Most English people do not know the full range and function of the English language – using it is as natural to them as breathing!
One all too common complaint made by people attempting to learn English is that there are too many slang words and other types of word that cannot be understood or even found in the dictionary.
Without further ado then, here is our first in what will be a series of English Slang blogs and articles.
The first word is the slang word, then the proper English word closest to it, followed by an example of how to use it.
– Bottle – fortitude, courage. ‘Do you have the bottle to tell her you like her?
– Chucking it down – heavy or annoying rain. ‘Oh no! It’s chucking it down outside and I have to walk home!’
– Chuffed – pleased, happy, proud. ‘I feel chuffed to have passed my exam’
– Cheesed Off – annoyed, fed up, angry. ‘She was so cheesed off when she found out I had eaten all her chocolate!’
– Gobsmacked – very surprised, astounded. ‘When she told me I was fired I was gobsmacked.’
– Gutted – Unhappily surprised, negatively affected. ‘I feel so gutted to have lost the fight – I thought I was going to win.’