Cũng giống như tiếng Việt sẽ có những “từ lóng” hay từ địa phương đặc trưng cho từng vùng miền và thường được sử dụng trong văn nói và tiếng Anh cũng vậy, khi bạn giao tiếp với người bản xứ hoặc bạn đặt chân tới nước ngoài sử dụng tiếng Anh dù trình độ bạn có giỏi tiếng Anh đến đâu tại Việt Nam nhưng bạn cũng sẽ chỉ nghe và hiểu được 30% – 50% nội dụng người bản xứ nói, bởi họ sử dụng khá nhiều “từ lóng” mà nếu bạn chưa từng nghe và chưa biết đến chắc hẳn bạn sẽ không hiểu gì?
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Ở đây mình sẽ giới thiệu đến các bạn 27 từ lóng tiếng Anh mà mình tổng hợp lại mà đa phần người Anh và Mỹ đều sử dụng trong các cuộc nói chuyện tiếng Anh giao tiếp của mình. Bạn muốn giao tiếp tiếng Anh tốt thì cần bổ sung cho mình những từ lóng này ngay nhé!
Something that is unbelievably cool or brilliant
- I love this party, it’s just unreal!
This means respect, recognition
- I know he failed the test, but you’ve got to give him props for
Another word for respect, recognition
- Kudos fororganising this party. It’s brilliant!
The main point
- The bottom lineis we just don’t have enough money to make it work.
When a person disrespects someone else
This means to study hardin a very short period of time
- I was so busy with my family before the exam, that I only had three days tocram in all the revision work!
Can be used when someone does something particularly impressive
- I published my first book last year, and I’ve already started working on the sequel!
- Nice one!You’re doing really well.
An exclamation of surprise
- I went shopping today! (comes in with lots of bags)
- Crikey!Have you spent all of our savings??!!
Something that is expensive
- I avoid going shopping into the town centre nowadays, everything is sodear!
This is when someone procrastinates, or wastes time wondering around
- Come on we have to go now. Stopfaffing around, we’re going to be late!
- Stop dissing herbehind her back. Show some respect!
To really like something
- Hey, I dig your new style. Where did you buy that T-shirt?
BOB’S YOUR UNCLE
This is a well-used phrase in the UK. It is added to the end of sentences, and means something like and that’s it!
- How did you make this cake? It’s delicious!
- Well, I just mixed in the batter thoroughly, poured it into a cake pan, baked it for 30 minutesand Bob’s your uncle!
When you ask someone to move and make space for you
- I want to sit down too, could you budge up a little please?
This means amazed (your gob is your mouth, and if you smack your gob, it would be out of amazement!)
- I can’t believe I passed that exam! I thought I was going to fail, I’m completelygobsmacked!
When you spend far too much money
- I wanted to give Sarah a special treat for her birthday, so Isplashed out on a very romantic weekend away.
- Ace! I just got a promotion at work!
- Robertaced his physics exam!
This means ‘hello, how are you?’
- All right?
- Good thanks, youall right?
FULL OF BEANS
This means to have loads of energy
- All the children were full of beans at the party today. I couldn’t get any of them to sit still!
Something that is really obvious
- She’s blatantlyvery annoyed, everyone can see it apart from you.
This means friend, chum, pal, or buddy.
- I’m going to the cinema with mymates
NOT MY CUP OF TEA
This is a common saying which means that something is not to your liking.
- I don’t really like this sort of music. It’s justnot my cup of tea.
- PEAR SHAPED
This means something has become a disaster
- I was trying to organise a surprise birthday party for her, but it’s all gone pear-shaped!
PIECE OF CAKE
When someone is boasting or they think something is extremely easy to do, they would use this
- What did you think of the exam? I thought it was really difficult.
- No, it was a piece of cake!
This is an exclamation of surprise
- Blimey, look at all this mess here! I’d only left the house for an hour, and look what you’ve done!
There are two ways of using this expression‘tobotch something up’ or ‘to do a botch job’. They both mean that the work done was not of a high standard, or was clumsy workmanship
- The builder did a terrible job on the roof. He just botched it up, and it still leaks every time it rains!
Used when drinking with friends to salute or make a toast (raise your glasses and clink them together)
- Cheerseveryone! Happy birthday to John!
This means something is terrific, brilliant
- I had a smashingtime on holiday, it was so much fun!
This is another name for Murphy’s Law– whatever can go wrong, will go wrong
- I wore my pretty new dress, because it was a sunny day, but as soon as I stepped out of the house, it started raining, and I got completely soaked!
- Sod’s Law!
Trên đây là 27 từ lóng tiếng Anh muốn chia sẻ cho các bạn đang học tiếng Anh giao tiếp có thể bổ sung thêm cho mình kiến thức cần thiết nhất. Chúc các bạn tự tin nói tiếng Anh lưu loát nhé!
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