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DO YOU KNOW ENGLISH SLANG?

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Here are 10 popular English slang words and phrases to use daily.

  • Are you kidding me?
  • Chill
  • Whatsup?
  • Screw up
  • Hangry
  • Dodgy
  • Cheeky
  • Gonna
  • Fancy
  • Easy-Peasy Lemon-Sqeezy


Watch this short video to listen to the quick lesson with example sentences: [youtube]https://youtu.be/DzGxvPyt9Qg[/youtube] 8-)

Which English slang word did you like the most?
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I get hangry if I don't eat breakfast soon after I wake up in the morning.

I often fancy popcorn when I watch movies at home. :lol:


Super slang works. Thanks for the video lesson.
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VikkiW wrote: Thu Jun 16, 2022 4:27 pm I get hangry if I don't eat breakfast soon after I wake up in the morning.

I often fancy popcorn when I watch movies at home. :lol:


Super slang words. Thanks for the video lesson.
I'm glad that you enjoyed them Vikki.
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Here are a few of my favorite slang words:

- binge-watching
- to have too much on your plate
- hit the road
- go Dutch
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Some great additions by WorldReporter. Here are some sample sentences for those slangs:

When I get started on Netflix I sometimes can't help binge-watching through the whole night.

Sorry. I can't help you until next week. I've got far too much on my plate at the moment.

We have to be at the airport in an hour. We'd better hit the road right away.

Don't worry. You won't have to pay for all of us at the restaurant. We always go Dutch.
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Chrome wrote: Mon Dec 05, 2022 2:19 pm Some great additions by WorldReporter. Here are some sample sentences for those slangs:

When I get started on Netflix I sometimes can't help binge-watching through the whole night.

Sorry. I can't help you until next week. I've got far too much on my plate at the moment.

We have to be at the airport in an hour. We'd better hit the road right away.

Don't worry. You won't have to pay for all of us at the restaurant. We always go Dutch.
Thanks @WordReporter for those great suggestions.

Thank you @Chrome, you beat me to the punch (did it first before me) and posted examples of those new slang terms.
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It seems to me that slang is one of the most difficult components of any language, because slang is constantly changing, it has its own in each age, social category.

In order to constantly be aware of new slang, you need to consume books, TV shows, memes - everything related to the English language.

Thanks to everyone who provided examples of slang usage!
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I found a great resource full of English slang and example sentences here at EnglishClub:
https://www.englishclub.com/ref/Slang/ :twisted:
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I work with generation Z (zoomers).

for real for real
on god
cap
no cap
bussin
based
cringe
bet
sus
lit
slaps

These are in regular use with college age and younger.
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Slang is always evolving. For example the current trend is the word rizz.

We have a lot of slang in the UK, it depends on your area.
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What is Dodgy?
Can you explain me more about this?
And thanks for sharing this informative post.
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emmawilson wrote: Tue Jan 02, 2024 11:41 am What is Dodgy?
Can you explain me more about this?
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From Oxford Dictionary:

dodgy /ˈdɒdʒi / ▸ adjective (dodgier, dodgiest)

British English

informal dishonest or unreliable: a dodgy second-hand car salesman.

potentially dangerous: activities like these could be dodgy for your heart.

of low quality: their dodgy defence had thrown away a 2-0 lead.
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emmawilson wrote: Tue Jan 02, 2024 11:41 am What is Dodgy?
Can you explain me more about this?
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Not as it seems.
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emmawilson wrote: Tue Jan 02, 2024 11:41 am What is Dodgy?
Can you explain me more about this?
And thanks for sharing this informative post.
often used to describe something that is perceived as questionable, suspicious, or unreliable. It is commonly used in British English and other English-speaking countries to express doubt or skepticism about a person, situation, product, or idea. When someone refers to something as "dodgy," they may be implying that it seems dishonest, risky, or not entirely trustworthy.
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I always feel like the escalator is plotting something, so I often joke, "Don't trust the stairs; they're always up to something! {-: }:
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