Diversify your vocabulary and connect to people more with the word MATE!
The word “mate” is very common in Australian and British English and can help you sound a lot more natural when speaking Englsih in these places. Although it’s not used in American English, it is understood by English speakers all over the world.
G’day RealLifers, and welcome to another 1 minute episode of RealLife TV. Today, I’m going to teach you all about the word mate.
The word “mate” is not commonly used in American English. You’re going to hear this word used mainly in England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, these kinds of, these kinds of countries. And the word mate literally just means friend. So, this would be similar to, in American English, when they call everyone “man,” I’m never going to say “man.”
But, uh, the word mate is really cool because it really helps you to connect to people the first time you meet them. So, when you go to these places, feel free to use the word mate. I don’t know, if you go to the checkout, you might go through and be like “Hey mate, how are you going?” or, if you go buy a cup of coffee, “Hey mate, one coffee please.”
So, this is a great word to add to your vocabulary, maybe to diversify it a little bit, and it’s also a great way to connect to people, even if you don’t know them.
So, to all of my mates out there, feel free to add this word to your vocabulary and use it as much as you can.
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See you, mates, have a nice day!