Browsing archives for 'English Vocabulary'

Amigo

American Slang,English Vocabulary 27 July 2011 | 2 Comments

“My amigo!” Slang of the day:  amigo Meaning:  This is a spanish word meaning friend that we use in English quite often. Usage:  Oh, amigo!  How have you been. Dialog: Fred:  Hey Charlie! What’s up? Charlie:  Amigo!!! How have you been?

You’re a real pro!

American Slang,English Vocabulary 26 July 2011 | 2 Comments

“Wow, look at that kid. He’s a real pro at soccer.” Slang of the day:  pro Meaning:  someone who is really good at something – a professional Usage:  I can’t believe what a great ping pong player you are.  You’re such a pro. Dialog: Doug – Wanna play football with me? Tim – I don’t […]

Rip-off

American Slang,English Vocabulary 25 July 2011 | 2 Comments

“$224?  What a rip-off!  That shirt doesn’t even look that great.” Slang of the day:  rip-off Meaning:  something that is overpriced (too expensive) Usage:  I wanted to buy those cool shades, but they were 500 dollars!  A total rip-off! Dialog: Brian – Hey Yvonne, I like your new shirt. Yvonne – Thanks.  It only cost […]

Shades

American Slang,English Vocabulary 24 July 2011 | 4 Comments

“I’m so cool in my new shades!” Slang of the day:  shades Meaning:  sunglasses Usage:  It’s so sunny outside.  I need to find my shades and wear them today. Dialog: Tim – How do you like my new shades? Sue – Wow, how much did they cost?  They look expensive. Tim – It doesn’t matter. […]

Weekly Slang

American Slang,English Vocabulary 21 April 2011 | 4 Comments

Here’s your weekly post about slang! nutty To be crazy in an eccentric way. That nutty professor is something else. Yesterday, he came to class in his PJs. cheesy Although this can mean that something has a lot of cheese on it, it also has a slang meaning as well. It means something lacks taste […]

Slang, slang, slang!

American Slang,English Vocabulary 7 April 2011 | 0 Comments

Here’s a little slang for you… zit This is slang for a pimple. Teens use it a lot, but really anyone can use this word. Ugggghh, I can’t believe I got a zit -today of all days. umpteen This means many or a lot. This is the umpteenth time I had told you to take […]

8 ways to say food in English

American Slang,English Vocabulary 4 April 2011 | 2 Comments

Food – everyone loves it and everyone needs it.  Here are 8 different fun ways to say food in English. grub Where’s the grub? I’m ready to eat! chow You can use this as a noun or a verb. Did you make the chow yet? I’m ready to chow down!!! slop This word is usually […]

Wednesday’s Slang!

American Slang,English Vocabulary 30 March 2011 | 8 Comments

It’s Wednesday, as promised, I’m going to make a post about some useful slang words.   bazillion This is a huge number of something. My son dropped the bag of candy and a bazillion pieces fell all over the floor. biggie This is something that is important. It’s no biggie that you couldn’t make it […]

10 ways to say hello in English

American Slang,English Vocabulary 29 March 2011 | 4 Comments

There are oodles and oodles of various ways to say hello in English.  Here are my top 10 ways to say it. 1.  hi! It’s plain, simple and to the point 2.  hey (or hey there) I think I use this way to say hello more than any other way.  It’s very informal. 3.  what’s […]

Clothes or Cloths

English Vocabulary 28 March 2011 | 0 Comments

Do you know the difference between the words clothes and cloths? Test yourself and see: 1.  I bought some new _______ for my daughter to wear today. 2.  I have been using new ______ to clean the kitchen counter, but now they are very dirty.   If your answers are: 1. clothes and 2. cloths, […]