Déjà vu feels very odd! It can freak you out! Suddenly you feel as though your brain has just glitched, or your memory has just shorted out, or you're dreaming while you're awake, or your life is repeating itself, or you're time-traveling back to a moment from your past.
When you use this phrase, remember to write it as two separate words: "déjà vu." And if you can, go ahead and include the little French marks over the first two vowels.
Lastly, here's a fun fact! While most English speakers know the phrase "déjà vu," hardly any of us know the exact opposite phrase, "jamais vu," which means "never seen." When you experience jamais vu, you have the weird feeling that you're seeing or experiencing something for the first time, even though you're not—it's actually something familiar to you. Again, that's a pretty rare term! As long as you can remember the term "déjà vu," that's good: that one is much more common and useful!
Make a flash card:
You can write your own definition and choose your own picture, or copy mine.
a creepy sensation that you've already done the exact thing you're doing right now
Write your own sentence!
You can use either of the two ideas I'll suggest, or you can invent your own. Include as much detail as you can!
(Source) Write a sentence with the phrase DÉJÀ VU:
Remember: if you have déjà vu, your brain is telling you, "You've experienced this exact same thing before."
Idea 1: "I got a feeling of déjà vu as I stood (in some particular place), reaching for (some particular item)."
Idea 2: "If you've already (seen or read) (some show or book), then (another, very similar show or book) will give you déjà vu.”
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