Learn English Slang and Idioms | Vocabulary and Phrases | 30 lessons

Learn English Slang and Idioms | Vocabulary and Phrases | 30 lessons


Hey Hey and welcome to the slang and
idioms section. In these videos we will teach you important slang and idioms we
think you should know and use. But what is slang? Slang are informal words that
are only spoken with friends. For example, “yo yo yo what’s up”. I would probably not say that at an interview, but I might say that with friends. Next we have idioms.
And idioms are a little more confusing. But why? Well idioms usually mean one thing but say another. For example, “he’s under the weather.” We’re not really talking about under the weather. And we’re not really talking about weather. It means that he’s not feeling well. So you can see how it’s a little more confusing. But we have some great teachers here who will help make it more simple for you. There’s no time to waste. Let’s watch these videos and I hope you enjoy the slang idiom series. Hi everybody. I’m Esther. And in this video we’re going to talk about a slang word. And that word is ‘pissed’ or ‘pissed off’. Now before I start I want to tell you that pissed can actually have several meanings. But today we’re going to focus on one meaning and the meaning
that I want to focus on is angry. okay? So pissed or pissed off can mean very angry or maybe upset or annoyed. okay So before I explain a little bit more,
let’s look at these example sentences. The first one is ‘I’m pissed’. This just means I’m angry, I’m upset. So again, ‘I’m pissed’. The next sentence is very similar
‘I’m pissed off’. I’m pissed off. Again these two sentences have the
same meaning. They both mean I’m very angry about something. Or I’m very angry at somebody. Please also notice
that we have to say pissed in the past tense. We have to say it with -ed. if you say I’m pissed, with the -ed, it actually has a different meaning So again you must say I’m pissed or I’m pissed off to show that you’re angry. okay Here’s the last sentence. I get pissed off when he lies to me. That means I get angry when he lies to me. Again, I get pissed off when
he lies to me. Let’s make sure we also notice the pronunciation – pissed off. pissed pissed off pissed And let’s look at the example sentence one more time. I get pissed off when he lies to me. And for all the women out there you understand what I mean, right? When someone you care
about or someone you love lies to you you get angry or pissed off right? So let’s look at a few more example sentences together. I was pissed off when
the other car cut in front of me. I was pissed off when the other car cut in
front of me. Don’t get pissed off it was a mistake. Don’t get pissed off it was a mistake. I’m pissed off that he didn’t pay me back yet. I’m pissed off that he
didn’t pay me back yet. Okay so we looked at a couple example sentences. And we learned the word pissed or pissed off. So just remember it’s a very common slang
if you use it in America or another english-speaking country. Everybody will know that that means you’re angry or upset. But remember, you should probably
only use this with your friends because if you say this to somebody that you
don’t know well, it can seem a little bit rude. Okay, so please remember that when
you’re angry try saying pissed or pissed off. I’m pissed. I’m pissed off. All right well I’ll see you in the next
video. Bye. hi I’m Molly and today we are going to
learn about the expression bummer now bummer is usually used if something
bad has just happened to you or you’re having a bad day or just really bad luck
I know something is just not right it’s a bummer now we have one sentence that
says I drop my phone in the toilet bummer
no one likes dropping their phone in the toilet this is just bad luck it’s gonna
be a bad day it’s a bummer okay and now we have the second sentence that says
it’s raining and I forgot my umbrella you might say what a bummer you know
it’s pouring outside your shirts gonna get wet you are just you’re really it’s
just bad luck it’s a bummer what a bummer
we have bummer here and what a bummer now it’s more common to say bummer but
you could say what a bummer or it’s a bummer or that’s a bummer but it’s more
common to say bummer so remember you want to use this when something bad has
happened to you or you have some bad luck bummer
now let’s look at some example sentences let’s look at the first example
sentences I just miss my bus bummer I just missed my bus bummer next the dog next door won’t stop
barking I didn’t sleep at all last night bummer the dog next door won’t stop
barking I didn’t sleep at all last night bummer last my niece accidentally
dropped my computer off the table and it broke bummer
my niece accidentally dropped my computer off the table and it broke
bummer so now you know how to use the expressions bummer and what a bummer
remember these are not bad words to use as long as you use
I’m in the right situation as in that’s such bad luck or I’m sorry that happened
to you what a bummer bummer well now you know how to use
bummer and what a bummer be confident and these are great expressions to use
so see you next time in this video we’re going to learn a
very important idiom I’m broke and as you can see I’m broke means I
have no money okay I’m broke very common idiom very
easy to learn idiom let’s take a look here it is I’m broke
all right you have to be careful you can only use broke a lot of my students say
broken date late they say I’m broken and sometimes they say I’m break or I’m
going to break these are wrong don’t say I’m broken
don’t say I’m break okay it’s only I’m broke I’m broke I have no money all
right another example my brother is broke my
brother is broke my brother has no money and the last example after I pay my
bills on my bills every month I have to pay my phone bill my cable TV bill my
power bill so after I pay all my bills I’m broke I have no money
alright so to help you understand let’s look at a few examples I’ll logs okay
let’s look at the first one my friend says hey Robin can I borrow some money
sorry I’m broke a second example Robin let’s take a trip
to Busan this weekend oh no I can’t I’m broke and the last example my mom
says don’t spend your money so fast why not you’re going to be broke soon okay I hope you understand very clear
now what I’m broke means it means I have no money
alright again very easy to learn very easy to use I hope you have confidence
using it now so the next time someone asks to borrow some money from you and
you don’t want to lend money you just say I’m broke
alright that’s it see you next time hello everyone my name is Robin and I am
not married but I’m gonna teach you two idioms that mean to get married all
right now the first one is tie the knot or to tie the knot now to tie the knot
means the same as to get married all right
now remember it’s an idiom so don’t think about the words in the idiom tie
the knot okay you’re just going to be confused all you need to know is tie the
knot is a common idiom and it means the same as to get married all right so
let’s take a look at just one example here I will tie the knot next week okay
so again it’s an idiom don’t focus on the words tie a knot don’t focus on that
it is just an idiom that means to get married so I will tie the knot next week
is exactly the same as I will get married next week all right let’s look
at a few more examples okay let’s look at the first example for tie the knot to
find happiness you must tie the knot okay so someone said that to find
happiness you must get married let’s look at the next example
Tammy and Steve are tying the knot at the church okay
so Tammy and Steve are getting married at the church and the last example after
dating for five years we finally decided to tie the knot all right everyone I
hope you have a good understanding of tie the knot let’s move on to the second
idiom the second idiom is get hitched now get hitched is not as common as tie
the knot but it is pretty common so you should know it so again get hitch
it means get married okay they mean the same thing so let’s take a look at my
example here Steve got hitched last week okay so instead of get hitched I’m using
the past tense got because it’s last week get got
Steve got hitched last week so we have the word hitched it’s an idiom don’t
think about the meaning of hitch it has no meaning don’t focus on the word just
focus on what this means and this means get married all right
so Steve got married last week all right let’s look at a few more examples okay
let’s look at the first example forget hitched
they just got hitched last Sunday okay so they just got married last
Sunday the next example sally is getting hitched next week okay so sally is
getting married next week and the last example I’m scared I may
never get hitched okay so this person scared they may never get married okay
so we have a good understanding of tie the knot and get hitched
again they mean the same thing to get married I’m not sure when I will get
hitched hopefully I’ll tie the knot sometime soon anyway that’s it for this
video see you next time hello everyone my name is Robin and in
this video I’m going to teach you a very special and fun expression to use eye
candy now I candy is a little bit common okay and it’s very easy to learn very
easy to understand very easy to use and I’m sure you’ll learn it very quick okay
so what does eye candy mean well simply eye of course means your eye and candy
is some treat we usually give to children something sweet and delicious
now also you should give candy to your girlfriend on white day that is candy so
when we bring these two words together I in candy eye candy that means something
is sweet and delicious for your eye okay well another way to explain that is you
you like to look at something okay you like to look at beautiful attractive and
pretty things those things are eye candy all right now
both things and people can be eye candy now I’m going to explain here I have two
examples the first example your car is eye candy okay so I’m telling someone
your car is eye candy that means their car is very attractive very nice-looking
okay when I look at it I think wow it’s very very beautiful very nice car so I’m
gonna describe it as eye candy your car looks good my eyes like it the second
example she is eye candy okay now this is a
thing but most of the time we describe people as eye candy now I’m a man so I
will probably describe women as eye candy
she is eye candy so she is hot she is sexy she is very attractive I like to
look at her all right I want to look at her she is eye candy
so usually Hollywood movies and TV shows they get a lot of actors and actresses
that are eye candy okay the man have lots of muscles very handsome so you
know when you’re watching the show you’re very interested in them they are
eye candy same with the women very beautiful and sexy women they are eye
candy so like Girls Generation okay that’s a
very popular k-pop group they are eye candy the men like to watch them sing
and dance all right to understand I can be a little bit better let’s take a look
at a few examples all right so the first one Megan Fox was hired as eye candy for
transformers Megan Fox was hired as eye candy for transformers I’m enjoying all
of this I candy at the beach there are many girls wearing bikinis I’m enjoying
all of this I candy at the beach there are many girls wearing bikinis I come to
this bar because the bartender’s are eye candy I come to this bar because the
bartender’s are eye candy okay so those were some simple examples of how to use
eye candy as I said before very easy to use very easy to understand and a fun
expression alright to me in Korea when I watch TV or movies I like to see kim
taehee okay whenever I see her I’m very attracted to her I like to watch her she
is certainly eye candy for me alright so again this very good expression I hope
