(محاوره) آشنا بودن، به نظر آشنا آمدن
The name rings a bell. Isn’t he an English teacher?
اسمش آشنا میاد. معلم زبان نیست؟
4 ring a bell informal if something rings a bell, it reminds you of something, but you cannot remember exactly what it is :
Her name rings a bell but I can’t remember her face.
Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 4th Edition
ring a bell ( also ring any bells )
C2 to sound familiar:
The name rang a bell but I couldn't remember where I had heard it before.
No, I'm sorry, that description doesn't ring any bells with me.
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ring a ˈbell idiom
(informal) to sound familiar to you, as though you have heard it before
> His name rings a bell but I can't think where we met.
ring a bell
a) To seem at least vague ly familiar .
His face rings a bell. I wonder if I know him from somewhere.
b) To spark a previously forgotten memory .