Do you get tired of speaking English with all the boring vocabulary and expressions you learn in typical English classes and books?
It’s about time you started investing some time into studying some new words to help you start sounding more natural and even cooler when speaking English. Start thinking of the words you use as a way of connecting to people and demonstrating your personality more as appose to just a means of communication.
In this episode of RealLife TV, Chad will explain how to use two very common casual expressions, “it’s all good” and “I’m just saying.”
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Hello, ladies and gentleman, and welcome to another episode of RealLife TV.
Today I’m going to teach you all how to use the expressions just saying and it’s all good.
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The phrase “just saying” is often used when we want to give someone some feedback, maybe some constructive criticism, and also maybe when we say something without thinking too much, and it could come across as offensive.
So, when I finish my phrase, I would often add “just saying” to the end, so that person doesn’t take it too seriously, or doesn’t get offended by what you’ve just said.
For example, if I was to say “mhmm… looks like you’ve put on a little bit of weight, just saying.”
So, when I say “just saying” at the end, it means that I’m not trying to criticize the person, they should not be offended, I’m just telling them the truth from my perspective. Just saying.
Another example: If a colleague of yours at work happens to arrive late consecutively, you might want to give them some advice, by saying “Hey, buddy, you might want to try to get to work on time, or the boss could fire you. Just saying…”
So, in that case, you don’t want your friend to think that you’re being bossy, or telling him what to do, you’re just giving him some friendly advice.
So, that’s how we use just saying.
Just so you guys know, some people often use this in a sarcastic way, or sometimes they are being offensive intentionally, and then using this phrase “just saying” just so the person thinks they’re joking around.
It’s All Good
And the next expression: it’s all good.
The expression all good is used often to say no problems, no worries. If someone apologizes to you, you might say “oh, it’s all good,” just to show that person that you are not offended by what he or she did to you, and that everything is ok.
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