you use it and I’ll see you next time hey this is Bill and I’m just gonna talk
to you about some things you can know for when you want to go to a bar to have
a drink and a good time all right simple ones
today what we have here is a lot of places you see in Western countries they
will have a sign that says happy hour now happy hour
doesn’t mean everyone stands around smiling well hopefully they are because
in a happy hour that means all the drinks at a bar are a discount price
there’s a lower price for drinks maybe you can get a beer
one plus one or there are cocktails with a lower price than what is on the normal
menu now just because it’s called happy hour that doesn’t mean it’s only one
hour it’s not just sixty minutes sometimes happy hour can go for two
hours but it’s still just called happy hour because it really means discount
time all right when all the prices are lower than what you see on the normal
menu okay we also have this one here it is draught beer okay now this is beer
that comes from a keg now a keg is a large metal container that gets
delivered to the bars especially okay and they have to connect it so they can
pour the beer into a mug what you all know as sang Mex you we say draught beer
now a lot of bars offer different varieties of beer on draft they have
many different kinds so if you’re talking you could ask the bar bartender
excuse me what beer do you have on draft that just means what beer can you get in
a glass mug and not a bottle right we also have this one right here a
round okay now around in a bar means drinks for
everyone at your table okay so maybe you say I will buy a round that means you
will buy a drink for everyone at your table all right let’s look at some more
examples sentences of these three things okay let’s look at the first example
happy hour is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
cocktails are half the normal price happy hour is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00
p.m. cocktails are half the normal price
let’s move on to the next example draught beer tastes fresher than canned
beer draught beer tastes fresher than canned beer and the last example let me
buy everyone a round of whiskey shots let me buy everyone a round of whiskey
shots so as you can see these are some good things to know if you plan to go
out drinking and your do remember happy hour can be longer than an hour so read
the sign carefully and just know you get a lower price on the drinks you want to
have so it’s good to come for happy hour and pay a discounted price and then also
draught beer the beer that comes in a nice mug and not a bottle alright it’s
very popular because many people you can’t get draught beer unless you go out
for a to a bar and then also around hey I’ll buy a round makes you very popular
with everyone in your group thank you and have a good time hello everyone my name is Robin and in
this video we are gonna talk about a very common important useful slang sucks
okay you must know it it is so common you’ve probably already heard it in
American TV or movies all right now suck or sucks is not a bad word but it is
slang and it is a little bit rude or impolite so you should only use it with
your friends okay be careful using suck or sucks now before we talk about the
meaning of soccer sucks let’s look at the grammar now the grammar is where
most of my students make make the mistake using it okay so you have to
follow this I suck you suck we suck they suck all right she sucks he sucks it
sucks ex sucks what’s X will X’s maybe someones name like Steve sucks or some
book this book sucks all right so we have to follow this grammar you know it
is a verb these are the rules for using a verb never say they sucks okay so my
students they sucks that sounds very strange okay don’t do that
she sucks she suck oh don’t do that that is terrible okay they suck she sucks
okay be very clear and careful with the grammar please all right let’s look at
the meaning of suck there are two main meanings the first one you’re not good
at something okay you’re not good at doing something you’re terrible in my
example here I suck at math I suck at math so this means very simply I’m
terrible at math okay I suck at math so after suck you probably want at this
means I’m not good at this subject kid math so remember the grammar I suck
I suck the next one he sucks at French he sucks
okay so he sucks at French he sucks at French okay he’s not good at friend at
French okay so you’re not good at something you suck the other meaning you
don’t like something okay you’re very disappointed you don’t like something
this movie sucks okay this movie this movie we would put under the X category
this movie sucks this movie sucks this movie is terrible
this sucks it sucks okay many ways to express you don’t like
the movie homework sucks of course homework sucks I hate homework
I don’t like homework homework sucks alright so that’s the two meanings of
sucks all right you got to be very careful using suck or sucks follow the
grammar it’s very good to use very useful let’s look at some examples right
now alright here are the examples the first one you suck at playing basketball
you’re terrible you suck at playing basketball you’re terrible the next
example this food sucks do you have some other food this food
sucks do you have some other food the next example my new iPhone sucks it has
too many problems my new iPhone sucks it has too many problems the next example
your car sucks it is dirty and old your car sucks it is dirty and old
the next example my job sucks I will quit soon my job sucks I will quit soon
and the last example this restaurant sucks let’s go somewhere else this
restaurant sucks let’s go somewhere else ok so I hope you have an excellent
understanding of how to use soccer sucks make sure you know the grammar and I
just want to talk about that again because so many of my students say it
wrong they want to express something as bad so they say this suck or this suck
okay this is so wrong and you sound silly okay you sound stupid when you use
wrong grammar with this slang so you gotta be careful
this has to be sucks this sucks this sucks that S is so important okay don’t
forget it and you want to insult someone you want to say a bad thing to someone
and you say you sucks okay if you said you sucks to me I’m not angry I’m
laughing okay cuz it’s so funny cuz you’re using wrong grammar you sucks
haha that’s funny it has to be you suck okay so if you want to say something bad
to someone you suck and they’re gonna be very angry if you say you sucks they’re
laughing at your grammar okay be careful with this grammar it’s a good
slang word to use you must know it okay so good luck and I hope you learned a
lot in this video hello everybody my name is Esther and in
this video we’re going to talk about a slang word that comes from California
that’s where I’m from this slang word is actually from
Northern California in areas like San Francisco San Jose and Oakland and this
word is the slang word hella mm-hmm and it actually has two different meanings
so let’s look at how it’s used in some sentences okay so here’s the first
example sentence this room is hella hot hmm how is hella used it’s used to mean
the word really or very right this room is very hot or this room is really hot
in that case we can say this room is hella hot mm-hmm so that’s the first
meaning let’s move on to the second meeting and here’s another example
sentence there’s hella food at home hmm that doesn’t match the word really right
let’s look there’s really food at home it doesn’t make sense actually in the
second sentence hella is used to mean there’s a lot of or there’s many things
right so in this case instead of saying there’s a lot of food at home we can say
there’s hella food at home so hurry and go home and eat some of that food now
under hella I’ve written the word hecka and that’s because some people feel
uncomfortable using the word hella right because hella has the word hell right
and hell can sometimes be used to express an emotion that’s negative or
very strong right and in that case people use heck right so again instead
of hella some people say hecka mmm-hmm so we can say there’s hecka food at home
again it means the same thing there’s a lot of food at home there’s hecka food
at home but if you don’t want to use hella you can use this one and in the
same way you can use hecka to substitute Halla in the first sentence as well this
room is hecka hot right this room is hecka hot it’s very hot in
here but I don’t want to say hello but remember again this slang word hella and
hecta is actually from Northern California so you might not hear it or
people might not understand what you mean if you use it in other places such
as New York or the UK so keep that in mind okay so let’s look at a couple
examples sentences this pizza is hella good this pizza is hella good you look
hella pretty you look hella pretty your hair is hecka long your hair is Haeckel
long there’s hecka people at this concert
there’s hecka people at this concert now remember this is the sentence where you
would use hecka to mean a lot of right so again there’s hecka people at this
concert I have hella things to do I have hella things to do okay
so those are the ways that we can use hella or hecka in our everyday speech
but I want to remind you guys one more time this slang is used mostly in
Northern California now for those of you who like and enjoy
hip-hop music some hip-hop artists from that area such as efore tea and the
Federation use the slang word in their music they use hella mostly so next time
you decide to listen to some of their music I hope you guys can understand a
little better what they’re saying and what that word means okay well thanks
see you guys next time hi I’m Molly and in this video we will
be talking about two of my favorite expressions
no worries and it’s all good now usually you can use these expressions you can
use no worries the same way you can use it’s all good
these are for small problems you just want to let someone know that you’re not
upset it’s okay it will be fine not a problem so for example maybe you
bump into somebody and you say oh I’m sorry for bumping into you and that
person might say no worries or they could say it’s all good I’m not hurt I’m
not angry but thank you for acknowledging that if we can now look at
these two dialogues it will give you a better idea of how to use no worries and
it’s all good I’m sorry I forgot your gift this person can say no worries
I’m not upset it’s okay or we can say sorry I spilled coffee on your shirt and
you’re not upset maybe you have another shirt somewhere you can say it’s all
good I’m not hurt I’m not upset and now these phrases are good to say
for small problems but you would never say for a big problem like I’m sorry
your grandma died you would never respond by saying no worries that’s not
appropriate do you never never use that also one way
to use no worries you can only say no worries never say no worry it just it
doesn’t make sense so no worries and now we’re gonna look at some example
dialogues let’s look at the first example dialogue I’m sorry I bumped into
you no worries dialogue – I’m sorry I had to cancel our plans so last minute
no worries I had other plans anyway dialogue 3 I’m running a few minutes
late it’s all good take your time dialogue for I’m sorry I can’t make it
to your party tomorrow it’s all good maybe next time so now you’ve learned
how to use these two phrases it’s all good and no worries no worries and it’s
all good are for small problems someone bumps into you or spill something it’s
reassuring to let them know no worries it’s all good I’m not upset and you’re
okay and I’m okay so be confident and don’t be afraid to use these phrases so
see you next time hi I’m Molly and today we are going to
learn about the idiom a breath of fresh air now you may have heard this before
