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23 AMERICAN SLANG WORDS that You Need to Know (AMERICAN ENGLISH)

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linguamarina (10 months ago)
Here are the words that I talk about in this video: 1. to bail = to leave abruptly 2. to feel blue = to feel sad 3. buck = dollar 4. by the skin of my teeth = just barely 5. creep = strange person 6. stalker = somebody who is constantly following you in a n annoying way 7. coach potato = a lazy person who spends the bulk of their time engaged in things that can be done while sitting on a couch 8. to crash = to fall asleep abruptly 9. down to Earth = and adjective for practicality and lack of pretense 10. for real = a proclamation of honesty 11. cold shoulder = a metaphor for deliberately ignoring someone 12. plead the fifth = references the fifth amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which allows a witness in court to refuse questions on the grounds that they risk self-incrimination 13. screw up = to make a mistake, i.e. mess up 14. sweet = an adjective that describes something that is good, or nice 15. tight = an adjective that describes closeness between competitors, i.e. a tight competition 16. to trash = can be used as an intransitive verb for destruction 17. to wrap up = to finish 18. to hang out = to spend time relaxing 19. wheels = car 20. babe = if you refer to someone as a babe, it means that you think they’re hot and attractive 21. to get busted = to get caught 22. to have a blast = to enjoy doing something 23. epic fail = complete disaster
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Bilal Tauqeer (17 days ago)
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Hindi lovers (1 month ago)
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Harini chinnu (1 month ago)
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Fatima Hashemi (1 day ago)
You are really the best sweat girl good luck
Niky Lony (1 day ago)
America is not the only place that uses those words
Ravikiran Kamble (2 days ago)
I had a blast, very cool video
Hima Hemadi (2 days ago)
Hello, princess I'm so blissful to listen to u.
Rahul K (2 days ago)
yeah, we all had a blast...
Joseph Martinez (2 days ago)
Tight means something is cool. "Those shoes are tight bro" but no one has used that since the 90's lol
Kiran Gupta (3 days ago)
That's sweet 😊
Y daddy (4 days ago)
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Patidar Institute (4 days ago)
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Abdullah Haleem (4 days ago)
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Axel Pionce (5 days ago)
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Lorenzo Chirichilli (5 days ago)
I'm learning more things here than from my english teacher
mr minion (5 days ago)
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Mohammad Gufran (5 days ago)
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Antoni Bustamante (6 days ago)
You're amazing
Meredith Stump (6 days ago)
If I ever said "I had a blast!" My friends would make fun of me for eternity. You would really only say that to be sarcastic... Bc you really didn't have a good time. Just like if you say bye to someone after a night out and they say "it's been real" that is a reference to the phrase..."It's been real, it's been fun, but it ain't been real fun"...aka... they had a mediocre time out. It's all sarcastic. Also... NO ONE, AND I MEAN NO ONE, says "epic fail" any more. It was a trendy phrase that is no longer considered cool. It would be like saying "groovy" or "the bomb" in 2018.... everyone would just look at you like you were an idiot. One more...creep also means to cheat on someone. Check out TLCs song creep.
