7 incredibly British slang words and phrases!
The British have a lot of unique slang, so let’s crack on and learn some.
Learning a language in the classroom is all very well and good but you don’t really begin to experience the language until you know THE SLANG.
Nowhere is this more true than in Britain, where SLANG IS VERY COMMON!
1.to be chuffed to bits – to be very happy, very pleased about something.
I was chuffed to bits to learn I had passed the exam.
I’m chuffed to bits today because my mum bought me a new book.
2. codswallop – it refers to ideas and beliefs that you you believe to be silly or untrue.
I’ve never heard such a load of old codswallop in my life.
3. dodgy – it means dishonest and untrustworthy.
I bought this iPhone in the market but it seems a bit dodgy.
Don’t speak to this woman! She seems really dodgy.
4. a kerfuffle – it’s a fuss, argument or unnecessary excitement about something.
There was a bit of a kerfuffle as passengers tried toget on and off the train.
There was a real kerfuffle when someone tried to jump the queue.
5. lush – it means very attractive and pleasant.
This apple pie looks lush.
Linda’s lush garden is full of flowers and vegetables.
6. comfy – it means comfortable.
Oh my bed is so comfy in the hotel.
These slippers aren’t as comfy as my old ones.
7.to take the mickey/mick – to make someone believe something that is not true.
Are you taking the mick? – I’m not going to drive you to the airport.
Mam nadzieję, że powyższa lista będzie dla Was pomocna 🙂 Mowa potoczna towarzyszy nam na co dzień, więc uważam, że warto wzbogacać swoje słownictwo o miejski slang i wyrażenia kolokwialne.