but we’re gonna break it down so a breath what is a breath a breath is
taking in air in and out like breathing but only one so a breath now a breath of
fresh air is usually used when either the room is physically uncomfortable
maybe it’s too hot or too stuffy there’s too many people in the room there’s too
much going on but it can also mean mentally you just need to get out you
need to clear your mind maybe you’re in the middle of an argument or there’s too
many people and things going on and it’s uncomfortable you need to leave the room
and just clear your mind so let’s look at the example sentence we have here I
was too hot in the room I needed a breath of fresh air you’ll notice they
don’t say I need a breath of fresh air just one breath a breath of fresh air so
you’re in a really crowded room and there’s lots of things going on and you
decide I just need to leave I need to go get a breath of new air of fresh air so
that’s it for a breath of fresh air we’re gonna look at some more example
sentences let’s look at the first example it was too hot in the room so
she needed a breath of fresh air it was too hot in the room so she needed a
breath of fresh air the next example she was getting angry and her boyfriend so
she left the room to get a breath of fresh air she was getting angry at her
boyfriend so she left the room to get a breath of fresh air next it’s nice to
get away from the desk and go on a walk to get a breath of fresh air
it’s nice to get away from the desk and go on a walk to get a breath of fresh
air and finally the room was too stuffy he
needed a breath of fresh air the room was too stuffy he needed a breath of
fresh air so now that you’ve had a chance to see some example sentences
about a breath of fresh air we’ll review the two meanings one is that you are
physically uncomfortable the room is too hot there’s too many people in it you
just need to leave you’re going outside to take a breath of fresh air the second
meaning is that you are mentally uncomfortable maybe you’re in the middle
of an argument or there’s too many people or something is uncomfortable and
you just need to leave you need to clear your mind you need to take a breath of
fresh air so now that you’ve learned these two meanings I’ll tell you a quick
story many times when I am teaching and my seven-year-old students are going
wild they are running around I just can’t keep control of them sometimes I
just need to leave the room to get a breath of fresh air so be confident in
using this phrase and have a great day hello everyone my name is Robin and in
this video we are going to talk about two very easy idioms the first one is a
piece of cake and the second one is as easy as pie okay so one uses the word
cake and one uses the word pie now cake and pie are both very delicious
food but the idioms are not talking about food let’s take a look at the
first one it’s a piece of cake it’s a piece of cake okay so that’s an idiom
again idioms the meaning and the words don’t match so the word here is cake but
the meaning is very different it’s not talking about cake so what does this
idiom mean it’s a piece of cake well very easy it’s easy okay so it’s a piece
of cake this is the same as it’s easy let’s look at my second example sentence
riding a bicycle is a piece of cake okay so riding a bicycle is again a piece of
cake is easy riding a bicycle is easy okay so this first idiom is is a piece
of cake it’s very easy let’s look at some more examples the first example
dialogue did you do your homework sure it was a piece of cake the second
example dialogue how did you do on the test it was a piece of cake I got a plus
and the last dialogue how’s your new job it’s a piece of cake those examples were
a piece of cake let’s move on to the second idiom alright it’s as easy as pie
so as easy as pie we’re not talking about cake anymore
we’re talking about pie we have to say as easy as pie but it has the same
meaning if you say it’s as easy as pie it’s easy okay it’s very easy now you
can already see it uses the word easy why it says as pie I don’t know but it’s
an idiom it just means it’s easy okay so it’s easy as pie riding a bicycle is as
easy as pie so again as easy as pie easy okay don’t forget to say the ass as
easy as pie alright so let’s look at some more
examples alright the first dialogue that math test was difficult it was as easy
as pie to me the second dialogue did you finish your
work yes it was as easy as pie and the last dialogue can you speak English yes
speaking English is as easy as pie those examples were as easy as pie okay
very easy so again the two idioms it’s a piece of cake it’s as easy as pie
they’re idioms remember they’re not talking about cake they’re not talking
about pie these idioms both mean something is very easy again they’re
very common okay so you should know them but also don’t confuse them don’t mix
them up never say it’s a piece of pie okay that’s wrong it’s a piece of cake
and never say it’s as easy as cake that sounds terrible it’s wrong it’s as easy
as pie don’t confuse them alright I hope you learned them I hope you know them
and I hope you can use that’s it see you next time hello everyone my name is Robin and in
this video we’re gonna talk about two slang using the word jawed okay now
before I talk about the slang John I’m gonna talk about the name John okay it’s
a very common name around the world John and it usually comes from Jonathan
Jonathan is the full name so when someone is born they’re given the name
Jonathan that’s very big so most people will just say hey John okay so it’s a
very common name but it is also slang that means something else and let’s take
a look at the first slang I have a sentence here I need to go to the John
alright now when it’s a capital J a big J it is a name of a person but this is a
small J okay we know it’s not the name of a person and I need to go to the John
this is slang for a place okay what place I need to go to the John well this
John means the restroom or the washroom I need to go to the John okay
very common slang the means I need to go to the restroom
alright the second sentence very similar I am sitting on the John okay
again I’m not sitting on a person John this is slang and this John means the
toilet or the toilet seat okay I am sitting on the toilet seat so I need to
go to the John and I am sitting on the John both of them.this slang is talking
about the toilet all right again it’s very common you can hear it
in America around the world and you should know it let’s look at a few more
examples of this slang term John alright so the first example dialogue excuse me
where is the John it’s over there thank you
the second example dialog where are you going I need to use the John and the
last example dialog there’s no toilet paper in the John here’s some tissue
Thanks alright let’s look at the second slang
term for John I have two example sentences here this John is a person
their name is not John it’s just a slang to mean a type of person so my two
sentences the first one John is lonely okay and the second one police caught
many John’s okay this John is also a little bit bad like
the previous link John is toilet this John means a slang that means someone a
man it’s never a woman a man who was on the street trying to buy sex from a sex
worker okay so if the man is on the street trying to buy sex from a sex
worker we call him a John okay so as I said John is lonely they’re looking on
the street they’re trying to get some female to have sex with them and of
course that is illegal to try and get sex from a female on the street so
police caught many John’s okay they caught many guys doing that it’s an
illegal thing so this is the second use of the slang term John let’s take a
let’s take a look at a few examples of this one all right the first one there
are many John’s on the street tonight there are many John’s on the street
tonight the next one the John was arrested after trying to buy sex from
two girls that John was arrested after trying to
buy sex from two girls and the last example all John’s have their real names
published in the newspaper all John’s have their real names
published in the newspaper so that’s the two slang use of John again if you need
to go to the toilet you just say I need to go to the John or you could ask where
is the John all right and this second a meaning of John the John slang of course
is the guy who’s looking to buy sex on the street I hope you’re not a John
anyway so those are the two slang terms using John that’s it for this video see
you next time i this is bill and in this video I’m
going to explain to you some easy online gaming slang all right many people love
to play games online because there’s so many choices out there Warcraft has been
going for a long time there’s the Starcraft there’s the new Diablo and of
course every year there’s a new Call of Duty where people run around shooting
guns killing each other online so what people have been saying when they’ve
been doing this for a long time are some easy phrases here now a simple one here
is to start off noob okay now noob it was first newbie and
that means a new person to the game so someone is still learning how to play
the game and they’re probably making a lot of mistakes so when people playing a
game use the term noob they usually use it to tease someone they mean it in a
bad way kind of this noob has no idea or this noob is easy to kill or I don’t
want a noob on my team because we will lose all right now on the other side of
that one someone who’s been playing a game for a long long time they have a
lot of skill so they know the tricks they know where to go they know how to
win so someone who’s very good at a game they’re gonna win a lot and what they
say is poem it’s pronounced pwned okay they don’t type the O but they say pwned
and what this means is if you’re playing a game like Call of Duty with guns you
shoot someone say I just pwned you alright because
it’s like I just owned you I’m better than you so I own you because I’m better
alright so yeah use that but only if you’re winning all right if you
winning you can say I just pwned you because then you look very strong then
simple ones here for like online games with teams and things like that there
are what we call NPCs that’s just how you pronounce it you say n P C but then
like plural so just NPCs don’t say s now this means non-player character so in a
game like Diablo these are like the monsters that you fight that another
player is not controlling they’re just part of the game that you have to go
through so maybe you’re playing on a team in Warcraft and you say things like
these NPCs are really tough that means difficult you’re having a hard time
finishing the level because all the monsters or soldiers you have to fight
are very difficult to get through so we say NPCs characters that are part of the
game non player characters now if you think that means non-player character
there’s also pcs now not personal computers like the PC room when online
gaming slang when you’re talking or typing if you write pcs we say pcs this
means player characters these are the characters in the game that other people
are controlling alright so maybe we need more pcs to join so maybe you’re trying
to plan something in a game that requires a lot of players so you need
more pcs to join your team before you can go and finish what level you’re
trying to do so one more time we have noob for the new person so if
you see someone running around in circles they don’t know what they’re
doing this noob has no idea or I hate newbs because they don’t understand the
game and of course I just pwned you or I’m honing a lot today means I’m winning
a lot today there have these NPCs are really tough these
monsters are tough the NPCs of the game are giving us a lot of difficulty and
then PCs we need more pcs to join Oh there’s many pcs playing today just