Abeer Eissa (7 days ago)
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FBI (7 days ago)
I'm just gonna touch up (add too) on some of the slang you mentioned because some of them have multiple meaning depending on how it's used. Feeling Blue: It does mean sad, but it can also mean sick. Example: "I'm feeling blue (sick), i'm going to stay in tonight. Down To Earth: Someone who's Down to Earth is typically the type of person that's usually always very calm, relaxed, and down to do anything. Whatever plans you make, he/she will usually agree to join you if you ask, and they rarely say no unless they're busy. They're good people to have around because they almost never bring negativity into anything and are always positive. For Real: For real does mean Honestly, but it can also be used as "really/seriously". For example "I For Real want some ice-cream right now" I Plead The Fifth: You really only use this as slang when you know you did something, but you don't want to directly admit to it but you still kind of want to tell the truth at the same time. You usually say it as a question also. For example: Person A: Did you eat all my ice-cream? Person B: I plead the fifth? Person A: I knew it! You're always eating my stuff. It can also be use as "I'm not telling you" but no one really uses it like too much. Sweet: This as a couple meanings. It does mean nice as in "Aww you're a sweet person", but it also means "that's cool" or just "cool" For Example: Person A: Dude, look at this new car that was just released. Person B: Wow, that's sweet looking. Tight: Tight also has a couple meaning. Tight can be used as "close". Fore example, if someone is driving and they come close to crashing, they might say. "Thank god, that was tight" Tight can also mean cool or good looking. For example: "That new outfit you have is tight(good looking)" or "This new phone feature is tight(cool)". It's also used to describe confined spaces. Tight can also mean close friends. For Example: Person A: "Have you guys been friends for a long time?" Person B: "Yeah, we're tight" Trash: Trash does mean to destroy something. "i trashed my car". It can also used to tell someone they're bad at something. "Dude, you're trash at driving" It can also be used as "that sucks" or "that's stupid" For example: Person A: "Did you hear that you can't plug regular earphones into the new IPHONE" Person B: "For real? That's trash(That's stupid/sucks) Babe: This one is used in a lot of different ways. One way is to describe a woman as attractive. Example: "That girl was a babe" Another way it's used is by close female friends (best friends) referring to each. For Example: Female A: "Hey, how are you?" Female B: "Hey babe! I'm good, how are you?" Another way babe is used is by two partners in a relationship. It's very common here that a boyfriend and girlfriend or whatever will call each other Babe instead of calling each other by their birth names. Another way babe is used is by Mothers calling their daughter and or son babe. A father will only call his daughter babe and partner babe. Example: Mother: "Hey babe what's wrong? Why are you crying" Mother could be talking to her son or daughter Father: "Hey babe what's wrong? Why are you crying" Father only calls daughter and partner babe, not his son. Babe can also be used by an older women talking to someone who's younger. For example: Younger customer: "Hey, can you tell me what isle the tool kits are in?" Older woman at work: "Sure babe, they're right over here:" Babe can also be used by creeps to refer to a female. For example: Creep: "Hey there babe, what're you doing later tonight?" Female: "Nothing that involves you" So yeah, it has quite a lot of meanings. Just gotta be careful how you use it, and pay attention to how it's used towards you. Hope this helped anyone. But just be aware. We have a LOT of slang. And a LOT of those slangs have multiple meanings. Some slang words have a bad and good meaning. For example: "Dummy" Dummy is how some friends refer to each other, but it can also be used as an insult. Example Friend A: "Hey dummy, you coming out tonight" referring to his friend Friend B: "Yeah bro, send me the cords(coordinates)" Example 2: Friend A: "He threw a ball through my window" Friend B: "Yeah, he's a real dummy" used as an insult. Just keep in mind that you might hear things that sound like insults, but really aren't. Us Americans try to replace as much words as we can with slang. So sometimes you might hear sentences that sounds like it made absolutely no sense.
Aaron Martinez (8 days ago)
I loved this video, thanks a lot 😉😀😍
Kourosh Arman (8 days ago)
Couch potato🍠 👍🏻😆
Rahul Sharma (9 days ago)
bAil... to feel blue a buck skin of my teeth creep stalker couch potatoes to crash down to earth for real cold shoulder
sabnaabdurahman sabna (10 days ago)
hey babe 😅(sorry) I have a blast it's too easy to learn from you thank you very much 😊
nuel gokiel (11 days ago)
That was helping me to improve my English. Never give up! I absolutely have blast for this awesome video.
ABHISHEK KUMAR (12 days ago)
Hi. Marina. Really I had a bast in the video.
