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  • - Hello everyone and welcome back to English with Lucy.

  • You might remember that a couple of weeks ago

  • I uploaded a video about happy related expressions.

  • Expressions and idioms related to happiness.

  • Well, I was thinking the other day it's great to be happy

  • and positive, but it's also really, really important to know

  • how to express yourself when you're angry or annoyed.

  • Getting angry or annoyed is human nature

  • and we need to know how to express ourselves,

  • so I'm taking care of that today.

  • Let's get started.

  • Now I'm sure many of you will know the typical,

  • more basic ones like angry, cross, mad.

  • But, today I want to share with you

  • more alternative vocabulary, more advanced vocabulary,

  • and some idioms and some expressions that you can use.

  • So this video is going to help you express yourself,

  • it's going to help you with your speaking.

  • It's also going to help you with your listening

  • so that you can understand natives when they speak to you.

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  • native speakers getting angry with you.

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  • Right, let's get started with the lesson.

  • Just a quick warning, a couple of the words that I'm going

  • to talk about could offend some people,

  • or maybe you don't want your children knowing them.

  • No swear words but if you're around children, headphones in.

  • And if you are easily offended

  • then you can find another video.

  • You've been warned.

  • The first bit of new vocabulary

  • that I'm going to share with you

  • is actually a phrasal verb and this is to piss off.

  • And you can also be pissed off.

  • And it means to make angry or to annoy.

  • So I could say, I felt really pissed off

  • when I saw that somebody had scratched my car.

  • Or I think I really pissed my teacher off

  • when I didn't hand in my homework on time.

  • Just so you know, that word, to piss off,

  • piss on its own is actually a vulgar word for

  • to urinate, so it's not respectful.

  • So around friends, very informal situations.

  • But, it's important you understand it.

  • The next one is another phrasal verb and this is

  • to rile somebody up, to rile one up.

  • And again it means to make somebody angry,

  • to push them until they maybe explode or lose their temper.

  • So to rile up or to rile somebody up is to make them angry.

  • So I could say, somebody's been picking on me for a while

  • and they're really riling me up,

  • I feel like I'm going to lose my temper.

  • OK, the next words all go with the verb to be.

  • So these are all ways to say to be angry, or to be annoyed.

  • So the first one, to be livid.

  • Livid just means really, really, really angry.

  • Then we have to be fuming.

  • Again, similar to livid, really, really angry.

  • Then we have to be seething.

  • If you seethe you are just so angry.

  • Then we have a couple that aren't as strong.

  • We have to be irked.

  • That's annoyed and just ever so slightly pissed off.

  • And we also have miffed.

  • If somebody does something that makes you go oh,

  • then you could say you feel a bit miffed.

  • And now I have some idioms for you, some expressions

  • that we like to use to express annoyance or anger.

  • The first one is to rub somebody up the wrong way,

  • or also to rub somebody the wrong way, the up is optional.

  • And to rub somebody the wrong way, think about it this way,

  • you can stroke a cat the right way

  • or you can stroke them the wrong way and it annoys them.

  • Well, this is exactly the same for people.

  • If you rub somebody up the wrong way, you are treating them

  • in a way that might make them angry or annoyed.

  • That really rubbed me up the wrong way,

  • that really annoyed me.

  • The next one, to be at the end of one's tether.

  • So if I say I'm at the end of my tether,

  • it means I am this close to losing to losing my temper.

  • To getting really, really angry.

  • You've really offended me, you've really annoyed me,

  • I'm this close to really exploding.

  • Another very similar one is the last straw.

  • So the last straw is that final thing in a collection

  • of many little things that have annoyed you,

  • but that one thing it's the last straw,

  • it's the thing that makes you lose your temper.

  • So I could say I had a terrible day

  • but my running training being cancelled was the last straw.

  • I just, pff, screw it, was really angry.

  • The next two are about losing your temper.

  • And obviously if you lose your temper it means (snaps)

  • that's it, you are angry, you are shouting,

  • you get maybe a bit aggressive.

  • So one way of saying to lose one's

  • temper is to lose one's rag.

  • So rag replaces temper in this case.

  • So if somebody lost their rag it means they

  • exploded in a fit of anger.

  • And another option is to fly off the handle.

  • Again to lose one's rag, to fly off the handle,

  • to lose one's temper.

  • So I've got some homework for you.

  • I would like you to write in the comments section

  • something that made you angry or annoyed recently,

  • if you want to share it of course.

  • I think it will be really interesting.

  • Normally I'm all about spreading positivity

  • but I don't know, today I want to spread

  • the annoyance and the anger. (laughs)

  • So that's it for today's lesson.

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  • And I will see you for another lesson very, very soon.

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B1 UK angry annoyed temper rag lose pissed

10 ADVANCED ways to say ANGRY or ANNOYED | Advanced English Vocabulary*

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    許大善 posted on 2018/04/30
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