means there’s many people playing today okay I hope that helps you with your
online gaming and I hope to see you next time thank you hi my name is Molly and in this video we
are going to be learning about the idiom not my cup of tea now you might be
thinking we’re talking about tea but we’re not not my cup of tea is talking
about anything that you don’t like for example I don’t like wearing makeup so I
might say wearing makeup is not my cup of tea I prefer not to wear makeup so
you never want to say it’s not my cup of coffee or it’s not my cup of coke it’s
never talking about anything besides tea okay so now let’s look at an example
sentence scary movies are not my cup of tea
now a movie isn’t tea but we’re just saying here that I don’t really like
scary movies maybe you like comedy or romance but scary movies are not your
cup of tea so now let’s look at some example
sentences let’s look at the first example the movie wasn’t my cup of tea I
didn’t like it the movie wasn’t my cup of tea I didn’t like it and next the
play was okay but it was not my cup of tea I felt a little bored the play was
okay but it was not my cup of tea I felt a little bored next I don’t like Chinese
food it’s not my cup of tea it’s a little too greasy I don’t like Chinese
food it’s not my cup of tea it’s a little too greasy and last I
prefer fiction nonfiction is not my cup of tea
I prefer fiction nonfiction is not my cup of tea so now that you’ve seen a few
examples sentences let’s review it’s not my cup of tea so we’re not talking about
tea we’re just talking about anything that you don’t like to do
so you don’t like scary movies you don’t like going to the beach it’s not my cup
of tea now you never want to say it’s my cup of tea if you look behind me it says
it’s my cup of tea this phrase is only used for things that
you do not like to do so never say it’s my cup of tea only it’s not my cup of
tea so that’s it for this video see you next time hello everyone my name is Robin and in
this video we are going to talk about a very common and popular slang awesome
okay now awesome is slang we shouldn’t use it in any formal writing like essays
or business emails okay it is slang so it’s a spoken word also
it’s a very casual word so we should use it just with her friends what does
awesome mean well it’s a it’s a very positive word to describe someone or
something very positive so someone or something is cool great impressive
wonderful amazing fantastic all of these words put together that is awesome all
right very very positive so let’s take a look at two examples here he is awesome
he is awesome all right so you’re describing someone is really really cool
and great he is awesome this movie is awesome this movie is awesome okay so
you really like the movie it’s really impressive wonderful great movie this
movie is awesome alright so that’s how we use awesome but there’s a stronger
expression using awesome and that is using totally awesome
okay so in this sentence my trip was totally awesome totally is used to
emphasize awesome so very very awesome this is very strong expression totally
awesome okay so if something is really really
really amazing and great you want to say totally awesome okay but wait
there is one more powerful expression the top of the top the best of the best
using awesome using totally awesome and that is totally fucking awesome okay
totally fine looking awesome is the most powerful
positive expression to describe someone or something totally fucking awesome now
it has the word fucking but it’s not used in a bad way
actually this is used in a very very positive way so it’s not a bad thing to
say totally fucking awesome okay so let’s
take a look at some examples now so you could understand awesome better let’s
look at the first example this samgyupsal is awesome this samgyupsal is
awesome and the next example I’m getting married that’s awesome I’m getting
married that’s awesome the next example my teacher is totally
awesome he always plays games my teacher is totally awesome he always plays games
and the last example this is awesome whether to go to the beach this is
awesome whether to go to the beach oh hey well I hope you have a better
understanding of how to use awesome totally awesome and totally fucking
awesome ok be careful where you say these words remember they should be said
in just a casual situation and of course never write these words anyway that’s
awesome and I hope you liked this totally fucking awesome video hi everybody I’m Esther and in this
video we’re going to talk about an important expression especially for
those of you who are in relationships for those of you who have a boyfriend or
girlfriend and that expression is to dump someone to dump someone well what
do you think that means well for those of you who are in a relationship maybe
you’re not happy hmm maybe you don’t love that person anymore
or maybe that person is just really horrible really bad so what do you do
well you break up with them right you say I don’t want to be with you anymore
and that’s where the expression comes in to dump someone so when you tell your
boyfriend or girlfriend I don’t want to be with you anymore
you are dumping them okay so let’s look at these examples first he dumped me hmm
he dumped me this is a sad situation right
maybe my boyfriend didn’t love me anymore or maybe I did something that
made him angry so he dumped me he doesn’t want to be with me any longer
hmm I dumped him the next sentence I dumped him this one is not so bad
maybe my boyfriend was really bad or he lied too much so I kicked him I got rid
of him I dumped him okay so let’s look at some more example sentences together
she dumped him because he lied to her she dumped him because he lied to her
I’m thinking about dumping my girlfriend because she’s getting fat I’m thinking
about dumping my girlfriend because she’s getting fat he dumped me I’m so
sad he dumped me I’m so sad okay so in this video we learned the
expression to dump someone remember you can dump a bad boyfriend or girlfriend
but they can also dump you now I want to tell you about one of my ex-boyfriends
he never had time for me he was always busy and he couldn’t talk or hang out so
I had to dump him and it felt great okay well see you guys next time bye hi everybody I’m Esther and in this
video we’re going to talk about an important idiom hit on now hit on
doesn’t mean to hit right it means you punch someone or you use
your hand to hurt someone so that’s not what it means hit on means well when a
guy maybe likes a girl he sees someone and he thinks that girl is cute he wants
to know her better he wants to know her more so he might go to her and ask for
her phone number try to talk to her that’s hitting on
that’s hit on right he’s hitting on her okay so yes a girl can hit on a guy as
well usually but it’s usually the guy that hits on the girl and in Korean they
say the word hunting right but in English we have to say hit on so let’s
look at these examples he hit on her he hit on her again this means he went to
the girl and tried to talk to her and know her better so maybe they can be a
couple later or have a relationship again he hit on her the next sentence
says she got hit on she got hit on this is not the same as this sentence right
she didn’t hit on someone she got hit on which means that somebody hit on her so
don’t get that confused let’s look at some more examples sentences together
okay let’s look at these examples she always gets hit on at the bar she always
gets hit on at the bar many guys hit on me many guys hit on me I saw man hit on
a pretty girl I saw man hit on a pretty girl he’s a
womanizer he hits on every girl he’s a womanizer he hits on every girl okay
so let’s review one more time we learned the idiom hit on again hit on means you
like someone that you don’t know you go and talk to them again maybe try to get
to know them better or their phone number or something like that
now in America yeah guys hit on girls of course but I think in Korea a lot more
Korean guys tend to hit on girls in public places like the bus stop or on
the street or maybe even on the subway so that’s the word we learned in this
video and I hope to see you guys next time bye hi I’m Molly and in this video we are
going to be talking about the expression couch potato now a couch potato is
someone who is lazy and doesn’t go outside just sits on the couch all day
long maybe plays video games or watches TV but they’re really lazy this is a bad
thing you do not want to be called a couch potato now you might be thinking
picturing a potato on a couch now we all it has nothing to do with potatoes we
just say that a potato is round and fat right so this person might be round and
fat from just sitting on the couch all day and not exercising or leaving or
getting up or doing anything so let’s look at this example sentence
he’s a couch potato now it doesn’t have to be a he it can be a she it could be
anybody and you’re saying you’re lazy you are a couch potato this is not a
good thing and now let’s look at some example sentences so you can learn how
to better use this phrase let’s look at the first example after he broke his leg
he turned into a couch potato he watched TV all day after he broke his leg he
turned into a couch potato he watched TV all day and next when he got fired he
was so depressed he turned into a couch potato he just stayed home and watched
TV when he got fired he was so depressed he turned into a
couch potato he just stayed home and watched TV and last all the boy did was
play video games and watch TV he turned into a couch potato all the boy did was
play video games and watch TV he turned into a couch potato so now that you’ve
seen some example sentences you know how to use the phrase he’s a couch potato
now I have a friend a Korean friend named Han and he is a big boy
he’s like a hundred kilograms and after work he just goes home and he sits on
the couch with a big bag of junk food and I can’t get him off that couch for
anything I’ll ask him if he wants to go to the park or do yoga or play tennis
and he doesn’t want to leave the couch he’s just like a couch potato so now you
know how to use the phrase couch potato see you next time hi this is bill I’ve got a special video
for you about slang now I hope you already know but I’ll tell you slang is
a different way of speaking English it’s kind of like people use words
differently than you see in the dictionary but it’s normally a large
group of people are saying it this way so it becomes more common than you’d
think okay now I’m gonna tell you some
examples of British slang because if you’re ever watching television from
England or a movie from England you may hear the characters speak differently
than you would hear in from American speakers or Canadian speakers so I’ve
got some examples here on how they speak British slang because well the British
invented English but they speak it very differently all right so the word we all
know woman okay oh that is a very beautiful woman or she’s a pretty woman
now we understand that but now British slang oh she’s a pretty bird oh look at
that bird over there now when they say look at that bird over
there they don’t really mean like that bird woman from someone living in
England say oh look at the bird at the bar she looks good
cheeky all right now that’s one there we also have truck we all know that trucks
making noise on the road all right hey well when the truck drives by it’s very
loud now over in British slang they call a truck a lorry okay
I’m waiting for the lorry to deliver my package or there’s a delivery lorry on
the road or the moving men are coming in a lorry the moving men are coming in a
truck have that one trunk for lorry now we all know this apartment my
apartment is too small well in ink and British slang my flat is too small I
want to move to a bigger flat I want to move to a bigger apartment it’s all the
