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Slang English Lessons Series 1 3 years 3 months ago #7480

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A Forum Dedicated To Teaching You English Slang ("Now, that's dope!")!

In this forum, we will help you stay up-to-date with a range of new words and phrases that are constantly being introduced into the English language.

As always, you don’t need to use these words and phrases yourself, but understanding them will help you understand music, TV, and movies a little easier.



Make sure you check back in with us every week to see what's new (And remember to tell your friends!).

새로이 생겨나는 다양한 신조어를 배워 흐름에 뒤처지지 않게 도와드립니다.
신조어를 직접 사용하진 않아도, 영화나 팝송에서 자주 등장하니 알아두시면 좋습니다. 새로 업데이트 되는 강의를 매주 체크하세요.

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Slang English Lessons Series 1 3 years 3 months ago #7482

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Let's have fun learning some English language slang.



wicked (adj.): cool; awesome (generally used to refer to a great product, service, or idea etc.) “Wicked” (just like “dope”) can also be used to agree with something or say that something is suitable.
Note: “Wicked” actually means very bad, but it is being used ironically. This word is more common in British English.
Examples
1. I think that is a wicked idea.
2.
Bob: That movie was wicked. I honestly think Tom Hanks is the greatest actor of all time.
Jin: Oh, yeah! He’s the G.O.A.T.
3.
Harry: I just landed a wicked new job at Naver.
Sally: Really? That’s dope. What’s your role?

basic (adj.): not cool or creative; anything mainstream is “basic”; anything that is a cliché is “basic”
Examples
1. Coffee served in a jar is so basic. Why don’t these cafés get a little more creative?
2. Dude, you can’t buy your old man socks for Christmas. That is so basic.
3. Why are your ideas always so basic?

G.O.A.T. (acronym): an acronym that stands for "greatest of all time." So if one of your younger co-workers says, "you're the goat," they're giving you a compliment or props (“props” = compliment).
Note: G.O.A.T. can also be used in question form - as is often done in sports (example 2).
Examples
1. My mom is the GOAT! She just bought me a pair of Air Jordan shoes.
2. Jordan or LeBron – who is the GOAT?
3. You can't beat me; I'm the G.O.A.T.

extra (adj.): extreme; over-the-top; a bigger reaction than what was needed, but not necessarily in a good way (For example, if someone accidentally bumped into you in the supermarket and you started yelling at them, then the way you reacted was so "extra."
Examples
1. The way you yelled at the professor in class was a bit extra. You need to relax.
2. Your reaction was so extra; you should take a minute to calm down.
3. Look at his fashion sense; all the accessories seem a bit extra.

See you in the next post.

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Slang English Lessons Series 1 3 years 3 months ago #7490

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In this lesson we are going to learn 4 more slang terms: dope / drop / legit / hoppin’

Remember, choose which words you like best and use them if you feel comfortable – and if the situation and context are right.



dope (adj.): cool; awesome (generally used to refer to a great experience, product or idea etc.). “Dope” can also be used to agree with something or say that something is suitable.
Note: “Dope” is generally used by males (but of course females can use this word also).
Examples
1. That movie was dope.
2. PSY is dope.
3.
Ben: The new Marvel film will drop this week; let’s go on Friday night.
Steve: Dope. What time?

drop (v.): to be released (of a movie, TV show, or song)
Examples
1. The final episode of Game of Thrones dropped in May, 2019.
2. When will the next Star Wars movie drop?
3. I can't wait for BTS to drop their new single.

legit (adj.): not fake, real or genuine; extremely good (often used to describe a person who is very skilled at something)
Note: “legit” is a shortened form of “legitimate”.
Examples
1. Have you seen the new Bond movie? It’s legit.
2. Usually your ideas are rather basic, but this one, well, it’s legit!
3. The professor is legit; she really knows what she is talking about.

hopping (adj.): lively or full of activity (usually in a good way); used to describe a popular and busy place. If an area, bar, or club is busy, then it is hoppin’.
Note: The word “hopping” is usually pronounced without the “g” = hoppin’
Examples
1. The airport was really hoppin’ last night because of the Christmas holidays.
2.
Grant: This bar is really hoppin’ tonight.
Jeff: Yeah, it’s because they play wicked music.
3.
Vera (Talking on the phone): How’s the party? Is it hoppin’?
Jill: It is, but the food’s a bit basic.

Thank you for checking out these wicked lessons.