[BEMC] Machine (12 days ago)
I didn't even know some of this are considered slangs
Kristin Freedom (12 days ago)
Please talk slower.
uri2404 (12 days ago)
Please could you make a sentence when you describe a word🤗🤗
Shahbaz Ahmed (13 days ago)
You r really cute.. Much charming Honestly speaking
vignesh M_D (15 days ago)
I saw movie peppermint a small kid says to her mom "punch her lights " out or off i am not sure. It means beat someone up
sadick davids (16 days ago)
HI WHAT DO THE MEAN IF THEY SAY slime bunny ??
creative masculine (16 days ago)
I like your expression more than anything else😍🤘
Espanol songs (17 days ago)
moooaaahh
Marjona Jamoldinova (17 days ago)
I had a blast this is rlly cool video 😗😗😁😁😁
hayat * (17 days ago)
Ar ya down wth th cold
Jazmine Jewels (18 days ago)
Some more slang 1. Lit (something is cool) 2. I haven't seen you in a minute (or brick) 3. Siced (either someone did something that was exaggerated so you could say "you siced it" or if someone gives you something good like a gift "I'm siced" 4. Shook (something shocking happened 5. That blows ( something bad happened that you weren't expecting) 6. Killing my vibe (someone/something ticks you off and it destroys your mood) 7. Bae ( another form of baby or babe but used more among younger americans) 8. You had one job (say this if someone messes up or doesn't do a task assigned to them)
Nikee N (19 days ago)
Thanks for this vid u doing a great job keep it 👏
Here so many Americans lol😂
Oma Mossang (21 days ago)
It will be more better if u make sentences of each words.
Ana Moforis (21 days ago)
Also know for all you non Americans that we use tight like “yah we tight” meaning we’re close or good friends
Ana Moforis (21 days ago)
I’ve never used by the skin of my teeth and I’m the biggest American in America
Corneliu Sarbu (22 days ago)
what is the meaning of "razu-dazu" saying of Richard Gere in the musical "Chicago" ? I couldn't find it in any dictionary. Thank you!
shubham kulkarni (22 days ago)
Marina I definitely had a blast watching this video😅🌻
Maddie_ Unicorn (23 days ago)
Tbh we don’t use these phrases a lot.
October Love (23 days ago)
I’m American & we also use “tight” to describe a close bond. For example: “they’re really tight.” We also say “crash” to describe how tired we are. For what: “I’m gonna go home and crash.”
Amazing - i love you marina
Ab Chaudhary (25 days ago)
plz get the sentences on the screen ...in written form....i will be easy to understand ....
Novia Narirati (25 days ago)
Wow.. Your pronunciation is amazing.. I really can understand what you said, and its sweet yeah.. I really enjoy your video.
Shane B (25 days ago)
Jesus wooden Christ...
Aqib Zama (25 days ago)
Hi lingumarina oh my god. I have a blas after watching this video.
Chris Reyes (25 days ago)
you forgot bruh, its lit, bum , skrrrrt, MOMMA!(migos),
Ahsan Sayeed (26 days ago)
Just loving... your videos... Very clear
Cristhian Alfonzo (26 days ago)
Thanks for your videos, they have been very useful for my, I'm studying English since January, and I love your videos
Andy Galindo (26 days ago)
Your a babe. And I mean that because your smart and beautiful and I see you as my teacher and nothing else.
nigar kazanci (26 days ago)
Do you have videos in spanish?I couldnt find your youtube russian chanel
MEGHA Maity (27 days ago)
Epic blast❤😂
M.J. Drifter (27 days ago)
OMG. Are you sure you are Russian ? You speak better English than me...and I AM ENGLISH. Mind you I do speak proper English , just like wot the Queen do lol
Mohamed El Idrissi (28 days ago)
thanks for your advice
BIBEKRANJAN MAJHI (29 days ago)
Marina. ...this vid is blast
Rachel Soppitt (1 month ago)
Wow i wish i could speak like you your so so so cute
spartin cobra (1 month ago)
Wft how can you find babe offensive?
harry suyana (1 month ago)
give me the buck, seriously? haha
Keiddy M Euceda (1 month ago)
This video was so useful for me . Now you have a new subscriber!!