same thing again slang of britain same thing here we all know elevators we I
hate being in elevators but in an elevator you got to get in the
elevator or if you’re in England you use the lift please take the elevator to the
fifth floor ah please take the lift to the fifth floor that again British slang
they changed elevator to lift now here’s one that I really like an old friend of
mine used this a lot we have air in here we say an idiot you know what an idiot
he’s stupid all right but British slang they say ah what a knob he’s stupid or
like oh look at that knob over there I don’t like him
alright we use knob to refer to a stupid person in British slang okay now there’s
lots of different ways that people speak English all around the world that’s
probably why it’s so hard to learn but these are just five examples of British
slang from words we all know and we see almost every day okay I hope that helps
you and I’ll see you again next time thank you hi everybody I’m Esther and in this
video we’re going to talk about a slang word that is what’s up mm-hmm so what’s
up can be used in two ways the first way is a way to greet people to say hi and
actually when we say what’s up it means hi how are you or what are you
doing these days right what are you up to these days
so that’s the first way we use what’s up the second way is to ask what’s wrong is
something wrong is something bad happening to you right so those are the
two ways that we can use what’s up so let’s look at these example sentences
here’s the first one hey Susie what’s up hey Susie what’s up
so this person a is asking Susie hey Susie how are you
or hey Susie what are you up to these days what are you doing these days and
here are some ways you can answer nothing much that means there’s nothing
special happening in my life I’m not doing much or maybe if they said hey
Susie what’s up Susie can say I’m going to the movies
she would just say what she’s doing right another way remember the second
way is to ask what’s wrong is everything okay so here is how we would use it you
look upset what’s up again you look upset
what’s up what’s wrong and maybe this person would say I lost my wallet that’s
why they’re upset I lost my wallet so you can say why you look upset what’s
going on what’s wrong now let’s look at how to pronounce it one more time what’s
up it’s almost like what’s and up are blended like
they’re connected what’s up and I also want to mention that some people say
what up they take out the s what up or some people even just say sup right sup
that means the same thing but I want you guys to make sure that
you use what’s up and that’s the best way to say it let’s look at a few more
example sentences together okay let’s look at some examples long time no see
what’s up long time no see what’s up I was surprised to get your call what’s up
I was surprised to get your call what’s up what’s up with you these days what’s
up with you these days are you crying what’s up are you crying
what’s up okay so we’ve looked at some example sentences now let me remind you
that what’s up is a great way to say hello or how are you but remember only
to somebody that you know well so maybe a friend maybe family if you’re very
close but never in a business conversation and never in a formal
conversation where you’re meeting with somebody very important in those cases
you just want to say how are you not what’s up okay all right well I hope
this video helped you guys learn more English and see you next time bye hi everybody I’m Esther and in this
video I’m going to teach you an important sling used to describe women
now women in Korea are very beautiful and maybe the reason is that they spend
a lot of time and money on things like their hair clothes makeup nails things
like that right so in English the Shlaim that we use to describe women who spend
a lot of time and money to look nice are called
high maintenance again high maintenance maybe they spend maybe one or two hours
getting ready right they spend a lot of time to look nice so maybe they’re
always late and people always have to wait for them and remember
high-maintenance girls also spend a lot of money so I don’t know what’s a lot of
money to some people but yes they spend a lot of money or maybe their
boyfriend’s money on clothes hair and any other things to look nice so let’s
look at these examples sentences first she is high maintenance again high
maintenance describes the girl so she is high maintenance now the opposite of
high maintenance is low maintenance right opposite of high is low so we say
a girl is low maintenance if she doesn’t spend a lot of time or money to look
nice she can still look nice but maybe she’s a little bit more casual right
instead of wearing a dress maybe she’ll wear a t-shirt and jeans and maybe some
sneakers instead of high heels or maybe she won’t wear that much makeup anyways
a low maintenance girl doesn’t spend too much time or money on the way she looks
so here’s the next example sentence he likes low maintenance girls right
there are some guys who like low maintenance girls more he likes low
maintenance girls ok well let’s look at some more example sentences together
let’s look at these examples she’s very high maintenance she spends $200 on
makeup every month she’s very high maintenance she spends $200 on makeup
every month his girlfriend is too high maintenance he’s thinking about breaking
up with her his girlfriend is too high maintenance he’s thinking about breaking
up with her I like casual low maintenance girls I like casual low
maintenance girls she never wears makeup she’s low maintenance she never wears
makeup she’s low maintenance okay so in this video we learned the slang high
maintenance we learned that we use it to describe a woman who spends a lot of
time and money to look nice and we also learned that the opposite is low
maintenance a woman who doesn’t spend too much time or money to look nice now
you can use high maintenance or low maintenance to also describe men but
it’s not very common and yeah lots of people wouldn’t really say that and I
also want to point out that in America most men like low maintenance women
being high maintenance isn’t a bad thing but men think that if a woman is low
maintenance they don’t have to spend so much money or time or be stressed
because of that woman so they think it will be a simpler relationship and
things like that so I think that important to remember all right well
thanks for joining and hope to see you guys next time bye hi I’m Molly and today we’re going to be
talking about a sweet expression puppy love now we’re not talking about puppies
we’re talking about older children or teenagers and it might be their first
relationship it’s not it’s not a sexual relationship it’s very sweet and
innocent and they’re young and they’re in a relationship and it’s called puppy
love maybe they spend all their time together
or they just really enjoy a young and innocent relationship here’s an example
sentence they spend all their time together
it must be puppy love now usually when you just meet someone you’re excited and
you just spend a lot of time together it’s a very playful innocent young love
now let’s look at some example sentences the first example puppy love is always
sweet and innocent puppy love is always sweet and innocent the second example
they were too young for a real relationship
it was just puppy love they were too young for a real relationship
it was just puppy love and the last example it was her first boyfriend
it was puppy love it was her first boyfriend
it was puppy love so now you’ve seen some examples of puppy love and just to
review we’re not talking about puppies we’re just talking about a young
innocent love between older children or young teenagers my niece called me the
other day and she told me I have this new boyfriend and I’m not worried
because she’s 13 and it’s just an innocent young love it’s puppy love so I
hope next time you see a cute couple walking by and they look young and
innocent that you know it’s puppy love see you next time hi I’m Molly and in this video we’re
going to be talking about the expression I don’t kiss and tell
now this is usually used if someone really wants to know the details of a
new date that you had or maybe an outing that you had with a boy and they are
curious they want to know all the juicy details what did you do where did you go
maybe what you did after the date usually this is kind of a sexual
question like so what do you do last night on your date and you might say you
know I don’t want to tell you that’s private I don’t kiss and I don’t tell I
don’t kiss and tell so let’s look at our example sentence
hey Sara what happened on your date Sara this friend of Sarah’s is really curious
she wants to know all the juicy details and Sarah’s saying I don’t kiss and tell
so I’m not gonna tell you that’s private that’s not your business so a lot of
friends might ask you you know what happened after the date they’ll wink at
you or something and you’ll say I’m not gonna tell you I don’t kiss and tell
so hopefully now you can use this phrase let’s look at some example sentences
let’s look at the example dialogues did he kiss you goodnight I don’t kiss and
tell did he kiss you goodnight I don’t kiss
and tell what did you do after the movie I don’t kiss and tell what did you do
after the movie I don’t kiss and tell and the last example was he a gentleman
to you I don’t kiss and tell was he a gentleman to you I don’t kiss
and tell now that you’ve seen a few examples of I
don’t kiss and tell the next time a friend of yours a friend
who is way too curious about your personal love life they might ask you
you know how was the date and you can just say I don’t kiss and tell
so hopefully that’s a helpful phrase for you and I’ll see you next time hi my name is Nicole in this video we
are going to be talking about a slang term ding when you use the word dang it
has many different meanings being from Chicago it is used pretty often and in
America it’s a pretty good amount myself personally I use it probably every day
it’s just one of those words that it’s common in your vocabulary so you’re
saying you can use ding for surprise like you see something or you hear some
shock and you’re like ding also you can use it for a filler like dang I just
want to go home I hate school things like that also dang
you can just say dang I hurt myself dang I want to eat some food just like when
you’re thinking and you speak your sentences out loud is most of the times
when you say it and these are some examples first one dang this food looks
too good you would use this when you’re really hungry or you go to a restaurant
that you’ve been wanting to eat at for ever and you finally go and your food
comes you’re like dang this food looks too good like I can’t wait to eat this
food it’s gonna be so good this one it’s hot in here ding you use
the sentence just it’s hot in here it’s really hot it’s summertime and
there’s no air or fan and you’re just feel your sweat coming through your skin
like hot in here ding I need to leave things like that now let’s take a look
at the examples dang I’m hot dang I’m hot dang I’m
starving dang I’m starving stop staring at me
dang stop staring at me Jane can we leave
dang can we leave dang okay so dang dang
remember dang is a word that you can use it for anything if you need something to
say and you don’t know what to say you just say dang you see something good and
you’re like dang I want that also dang is not a bad word it’s no swear word if
you say dang out in the street yelling it nobody will care it’s just a regular
word but you shouldn’t say it in front of your mom or business meetings because
it’s more of a informal word you use with your friends just like a relaxing
word okay thanks for watching hi my name is Nikhil in this video we
are going to be talking about a slang word chill chill is one of the most
