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  • I'm so tired!

  • I'm just completely exhausted!

  • I didn't sleep well last night at all.

  • You know, there's actually a lot of different ways in American English to say

  • "I'm tired.”

  • Today we're going to go over 23 different things to say instead of this phrase.

  • Let's up your creativity and expand your vocabulary in speaking English.

  • Now even though I'm really tired, I think I should probably head to the studio to make

  • this video.

  • Let's go.

  • Okay here we are.

  • So one of them, I already said and it's exhausted.

  • You have absolutely no energy.

  • I've heard that a lot of people after they're getting the Corona virus vaccine end up feeling

  • completely exhausted the next day.

  • Next we have "drained'.

  • I love this one because you can think of water or something draining out of a sink, going

  • down the drain, there's nothing left and this is what happens with your energy throughout

  • the day, you're working hard, you're going, going, going.

  • And at the end of the day, you're so tired, you're just drained.

  • The next one, “I'm beat.”

  • Let's say you just played in a basketball game and some of your friends are going out

  • to get pizza and they invite you to go along.

  • But man!

  • You really played hard in that game.

  • You just don't have energy, you're so tired.

  • You might just say “I'm beat, I'm just going to go home.”

  • The next one is kind of funny!

  • It's “pooped.”

  • Poop?

  • Pooped?

  • Where does this even come from?

  • But it's just another way to say “I'm really tired”, “I'm exhausted”.

  • Man!

  • Today, I just feelpooped!”

  • A lot of the phrases we'll go over today have a word with an ED ending and in this

  • particular word the ED ending is pronounced as a T. Pooped.

  • I'm pooped!

  • The next one, "Wiped out."

  • It's sort of like drain, your energy has just been completely wiped out of your body, you

  • have nothing left.

  • You're so, so tired.

  • You know that's really how I'm feeling today.

  • I'm just wiped out!

  • Again, the ED ending here is a T. Wiped.

  • Wiped out.

  • The next one isworn out."

  • You know, not just people but things can be worn out.

  • I'm thinking of Stoney's shoes.

  • Stoney is my five-year old son and he has this pair of shoes that are sort of a rubbery,

  • plasticky material.

  • And it really looks like they're worn out.

  • There are some places where it seems like there's hardly any rubber left.

  • And it makes sense.

  • He's constantly running around on them,

  • on the asphalt, on streets, sidewalks, in playgrounds, I get it.

  • Actually, Stoney's shoes are fine but Sawyer's are little worn out.

  • Okay, let's look and see if it's getting worn out.

  • Oh yeah, see there?

  • Where?

  • Right there on the tip it's getting worn out.

  • The soles all gone.

  • Goodness.

  • Uhhh.

  • You'll need some new shoes soon, won't you?

  • Speaking of worn out, sometimes when I'm playing with Stoney, doing all of that running

  • around, I end up feeling pretty worn out.

  • Speaking of running,

  • The next one isrun down.”

  • This is like you're just tired.

  • I feel like when we're really run down from working too hard for a month or something

  • that our body's are sort of more susceptible to getting sick.

  • Have you ever noticed that?

  • If you're really worn down from overwork, stress, a stressful family or life situation

  • that you get sick?

  • I really hate that.

  • I hope you're not feeling at all run down.

  • The next one isfried.”

  • ED ending, the D makes the D sound fried and it's just like what it looks like, what

  • you think it would be.

  • Fried like after long day of meetings.

  • Can you imagine you've done all that thinking and now your brain is just fried.

  • I could also see saying this after a long day of studying or test-taking, your body

  • or your mind, you're just fried.

  • The next one isspent.”

  • Think of spending money.

  • Once it's spent you have none left.

  • And we use this to refer to energy.

  • If you're spent, you don't have any energy left.

  • This makes me think of this one time in college.

  • I was taking a Physics class.

  • And I had a really big lab due the next day and I hadn't known, I have completely forgotten.

  • So I had to pull an all-nighter.

  • That means stay up all night working on something.

  • I pulled an all-nighter, I didn't sleep at all, I got the lab done but that next day,

  • I was completely spent.

  • Now we're going to go over two: Sleepy and Drowsy.

  • Do you remember the dwarf Sleepy from Snow White?

  • This refer to lack of sleep and being tired in that way, really needing to fall asleep.

  • It's a little bit different than some of the other ones that we've talked about that

  • are more like tired from energy leaving the body.

  • Sleepy.

  • Drowsy.

  • When I think of this, I think of one time in college, I went to go see the Chicago Symphony

  • Orchestra right after lunch and it was a really good performance but I was just kind of tired!

