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Useful American English

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Luna Hoopes

on 28 October 2015

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Transcript of Useful American English

Useful American English
Slang:
very informal usage in vocabulary more metaphorical and playful than ordinary language.
Whatever
guts
It took guts for John to ask Lucy to the dance.
sick
literally
I'm down.
literally
Can you think of some examples of slang in your language?
courage
literally
the belly; stomach; abdomen
figuratively
example
In which part of the body is your courage?
ill; diseased
figuratively
great; awesome; cool;
example
That song is sick!
Is there a word in Spanish that literally means "bad," but figuratively means "good"?
I'm lower; under; beneath
figuratively
I'm interested; excited
example
Do you want to go to the beach?
Yeah, I'm down!
This is a word we use VERY often!
examples
How are you?
Whatever
What do you want to eat?
Whatever!
Let's go to the beach and do whatever.
I told you I was right!
Man, whatever
Because "I'mfinethankyouandyou" just isn't enough.
dude
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