common slang words used in America and others english-speaking countries it has
many different meanings to relax calm when things are going steady and good
that’s when you use chill so in this first sentence this is a chill place you
would use this sentence when you are out with your friends or out with anybody
and you look around and things are going good and the service is good and it’s
not too busy and not too good and it’s just like calming so you say this is a
chill place it’s a good place it kind of means the same in this sentence this one
let’s chill sometime you would use the sentence when you want to see your
friends like let’s hang out let’s chill it would just be with your friends not
calling your boyfriend or girlfriend let’s chill that’s kind of doesn’t work
at all so when you use this gel it’s not like go on a date or a movie it’s just
like let’s hang out let’s go get some coffee and chill chill out chill out is
one of the most common expressions used in America and other country in Bush
speaking countries when somebody is getting riled up and getting it’s
getting hectic and you just want them to chill out you just say chill out relax
calm down no reason to get all hectic and riled up
so let’s take a look at the examples just chill everything is going to be
fine just chill everything is going to be fine
this restaurant is chill this restaurant is chill hey men just chill out don’t panic
hey man just chill out don’t panic let’s chill tomorrow at the mall let’s chill
tomorrow at the mall okay so in review for chow you can use it for many
different things like relaxing and calm good things like that also with the word
chill there are some words that people use to combine other words that are not
so common but people do use them first word is chillax it’s chill and relaxed
put together just like you need to chill out and relax Oh chillax
next one is choose it it’s means chill and take a shit like take a shit when
you’re on the toilet and you just need to sit and people are calm for a while
on the toilet that’s what it means it’s just a funny word chill pill take a
chill pill you know pill medicine it’s like you need to relax just take a chill
pill calm down no big deal so I hope you like the word
shell cuz it’s a good one and thanks for watching hi my name is Nicole in this video we’re
going to be talking about two different ways you can use the word ugly now
everybody knows what ugly means it’s really just ugly and disgusting and
horrible so two words you can use our feet and nasty now the first word we’re
going to talk about is beep when you use the word beat it is when you’re
describing somebody very ugly a person you don’t like just appearance-wise
so this sentence she has a beep face you can use that when you’re out with your
friends or you’re just having a good time with some people and this girl
comes and her face is ugly so you would say she has beep face her face is ugly
it I want to puke turn my eyes next one that is a beet looking girl now you use
this when you see somebody maybe some of you don’t like maybe just some stranger
or just some ugly person and she’s just all over beat her hair is dirty her face
is not cute she needs more makeup her clothes don’t match her shoes are ugly
and garbage looking and she just looks horrible and you would just say that is
a beet looking girl she is all over ugly she needs to stay home things like that
so let’s take a look at nasty alright my next word is nasty
now remember nasty beat and ugly all mean the same thing so this sentence she
is nasty looking now when you say that it means her face is horrible her face
is ugly you see her and you just want to turn away she looks like the trashcan
alright this one she has the nastiest hair now you use this when you see this
girl but you don’t like or something like that and her hair is
long and two-tone but not pretty like it’s blond and black and it just needs
to get colored and it looks like she hasn’t taken a shower in a week it’s
just dirty and it’s so ugly and that’s why you would say nastiest like the
worst ugliest hair ever like if you were to walk out of the house like that you
would be so embarrassed now let’s look at the examples I don’t like to date
beat girls I don’t like to date beat girls beat girls make me uncomfortable
big girls make me uncomfortable there are some beat girls in this bar there
are some beat girls in this bar her face is so beat her face is so beat that is a
nasty outfit that is a nasty outfit her new dress is nasty
her new dress is nasty she has a nasty face she has a nasty face his girlfriend
is so nasty his girlfriend is so nasty all right to review nasty and B they
mean the same as ugly so don’t forget that they are all the same and you could
use them for many different expressions but if somebody calls you beat or nasty
you just want to punch them in the face because if you got a good-looking face
you know you shouldn’t be called nasty or being so they deserve a punch and
thanks for watching hey this is bill and I’ve got a video
for you about smoking cigarettes all right now in a lot of foreign countries
they don’t really like people smoking cigarettes everywhere so you got to be
careful when you’re traveling that you choose to smoke in the right places now
usually you will see a sign that just says smoking area whether this is in an
outside place or even a bar or restaurant you should try to find a sign
that says smoking area if you cannot find a sign an easy thing to do and this
is what I always did in America is just check the ground and if you see people
have thrown down their trash cigarettes on the ground that means many people
have been smoking there so it’s probably okay if you do too
all right now but if you are in a nice place that’s gonna let you smoke the
first thing you should ask for is an ashtray okay this is so you can it
properly put your cigarette ashes and then also
trash out your cigarettes in the nice ashtray so may I please have an ashtray
let’s check the read you say oh yeah I just did that okay now if you’re the
kind of person you don’t know where to buy cigarettes or your ran out or maybe
you just want to have one what you can say to ask someone for a cigarette a
very common expression would be can i bum a smoke now smoke means a cigarette
okay so if you say to someone can i bum a smoke you’re just asking may I have
one cigarette please you say that to someone you see someone smoking in the
restaurant or in the bar you ask them and if they’re nice they will share
their cigarettes with you or they’ll say I don’t bum cigarettes if they’re rude
who knows but now also sometimes you go into a
convenience store or maybe you’re in a bar and maybe you don’t usually smoke
maybe smoking is something you don’t do very often so here’s a phrase you can
ask you can ask do you sell lucy’s now a loosey means a single cigarette because
you don’t want an entire box of cigarettes you just want one so that’s
what we call a loosey and they’ll sell it at you know a low price because
you’re just buying one cigarette some bars do this and also some convenience
stores for the people who don’t really smoke maybe just on the weekend or maybe
you’re in a bar and you had too much to drink so now you want a cigarette
you can ask do you sell Lucy’s so one more time
find your smoking area because that’s okay
nobody’s gonna bother you if you’re smoking in a smoking area if you’re
sitting in a restaurant or a bar ask for an ashtray please may I have an ashtray
that’s where you can put your cigarettes when you’re finished and then there is
oh I have no cigarettes well maybe you see someone smoking or
maybe your friend has some cigarettes hey can i bum a smoke and if you’re nice
and you smile they’ll probably give you one but if nobody has any ask the
bartender or the convenience store person hey did you sell Lucy’s and maybe
they’ll have a pack that they’ll take out one cigarette and they’ll sell you
just one cigarette if that’s all you need okay I hope this was helpful for
you and I hope to see you next video thank you hi this is Bill and right now I’m going
to teach you an idiom now this idiom is very common people use
it a lot and actually everybody uses it old people young people it’s that common
that it’s easy to use with whoever you are talking to and that idiom is gut
feeling okay now you see it here I underlined it in blue now first let me
explain to you gut because that might be a new word for you now your gut is just
right here this part of your body kind of your stomach okay but now a gut
feeling isn’t like a sick feeling that’s not what it means okay
a gut feeling is just kind of like an inside feeling you have just kind of a
instinct maybe but just something you have an idea you can’t really explain
why you have this feeling it’s just a gut feeling okay and sometimes a gut
feeling can be a good thing or a bad thing now the sentence I have up here I
have a gut feeling today’s going to be a good day now by saying I have a gut
feeling that just means something inside you is just telling you today is going
to be a good day you don’t know why you just have this idea today’s gonna be a
good day or there’s the opposite here you could just say I have a gut feeling
this is gonna be a bad day now that just means something is telling you today’s
not gonna be good okay again more of like an instinct kind of feeling alright
now we’re gonna look at some written examples of gut feeling being used now
take a look at sentences you the idiom gut feeling that couple fights
all the time I have a gut feeling they will break up soon the sky is so dark I
have a gut feeling that rain is coming I have a gut feeling something good is
about to happen okay so there you saw ways that we can use the idiom gut
feeling now there’s lots of different ways you can do it as long as you
remember it’s just an inside feeling that’s giving you an idea about what’s
going to happen okay maybe you look out the window and you
see a lot of gray clouds so you have a gut feeling it’s gonna rain soon
okay maybe you buy a lotto ticket and you have a gut feeling it’s going to be
a winner just you get a feeling from inside that tells you something’s gonna
happen maybe it’s good maybe it’s bad but your gut feeling it’s just a feeling
you got more about instinct than anything all right and I have a gut
feeling that your English is getting better and you learned a lot from this
video see you next video hi I’m Robin and in this video I’m gonna
talk about the idiom it’s raining cats and dogs all right now this is example
of a perfect idiom okay it’s a good example of a idiom and remember an idiom
means the words in the expression or the sentence does not match the meaning of
the sentence okay so idioms are very difficult to
understand sometimes so let’s look at this again it’s raining cats and dogs so
the words in the sentence does not match the meaning of the sentence if you just
looked at the words it’s raining cats and dogs
that means it’s raining cats and dogs okay so you got to be careful with
idioms don’t focus on the words so it’s raining cats and dogs what does that
mean well that means very simply it’s raining a lot okay there’s a lot of rain
so when someone says it’s raining cats and dogs of course that does not mean
it’s raining cats and dogs it just means it’s raining a lot now this is a very
fun idiom to use and it’s very common and there’s one more thing I want to
tell you about this idiom okay so it’s raining cats and dogs as I said is
really fun idiom to use when it’s raining a lot alright but I’m going to
teach you another joke we can use or say when someone says it’s raining cats and
dogs now look at my dialogue it’s a little bit difficult to understand so
listen carefully person a says the idiom it’s raining cats and dogs
now person B says a joke he replies and this is a common reply as a joke don’t
step in a poodle don’t step in a poodle okay now why is this funny well it’s a
