RealLife English Podcast #216 – 12 Slang Words that Natives Use All the Time!

In today’s wicked (UK) podcast, Ethan and Andrea talk all about slang words that you need to know. The reason why slang is so important is because it helps you understand what people are talking about, whether in TV, songs, or when you converse with a native. Ethan also shares some tips on how you can incorporate slang into your vocabulary and actually also start using it. So, don’t miss out on this AWESOME opportunity to get your slag game on point! 

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Words You’ll Learn:

  • Wicked
  • Lingo
  • Fill a void
  • Pay forward
  • Inside joke
  • Something is on point
  • Stand the test of time
  • Hot (of a person)
  • To be on fire
  • Shady/sketchy
  • Slay
  • Over the top
  • Drama queen

Quick Definitions:

  • Breathless: said to add emphasis when you are describing feelings of excitement or exciting situations.
  • In awe: a feeling of great respect sometimes mixed with fear or surprise.
  • “What on earth are they saying?”: we say on earth to add emphasis to what we’re asking.
  • To be a bit off: to be incorrect.
  • To be hip: doing things or done according to the latest fashion
  • Groovy (US, older slang): really cool.
  • Class (UK, older slang): really good quality.
  • You look down on new words that come into fashion“: If you look down on someone or something, you think that you are better than someone else, for example because you are more successful, or of a higher social class than they are. The collocation “come into fashion” means something has become fashionable.
  • Stance: Your stance on a particular matter is your attitude to it.
  • Bond (adj. bonding): A bond between people is a strong feeling of friendship, love, or shared beliefs and experiences that unites them.
  • Flirtatious: Someone who is flirtatious behaves towards people in a way which suggest they are sexually attracted to them, usually in a playful or not very serious way.
  • Lavish: If you describe something as lavish, you mean that it is very elaborate and impressive and a lot of money has been spent on it.
  • Grandiose: If you describe something as grandiose, you mean it is bigger or more elaborate than necessary.

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