Category Archive: Vocabulary

Aug 25

Learn British English Slang Free (video): “hangry”

You put “hungry” and “angry” together: “hangry”

It means that you are annoyed or angry because you’re hungry.

I’m sorry for being moody. I’m just hangry.

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Jul 26

Learn British English Free (video lesson): nine useful British Expressions

In this free British English lesson on YouTube, Chris explains nine useful expressions (some idiomatic) to enhance your vocabulary in different situations:

You’re busy (or too busy): I’ve got a lot on my plate / I’ve got too much on my plate.

At the start of a meal: Tuck in.

You really don’t know: I haven’t (got) the foggiest.

You’re feeling unwell: I’m under the weather.

To ask if someone’s feeling / getting better: Are you on the mend?

You’re annoyed or angry: I’m cheesed off. “My mother-in-law is proper cheesing me off.”

Can I help you: Do you need a hand? Do you want a hand?

To say “you’re welcome” to someone: Don’t mention it.

To ask someone how they are: How have you been?

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Jul 18

Learn British English Free (video): “bloody” <<< “fucking”

In this VERY IMPOLITE Learn British English Free lesson, Chris explains how “fucking” is much stronger than “bloody”, although you can use them in similar ways.

 

EXAMPLES

For emphasis:

“It’s bloody late.” <<< “It’s fucking late.”

“It’s bloody freezing.” <<< “It’s fucking freezing.”

“That’s bloody brilliant.” <<< “That’s fucking brilliant.”

 

“spud” means potato or idiot:

“You’re a bit of a spud, wouldn’t you say?”

“Well, you’re a fucking spud, intcha?” (aren’t you)

To which you could reply: “Thank fuck I don’t have to be polite to you anymore, you MOTHERFUCKING THUNDERCUNT.”

 

“Bloody hell!” <<< “Fuckin’ell!” (positive and negative situations)

 

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Jul 12

Learn British English Free (video): “from scratch” idiom

In this lesson on Learn British English Free on YouTube, Chris explains the idiom “…from scratch” with examples. Please see below.

Francesco made the food from scratch = he made it himself

Chris had to start learning Chinese from scratch (from the beginning)

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Jul 05

Learn British English Free (video): “on point” idiom

In this free British English lesson, Chris explains how to use the “on point” idiom with examples.

Something is “on point” means it is perfect or as good as possible.

“Shakira and J-Lo were on point at the Superbowl this year.”

“Messi’s shooting was on point last night.” (football)

“Chris’s hair is always on point.”

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/on-point

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Apr 02

English Vocabulary List (April 2020): “furlough” verb meaning; definition; pronunciation

Please click below for the new English vocabulary list featuring the verb “furlough” as the very latest entry at the bottom. This word is crucial at this time as it is the term being used to describe what is happening to millions of employees in the UK and other countries being forced to take a leave of absence from work due to the Coronavirus / COVID-19. Please click here for the Cambridge Online Dictionary page for “furlough”.

In the list itself, you can click on any words in the left-hand column which will take you to the Cambridge Online Dictionary pages for the meaning, definition, pronunciation and examples of each term.

English Vocabulary List – 3 April 2020

 

Mar 22

English Vocabulary List (Advanced) – 23 March 2020

Please click below for the new English vocabulary list by Chris, featuring some unusual but useful entries at the bottom (page 10):

19 English Vocab List Chris 230320 PDF

Mar 15

Learn British English Free (video): Coronavirus / COVID-19 Blog

Chris reads this Cambridge Dictionary blog entry on the Coronavirus – COVID-19 vocabulary and collocations for Learn British English Free on YouTube:

Mar 07

Learn British English Free (video): Coronavirus Vocabulary: endemic; epidemic; pandemic

This is the Learn British English Free video lesson by Chris where he explains more about the Coronavirus – COVID-19 – and the terms endemic, epidemic and pandemic. Via YouTube:

Mar 02

English Vocabulary List 3 March 2020: Endemic; Epidemic; Pandemic

Please click below for the new vocabulary list, featuring important vocabulary for talking about the Coronavirus: endemic; epidemic and pandemic:

Vocab List 3 March 2020

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