little bit difficult to understand because first you have to understand
what a pun is now a pun is a word with they can have two meanings and the pun
in this sentence is poodle it has two meanings now it’s raining cats and dogs
that means it’s raining a lot so when it rains a lot on the ground or on the
street some water collects okay now that is called a puddle okay so when it’s
raining and there’s some water you can step in the water that is called a
puddle okay so when when it’s raining you don’t want to step in the puddle but
he’s telling a joke it’s raining cats and dogs don’t step in a poodle okay
so he should say don’t step in a puddle the water but as a joke he says poodle
don’t step in a poodle now why does he say that because it’s raining cats and
dogs and the poodle is a type of dog so that don’t if it’s raining cats and dogs
don’t step in the poodle okay this is just a joke okay anyway the common idiom
it’s raining cats and dogs feel free to use that it’s very common everyone knows
it some people might add this joke it’s not so funny but it’s just a joke all
right I hope you understand see you next time hello everyone I am Robin and in this
video we’re gonna take a look at the idiom nature’s call or sometimes it’s
said as the call of nature okay now this idiom means one thing and
that means if someone said that they need to go to the toilet they need to go
to the restroom alright so they don’t want to say directly I need to go to the
toilet that might sound a little bit rude
okay so they use this idiom to be more polite and it’s a little bit funny okay
nature’s call or the call of nature let’s take a look at a couple of
dialogues here so maybe I’m at a party and I have to go to the restroom so I
stand up and someone asks me where are you going
okay I again I don’t want to say I’m going to the toilet that sounds a little
rude so I could just say nature’s call okay and then that person would
understand I’m going to the restroom okay
instead of nature’s call sometimes some people will say nature’s calling okay
that’s okay too nature’s call nature’s calling
alright let’s move on my teacher asks why are you late why are you late I had
to answer the call of nature okay this one looks a little more
complicated but they mean the same thing okay so why are you late I had to go to
the restroom he doesn’t want to say that or she doesn’t want to say that so they
say I had to answer the call of nature all right and then the teacher would
understand oh they were in the restroom that’s why they are late all right let’s
take a look at a few more dialogues to understand it better all right let’s
look at the first dialogue did you sleep well no I kept waking up to nature’s
call did sleep well no I kept waking up to
nature’s call the next dialog why did you leave the movie I had to answer the
call of nature why did you leave the movie I had to answer the call of nature
and the next dialog where are you going so fast
nature’s calling where are you going so fast nature’s calling
and the last dialog why are you starting your break early nature calls
why are you starting your break early nature calls so this is a great idiom to
use when you don’t want to say toilet or restroom okay it’s polite and it’s a
little bit funny you know both men and women can use it it’s very common when
you say it everyone will understand okay nature’s call or some people say
nature’s calling or the call of nature alright that’s it for this video see you
next time all right hi this is Bill and I just so
you know I love baseball longest game in American history all right now what we
have here is I’ve made a very bad drawing but it’ll do us well here so
what we have here is I’ve made the infield and of course you know it all
starts at home with the hitter you know and then of course we’ve got our first
base our second base and our third base and this right here that’s where the
pitcher stands right like that so he can throw the ball to home plate here all
right now what I’m going to explain to you today is just how a player how the
hitter is gonna get on base now the first way a hitter can get on base
is what we would call a walk or a base on balls now that means that the pitcher
here he’s throwing bad and the hitter just watch one no two three four he
throws four balls okay that’s not a strike you know three strikes out but
four balls there you go you get to go to first base that is a walk or a base on
balls now that might not be exciting because no one’s actually hitting the
ball that’s more exciting so now if the hitter at home plate here he’s standing
there and he swings and he hits the ball out here and he gets to first base
that’s a single okay he gets to first base he’s safe that’s a single for him
all right now if he’s very lucky he goes ahead and he hits the ball it goes a
little farther and then he can run four space to second base he gets to second
base all safe he gets a double that’s a
double he hit a double all right and then not very common this one’s not
normal but sometimes a very fast man like a jong-wook he can hit the ball and
it goes out here and someone fast like a John Wilk
he can run to first to second to third and third base safe that we call a
triple okay not many baseball players can hit a
triple but the fast ones they can do it now again if you’re the strong baseball
player the strong hitter well then maybe you can hit a ball so far that it goes
out of the stadium and when that happens don’t don’t don’t don’t
home run okay what they say is he hit a home run now he’s going to touch them
all touch first touch second touch third home all is good home run the most
exciting thing in baseball so if we think about it one more time you get to
first base safe you got a single you get to second base
that’s a double you get to third you got a triple or boom Big Shot home run and
then remember if the pitcher he’s throwing bad you might get a walk or a
base on balls and it’s like a free walk to first base
all right that’s words for getting on base I hope it helped you thank you for
watching hi I’m Robin and in this video I’m going
to teach you a common catchphrase what’s a catchphrase well a catchphrase
is something that people like to say it can be a sentence or a word and they
like to use it for fun okay now the catchphrase today is see
you later alligator see you later alligator
all right I wrote it here see you later alligator now see you later alligator is
a catchphrase and it’s more for fun with children all right see you later this is
a way to say goodbye see you later but when we’re talking to children we
can say see you later alligator okay why because later an alligator they
sound similar they rhyme see you later alligator okay so when you
say that to someone usually a child see you later alligator they will reply
after a while crocodile after a wild crocodile
so later rhymes with alligator while rhymes with crocodile so it’s a
catchphrase it’s something fun to say with children and sometimes adults use
it too just for fun so if someone says to you see you later alligator you
should answer after a while crocodile all right that’s the catchphrase it is
common that’s it then see you next time hello everyone my name is Robin and in
this video we are going to talk about puns
okay now puns very difficult to understand very difficult to hear and
very difficult to use so this video is an advanced video and I don’t expect my
students to start making their own puns very soon so this video is more for fun
just to understand a little bit of English word play
now what is a pun well a pun is kind of a word used in a joke and the word has
two meanings okay so to help you we’re just gonna jump into an example and I
have a very simple example here Korea has Seoul this is a pun the word that is
upon is soul because soul has two meanings of course
now when I say Korea has soul this is s o UL that soul means Korea has some
spirit or some energy but of course it has another meaning because soul the
spelling is different but the sound is the same soul is a city in Korea so when
we say Korea has soul that’s kind of a joke because the soul has two meanings
okay now pun jokes are kind of not really haha funny usually when someone
says a pun joke everyone is kind of quiet and maybe we hear crickets so if I
said Korea has soul maybe everyone’s yeah okay all right so let’s take a look
at a couple other examples of pun jokes to help you understand I have two more
examples here to help you understand the pun jokes okay the jokes they use a pun
again they’re not really haha funny you just kind of okay so the next one here
my bicycle fell my bicycle fell because it’s too tired my bicycle fell because
it’s too tired all right so the blue word that’s the pun and again a pun has
two meanings so why is this funny or not so funny too tired alright so again two
meanings the first meaning my bicycle has two tires
okay the front tire and the back tire so has only two tires so it fell but
there’s also a second meaning T it’s too tired
sounds like T 0:02 very tired so my bicycle fell because
it’s very tired alright so too tired sounds like two titres and too tired
very tired alright so that’s what makes the pun
funny yes two meanings the next one I used to be a banker but I lost interest
I used to be a banker but I lost interest okay this is the pun this word
has two meanings the first meaning is interest I’m interested okay so he lost
interest he’s no longer interested in banking so he’s not a banker anymore
that’s one meaning a second meaning is interest is actually a bank term bank
vocabulary when you put money in the bank okay
every year the bank will give you interest for example six percent or 4
percent they give you interest every year so he’s not a banker anymore
because he lost interest which would mean he lost money all right
so this is funny I used to be a banker but I lost interest because interest is
a pun it has two meanings first meaning he’s not interested in the banking
business anymore and the second meaning he lost some money okay all right let’s
move on to one last one all right the last joke
I’m gonna show you actually has two puns and you can decide if it’s funny or not
alright here’s the joke so there’s a question in answer the question how do
celebrities stay cool how do celebrities stay cool of course
celebrities are famous people stars talents how do celebrities stay cool
they have many fans okay that’s the joke and as I said there’s actually two puns
so the question how do celebrities stay cool okay so cool has two meanings the
first meaning is cool cold okay not hot not warm so how do they stay cold the
second meaning is cool you know wearing sunglasses they’re cool all right very
good very cool so the two meanings of cool
they have many fans of course there’s the pun and the pun has two meanings the
first meaning is fan when you’re hot you have the machine blowing air that’s the
fan and of course the other meaning the second meaning of fan is when you’re
very famous and popular people like you they’re your fans they’re screaming and
they want your signature your autograph those are fans okay so how do celebrity
stay cool they have many fans all right so this is funny because we can
recognize there’s two meanings here so you could read this the first way how do
celebrities stay cool not hot they have many fans machines
at them to stay cool or how does celebrities stay cool
they have many fans people screaming all right funny okay yeah well these are pun
jokes some people like them very advanced English okay because you have
to know you have to have a very good vocabulary you have to know the word and
it’s two meanings to understand the joke all right that’s it
I hope you enjoyed the puns video and I hope you can maybe create your own pun
one day or understand it when someone tells you a pun joke that’s it and I’ll
see you next time