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Slang English Lessons Series 1 3 years 2 months ago #7493

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In this lesson you are going to learn 4 new slang terms - including some internet dating slang.



catfish (n./v.): someone who uses fake (or heavily edited) photos on their online dating profiles; to be tricked into meeting someone who uses fake photos on their online profile (when meeting in person the catfish usually looks less attractive than in their photo) .
Note: The term catfishing was inspired by the 2010 documentary "Catfish."
Examples
1. The guy was a total catfish. He looked nothing like his profile picture on Tinder.
2. I got catfished again last night. Why can’t people just use legit photos?
3. I was catfished once, but in all honesty, he was still a nice guy - just a little fat.

ghost (v.): to leave; to ignore a potential lover/partner by not messaging or talking to them anymore (usually the person being “ghosted” in a relationship situation has no idea why)
Examples
1. Why did she ghost you? Did you do something wrong?
2. What! He ghosted again? I can’t understand that guy.
3. Guys, I know this party is really hoppin’, but I have to ghost early.

bail (v.): to leave or quit (often without notice); abandon a commitment or obligation
Examples
1. I’m sorry to bail early, but I have to work tomorrow.
2. What time do you need to bail tonight?
3. I can’t believe Jeff bailed on us!

tea (n.): gossip; news; or current/recent situation (often used as a way of getting someone to update you on a story or situation)
Examples
1. Billy, what’s the tea?
2. Have I got some tea for you! Mary and Jeff are engaged.
3. Come on, spill the tea; what’s happening with you and Sarah?

Note: "Spill the tea" is a modern take on "Spill the beans".
Spill the tea (slang exp.): tell me your news or update me on the latest gossip
Spill the beans (idiom): reveal a secret or update someone on gossip

You have to bounce? Well, before you do, we would like to ask you to spill the tea on these dope lessons to your friends.

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Slang English Lessons Series 1 3 years 2 months ago #7500

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In this post we will teach you some slang terms you can use to describe online bullies, people who are easily upset, people or things that seem a bit dangerous or dishonest, and things that are awesome.

troll (n./v.): a nasty (and generally pathetic) person who comments online in an attempt to upset people (one of a troll’s main aims is to get the original poster to call them “stupid”); a person who replies to online messages in an attempt to get a negative reaction; to leave nasty messages for no apparent reason other than to get a reaction
Examples
1. I got trolled on my YouTube page.
2. Most trolls have self-esteem issues.
3. That dude is really shady; his hobby is trolling people.

snowflake (n.): a derogatory term for a person (usually in their 20s) who seems to have an inflated sense of uniqueness, a sense of entitlement, or are overly-emotional, easily offended, and unable to deal with failure, rejection, or opposing opinions
Examples
1. Snowflakes get really upset when they get trolled.
2. Poor parenting is to blame for creating a generation of snowflakes.
3. Stop being such a snowflake!

shady (adj.): dishonest; dangerous; describing immoral behavior
Examples
1. I’m pretty sure that guy is shady; let’s bounce.
2. Something seems shady with this deal.
3. Are there any shady areas in town I should avoid?

fire (adj.): cool or trendy (often to talk about a product or thing)
Examples
1. Those retro t-shirts are fire.
2. Man, this car is fire! When did you get it?
3. Who made this drink? It’s fire!

We hope you come back soon to enjoy another post that is sure to be FIRE!

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In this slang lesson we are going to teach you two common adjectives, a slang verb, and a new way of saying "America".



quiche (adj.): very sexy; super attractive.
Note: Often used to describe women, but can also be used to describe men or things that are of good quality.
Examples
1. Damn! That girl is quiche. Hella quiche, actually!
2. Although Brad Pitt is getting older, he is still quiche.
3. Jim: That movie was quiche. - Greg: Yeah! It was hella dope!

sus (adj.): not honest; acting shady or in a dishonest way; used to describe something that is not quite right; can be used to say you doubt something.
Note: “sus” is the abbreviated version of “suspicious” or “suspect”
Examples
1. That dude looks a bit sus.
2. He told me he works for Samsung, but I’m a bit sus.
3. This bar looks a bit sus, let’s go to Dave’s Bar instead; they play dope tunes.

bounce (v.): to leave
Examples
1. Although this party is wicked, I gotta bounce. See ya.
2. I really need to bounce, it’s getting late.
3. Those guys who just arrived look a bit sus, we should bounce.

‘Merica (n.): used to describe or talk about all the “best” (or clichéd) things in the USA (As you can probably guess, this word is used to show irony.).
Note: ‘Merica is actually joking at the way “true” or “stereotypical” Americans speak and think.
Tip: Only use this term when you are joking with your friends from the USA – do not use this around Americans you are not close to– they might not find your jokes funny. (And make sure to use a fake American accent for a more humorous effect.)
Examples
1. Monster Trucks are just so…‘Merica. (Joke: Redneck Americans love Monster Trucks.)
2. I love ‘Merica and our freedom. (Joke: Irony - Many countries have freedom.)
3. All the best things come from ‘Merica. (Joke: Using ‘Merica in an ironic way. Many great things come from outside the USA.)

We know you have to bounce, but remember to come back soon for another wicked lesson.

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