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  • Hello, This is Elliot from E.

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  • English.

  • Today I'm going to be doing a little bit of a different lesson to what I've been doing recently on the YouTube channel on today's lesson is actually going to be about some British things.

  • I haven't really talked much about British things on this channel.

  • And considering I'm from England, Andi, I am British.

  • I thought it might be a good idea to teach you some MAWR British English related language.

  • So I've got a few phrases, a few slang words and a few just things which you would hear a lot in England.

  • Andi, other parts of the UK on they are really useful for you if you like to travel.

  • If you like British English, there could be all kinds of reasons why you might need to know these phrases.

  • But these are the most useful on the most commonly used British sayings on DFO raises.

  • So first up we have the most common phrase of all of them on this is simply just by saying all right, it basically means Hello, how are you?

  • It's our way, our little way of saying hi to each other in England.

  • If I see my parents or if I see one of my friends or even my girlfriend, I might just say all right, and that is just a way of saying hello.

  • If you said this to, let's say, an American person or somebody who doesn't know British English, this could be a little bit confusing for them on the reason why is because all right is usually a word we say when we ask someone, Are you all right on?

  • That is like saying, How are you?

  • Are you feeling OK?

  • Is something wrong?

  • If you said it to someone who lives outside of Britain and doesn't have that kind of British culture, they might not understand that you're trying to say hello, but it's really, really useful to know if you're coming to England or if you like the British language.

  • Now, a lot of you know this next one, and it's probably another one of the most common British phrases, and this is just the word.

  • Cheers.

  • Cheers is our word we use when we toast when we hit our glasses together.

  • When we have a drink, a lot of you know this one, and it's also a way of saying thank you.

  • So if somebody did me a favor, if somebody did something for me, let's say I asked someone to make me a cup of tea.

  • Please.

  • Of course, they go and make the tea.

  • They come back and bring the tea to me, I might say Cheers.

  • Just a way of saying thank you really easy.

  • Really simple word to learn on.

  • It will impress people when you use it, especially if you're not a native speaker.

  • Another obvious word we have is the word mate.

  • Now this is used in England.

  • This is used in Australia.

  • This is used in a few other places on It's simply just a way of saying my friend s so we could combine two of these words that we've learned already.

  • We could stay all right, May on.

  • That's like saying Hello, my friend.

  • How are you?

  • You can also say Cheers, mate.

  • And that's like saying thank you, my friend, So we can combine these words together as well, which is really good.

  • So those are the really kind of simple ones.

  • Now I'm going to go into ones which you may have not heard before, but they are used a lot, especially if you're in England.

  • So let's say somebody is talking to me.

  • But I'm not really understanding what they're talking about.

  • There may be talking about something which is a little bit too confusing for me, or I just don't really get what they're talking about.

  • I might say to them what you want about, that's what are you on about?

  • What it means is, What are you talking about?

  • I don't understand what you are talking about, what you want about now.

  • This word I recommend you use with probably friends only, or family or somebody close to you.

  • Andi, essentially, what this means is it's another way of telling someone to move up, make space for me.

  • So let's say I'm getting on a bus on.

  • The seats are very close together on the bus on.

  • My friend and I are getting on the bus together.

  • There's not much space.

  • It's quite cramped.

  • I would say to my friend, Can you budge up, please, or just budge up on?

  • This is just telling your friend to move up, move along the seat so I can sit down.

  • And so there's some space for me.

  • But I do recommend that you only use this with your friends, mainly because if you went and sat on a bus and there was someone taking up a lot of space and you told them toe budge up, they might take it offensively on.

  • You might end up getting thrown off the bus, So I would just be careful with who you use some of these phrases with, particularly that one in one of my recent videos.

  • I did say about how I was feeling very tired.

  • I said that I'm I'd stayed up late on day.

  • I wasn't really feeling very awake that day because I'd stayed up late on the reason why it was because I was knackered, knackered.

  • It has a funny spelling.

  • It doesn't really sound how it's spelled out.

  • But then, that's kind of what most of the English language seems to be like anyway.

  • But knackered.

  • This means I'm tired, but it means I'm really tired, you know, I need to sleep.

  • So if you say I'm knackered, this will score you loads of points with English speakers because they will be amazed that you know this word.

  • So When you're speaking with a British person on your feeling tired, tell them you're feeling knackered is a good one.

  • The next one is gutted on.

  • This is a good one.

  • I use this one a lot, really.

  • All it means is that you're quite annoyed or upset.

  • So let me put it in an example again, let's say you're really annoyed about something something's happened on.

  • It's really annoyed you on.

  • It's made you feel kind of down upset, not happy.

  • You would say I'm gutted.

  • You can say I'm gutted about that or I'm gutted to hear that.

  • Or you could just simply say, I've got it on.

  • It basically just means I'm really annoyed.

  • I'm really down on it.

  • Zanno eyeing Now, Finally, I'm not going to go into a British versus American words because I could go on for ages.

  • And there's so many people who have done videos about this.

  • If you want me to do a video about this, I can.

  • But I'm going to do one for you because this word has two meanings.

  • It has two meanings in British English on in American English, it means something.

  • It doesn't mean anything so the word is rubbish.

  • The waste, for example.

  • You've cooked something and you have some food left.

  • You throw it in the bin or the trash can, as Americans would say what we call it rubbish, any waste, anything that you give to the been people to take away.

  • We call this rubbish the rubbish bin, or you put something in the rubbish bin because that's where the rubbish goes.

  • That's one way of using the word rubbish.

  • Another way to use the word rubbish is by saying that something is really boring or bad or it's just not good.

  • So you could say, Oh, that was rubbish.

  • Let's say you've heard a new song on the radio and you really don't like the sold.

  • You could turn around and say to your friend, That was rubbish.

  • And that basically just means it was terrible on Obviously in America they might say something like that sucked.

  • So those are some useful English British English phrases for you.

  • If you have any questions, please leave me comments in the comments section below.

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  • Andi, I will see you in the next video.

  • Thank you very much for watching you a shy person.

  • Do you get nervous when it comes to talking to other people being around other people?

  • This is that something which I definitely have bean.

Hello, This is Elliot from E.

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