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  1. I would like to thank you very much for your great efforts but I'd like you if you can pronounce the word schedule for me ,please

  2. Hey Robin…you are totally awesome but shouldn't have done that " totally f*ing awsome" one. You are funny tho

  3. Robin is a awesome teacher.He has ablitity to make students laugh while teaching about any of the topic.Although i am male ,must want to say that you are eye candy😀👌😂.Besides this all the other teachers are also quite good in teaching skills ,I love your all videos .Thanks a lot.👌

  4. Can puppy love lead to a successful marriage or its just not logical mind if you tell me about?? Wanna know . Could u Explain it bit a more .

  5. Robin's pronunciation is Clear and slow which is very good for foreigners especially for those who are keen on learning English. Appreciate your efforts.

  6. 👏👏good job but one question how do i know the diffrents between slang and phrasal verb like pist off it is both phrasel verb and slang

  7. Is it just me or it seems like everyone got high before recording these videos? Just joking! Very useful material. Keep it up!

  8. thank you so much dear brothers and sisters,,,,,I have learned a lot, I'm from India it's amazing to listen and learn.

  9. To be pissed off = 恼火
    Bummer = 倒霉
    To be broke = 破產
    Tie the knot/get hitched = 结婚
    Eye candy = 吸引目光
    歡樂時光/優惠時段
    Draft beer =生啤酒/鲜啤酒
    A round = 請客
    A piece of cake/as easy as pie =太簡单了/不費吹灰之力
    The John = 厠所
    John = 嫖客
    Noob = 菜鸟
    Not my cup of of tea =不是我喜歡的
    Hit on someone = 勾搭某人
    A couch potato = 懒虫

  10. – The first of all Thanks a lot these teachers to teach us random words with pronunciations.
    – I wanna practice language English with someone learn English if someone really wanna have partner speaker English comment me.
    Thanks.☺

  11. Women are better than men, women voice is clear and clean, but men are drunk wine cos of it their voice is not clear ,

  12. I'm an English teacher in Brazil and I've been telling my students about you guys, a huge and fat congrat from Brazil, you're just amazing!

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