BloodLess 400 (1 month ago)
I just noticed lol her Eye brows are uneven lmfao...that Left eye brow though ahha
WIDY MCGINNIS (1 month ago)
Thanks Marina. Very clear, very easy-to-understand English. My students will surely find your video useful.
Jadan Vang (1 month ago)
Bail?....I say “dip”
Kennedi white (1 month ago)
Tight in American English slang can also be used to describe something that is awesome. Your channel is tight
Akram Alnasri (1 month ago)
Why r u keep confusing about " coach & couch "?
I had a blast
J Ignatius (1 month ago)
I can imagine how difficult it is for people from other countries to understand American English. We use so many slang words and quirky sayings in conversational speech. Especially in the state of Maine where I'm from.
Esteban Loayza (1 month ago)
Thank you for your videos. I am learning eanglish and what you do is very useful. Regards from Ecuador
Morgan Falcone (1 month ago)
Tight, also used as cool, so when my buddy brings something cool over I like I'll say that's tight bro!
Venkat Ramanan (1 month ago)
I did the notes
Annisa Septiany (1 month ago)
i love the way marina speaking for sure
Oscar Hernandez (1 month ago)
OMG thank you Marina, I'm Spanish speaker and I'm learning English, this video is very useful for me... "I HAD A BLAST" I won't never forget this Slang..😆
Salah Salah (1 month ago)
I had a blast watching this
Harini chinnu (1 month ago)
Most helpfull video😇
Farid N (1 month ago)
Hey, "give someone the cold shoulder" not a cold...
En Ka (1 month ago)
How do you search for the specific word in the subtitle?
Naf Nafiz (1 month ago)
Who is totally jealous dislikes this video.
Niken Safitri (1 month ago)
i really thanks for this video, im very interested watching this video
Alexis Perkins (1 month ago)
One more! "By the skin of your teeth" means very narrowly, or just barely. As in, you took a test, you were within a point of failing, but you got that last point, so you passed "by the skin of your teeth."
Alexis Perkins (1 month ago)
You are correct about the term blue meaning sad, but the video example you used is incorrect in context. The guy yelling "how's that feel, Blue?" is talking to the referee of the game being played. In American slang, baseball umpires are all nicknamed "blue" because pro baseball umpires are typically in blue uniforms. (even though the game they are playing in the video is football..."blue" is really an exclusive baseball term)
akshay Mishra (1 month ago)
omg..i have a blast
Eduardo Matias Cardozo (1 month ago)
For real= really?
Sevgi Yldrm (1 month ago)
I had really blast thx for cool video!😛🖤
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Alif Agung P (1 month ago)
Hey marina, I enjoy your videos for real, but I have one suggestion, I think it would be better if you add some example sentence and make it as 'screen text' for each slang words/idioms that you explain, perhaps it will more be helpful for some of your viewers. Thanks 🙏
Madhav Rao (1 month ago)
You’re beautiful .
Million Thought (1 month ago)
just by skin of my teeth
Million Thought (1 month ago)
i am gonna bell feeling blue a buck
TAHIR HUSSAIN (1 month ago)
Hii new AZ h cert
Brotha Macky (1 month ago)
Hi ma'am liguana marina I like your accent you are so smart
angelic9889 (1 month ago)
I'd love to help you work on an updated list. Some of your slang was slightly incorrect. Others very accurate but are a bit outdated and rarely used.
Melayu Thai (1 month ago)
I love ur purely smile :))
Slim BoyFat (1 month ago)
As well as using "screw up " as a verb it can also be used like a noun. Johnny can't do anything right.He's a total screw up! All the flights have been canceled and I need to get home.What a screw up!
Rohit kumar (1 month ago)
Your beauty is god level. I want to be your lover and lucky boy
Ahmadreza Karjoo (1 month ago)
Marina, I had a blast with your videos... thank you
Giovanny Ü Solis (1 month ago)
by the skin of you'r teeth= POR UN PELO DE RANAA
FURY GAMING (1 month ago)
Your slang words arnt even slang words there so obvious

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