‘what’s her face’ for a woman!
- Wow, isn’t that what’s her face?
Finn: Other phrases you might hear are:
Feifei: What’s his name?
Feifei: What’s her name?
Finn: But of course, I’m sure you’ll never have that problem.
Feifei: So you won’t need to learn today’s The English We Speak phrase.
Finn: Anyway. Have to go now.
Feifei: Where are you going this afternoon?
Finn: Oh you know, what’s it called?
Feifei: Oh there, yeah! Say hi to what’s his face for me!
Finn: Will do. And let’s remind everyone to visit bbclearn… Erm… What is it?
Finn: For more phrases.
The English We Speak – What’s his face? Transcript Video
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