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American English: /næk/
British English: /nak/


  • there's a knack to making omelettes
    hacer tortillas tiene su truco
    hacer tortillas tiene su chiste (Mexico)
    I'll never get the knack of this!
    ¡nunca le voy a agarrar la onda a esto! (Latin America) [colloquial]
    ¡nunca le voy a coger el tranquillo a esto! (Spain)
    he has the knack of explaining things simply
    tiene el don de saber explicarse con sencillez
    he has a or the knack of disappearing when he's needed
    siempre se las arregla para desaparecer cuando uno lo necesita
    she has a knack of or for getting into trouble
    tiene una habilidad especial para meterse en líos
    Example sentences
    • He found work as a freelance consultant for engineering companies and soon discovered he had a knack for it.
    • During this campaign he displayed one of his greatest skills, the knack of surrounding himself with the right people.
    • Postle has a knack for combining slapstick comedy and pathos, which is very effective in this instance.
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