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  • Hello.

  • This is Elliot from E.

  • T.

  • J.

  • English.

  • And welcome to another lesson.

  • So about a month ago, I made a video on I was teaching you some useful British English phrases on It had really good reaction.

  • So I thought today, why not do the same thing again?

  • I'm going to give you some mawr, some or useful phrases which you will hear a lot.

  • There's some slang terms in here on.

  • There's also some phrases.

  • So here's five for you will start with number one.

  • So number one is peckish.

  • Now, this you might have heard before.

  • We say a lot in England on it means to be slightly hungry.

  • Not really hungry, just slightly hungry.

  • So I could say to you, I'm feeling a little bit peckish.

  • Do you have any chocolate, for example on That just means I'm feeling a little bit hungry.

  • Do you have some chocolate?

  • Do you have you know, anything?

  • Any kind of food?

  • Eso if you're a little bit hungry.

  • Not starving, but just hungry.

  • You could say that you're feeling peckish.

  • Number two, we've got fortnight.

  • This is used a lot, especially in business English.

  • If I've ever got any business English students.

  • I will usually say this and teach them this word Fort Night, and it's a very common British slang term it Islam on, but it is used in a professional manner.

  • A lot of the time on basically a fortnight is two weeks.

  • It's a period off two weeks, so 14 days is a fortnight.

  • So let's say I'm going on a holiday for two weeks.

  • I could say I'm going on holiday for a fortnight or if I've taken some time off work, I could say I'm taking leave from my work for a fortnight.

  • I have a fortnight off work.

  • So fortnight that's another one for you.

  • And that is a British phrase.

  • If you said that in America wouldn't be quite the same, I don't think they really know what we're talking about.

  • Number three.

  • We've got skint.

  • This is a good word.

  • I enjoy hearing.

  • This word in England is not a good word.

  • It's not something you want to be saying yourself.

  • If you're skint, it basically means if you're skint, you're without money, you don't have money or you don't have very much money.

  • Let's say your friend has asked you out for dinner, you're going for a meal together or something.

  • You could say Sorry, I can't make it.

  • I can't come to dinner with you.

  • I'm absolutely skint.

  • And that would just mean I haven't got enough money to come out with you.

  • You could say I don't have enough money.

  • But if you want to sound more British, use a bit more kind of British lingo than you could say.

  • I'm skint.

  • So it's just one that I thought I would give you in case somebody says it to you.

  • Number four.

  • We've got cheeky.

  • I also like this word.

  • We use it a lot with kids, but it's not just something we say for kids.

  • If you're cheeky, then you're kind of doing something rude, but not really rude.

  • It's kind of charming at the same time.

  • Kind of interestingly, intriguingly rude or naughty, we might say So.

  • For example, let's say, let's say, without a kid, a kid is always cheeky, they might say a comment, which is rude but is sweet at the same time.

  • But I'm going to give you one in an adult situation.

  • Let's say I've got a friend on this friend is very rich.

  • He's got lots of money, I wish, but he's got lots of money, and I could say to him, You've got loads of money.

  • It wouldn't hurt you just to give me maybe a few pounds on.

  • That's a cheeky comment.

  • That's me saying why you've got loads of money.

  • Why can't you give me some?

  • It's just a cheeky comment and he might reply and say, Don't be so cheeky or he might just say That's cheeky.

  • And that's just how we would use the word cheeky.

  • It's quite a common one.

  • Like I said, especially with kids.

  • They're full of cheeky comments.

  • Number five is fancy now.

  • There's a lot of different ways we use the word fancy.

  • When I was preparing this lesson and I thought about the word fancy, first thing I thought about was, when you fancy someone, if you are a boy or a girl and you fancy someone say you say to them, I fancy you, that would mean that you find them attractive.

  • Maybe you like them.

  • It's something used more by younger people, but you might hear it in movies.

  • You might hear it in different situations but I wouldn't worry about using it in this way.

  • But you could also use the word fancy by saying Fancy a drink.

  • Let's say that I was inviting a friend out to go for a drink, maybe for a beer.

  • Let's say we're going to go to the pub and drink some beer.

  • I could say, Do you fancy a beer on?

  • That's just like saying, Do you want to come out with me and grab a beer?

  • Have a beer to drink?

  • Also, let's say we have a menu at our table.

  • Were having a meal together?

  • I could say, What do you fancy?

  • Or does anything take your fancy on?

  • This is like saying, Is there anything you want from the menu?

  • Do you like the look of anything?

  • What are you going to buy?

  • What do you fancy?

  • So it's two different ways of using the word fancy on.

  • Something can also be fancy on.

  • That means it's quite posh, Quite cool.

  • For example, let's say I was wearing a smart suit, A really nice suit.

  • Nice watch, Cem rings.

  • I was looking quite rich and quite powerful.

  • Someone would say, Oh, you look fancy on That would mean, you know, you're looking smart.

  • You're looking rich and posh, so that's three different ways of using the word fancy.

  • So there you go.

  • There's another five.

  • It was highly demanded by all of you that I made another video like this on if you enjoyed it, please tell me in the comments section below and I'll make more.

  • I'll keep making these British English videos if you're really enjoyment.

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  • Next, when I have the time, I try and reply toe all of your comments.

  • So that's it for today's video.

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  • Hopefully, I will speak to some of you soon on.

  • I will see you all in the next lesson.

  • Thank you for watching.

  • Bye.

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British Slang & Expressions - Part 2

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/31
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