  • And as I said, I just eaten lunch, it was a big meal, I remember it was Thai and

  • it was so good.

  • And you know what?

  • As I sat there listening this beautiful music, I started to feel kind of sleepy, drowsy,

  • and you know what I did?

  • I nodded off.

  • If you nod off, that's like when you fall asleep without necessarily meaning to.

  • Next the wordfatigued.”

  • ED ending making a D here.

  • This usually relates to the body and again it's just when you have absolutely no energy

  • but it can also refer to the mind like after a long day of test-taking or other hard mental

  • work.

  • When I think of the word fatigued, I think of when I was pregnant with Stoney.

  • For the first four months, I was so fatigued, some days I literally didn't get

  • out of bed, I worked on my laptop in bed, I had no energy, I was completely drained.

  • Extremely fatigued.

  • Next we havesapped.”

  • ED ending makes a T here.

  • This comes from a word in old Italian that means to dig away around the foundation of

  • a building to make it weak.

  • When I think of being sapped, I think of a time David and I as adults went to Disney

  • together.

  • And we went for 8 hours, we got in at 4, we stayed until midnight and we walked the entire

  • time.

  • And I just remember walking back to our hotel, my feet hurt so bad, my body was so, so tired.

  • I was completely sapped.

  • Next, “I'm bushed.”

  • A bush or a shrug but in this case and again means to be really tired.

  • Let's come up with a sample sentence that relates to a bush.

  • Let's say you've spent all day weeding your garden, pruning bushes and that kind

  • of thing, can't you imagine? You'd be really tired.

  • You would be really bushed.

  • The next one is a British bonus!

  • Because we don't use it in American English.

  • I've never heard it used.

  • But I know it's fairly common in British English and it's “knackered.”

  • Again, the ED ending makes a D sound and it means tired, exhausted.

  • I'm knackered!

  • The next one isdog tired.”

  • Are dogs tired?

  • I guess so.

  • I guess like a really old dog might be tired.

  • Or a dog who's been running around all day but this is just another way of saying

  • very tired.

  • You're just not tired.

  • You're dog tired.

  • It's almost like you need to go to sleep right away.

  • The next one istaxed.”

  • ED ending is a T here.

  • If you're taxed, you've really spent a lot of what you have.

  • Energy, resources, you're really stretched thin, you don't have much left.

  • Let's say it's after work and some friends are going out for a drink.

  • They might say "Rachel do you want to join?"

  • But I'm feeling so stressed out, low on energy, I might just say, “No guys, I'm

  • sorry I'm really taxed.

  • I'm just going to go home and rest.”

  • The next one is the phrase something really to it out of me.

  • For example, I was at the beach last week with Stoney and Sawyer.

  • Sand, sun, salet, lots of running around, heat.

  • You know, that makes me really tired.

  • The beach just kind of took it out of me.

  • Next is the wordfrazzled.”

  • You've been working really hard on a project and maybe it hasn't gone that well and you're

  • just frazzled.

  • You're almost running out of things to try, you're really tired, you're exhausted

  • by the project.

  • Let's come up with a scene.

  • We're at work and we're going to ask a co-worker to join our team and help us with

  • a project and someone saysHey, should we ask Sarah?”

  • I might say, “You know what?

  • She's been frazzled with her other projects, I think maybe we should ask someone else.”

  • Next the wordtuckered out.”

  • Ed ending here makes a D. It's the end of the day, you've been working so hard, you're

  • just so tired, you don't have much energy left.

  • You know, this is sort of how my boys go through life.

  • They run, run, run, they spent so much energy and then at about 7PM, they start to

  • get a little bit grumpy and they are just tuckered out.

  • They want to be tucked into bed.

  • Next the wordburned out.”

  • This happens when you get really tired and worn down from doing too much work on one

  • thing.

  • You know, some Youtubers try to post so frequently and it takes so much energy to make one video

  • that they really hit burnout after years of doing it, they just can't do it anymore.

  • It's really having a negative impact on their health.

  • That's actually one of the reasons why I only make one video a week.

  • I want to make sure to avoid burnout.

  • I've been doing this for 13 years and I don't want to stop.

  • Next, "dead on my feet" ordead tired.”

  • Dead tired, that's sort of like dog tired, it's another level, a higher level of tired,

  • of being worn out.

  • My cousin's a nurse.

  • And after she works several days, long shifts to the hospital, she is just dead tired.

  • Next, “done in.”

  • You just can't do anymore.

  • For example, let's say it's a Saturday.

  • We've had the boys all day, we're trying to entertain them, keep them happy but also

  • get stuff done on the house, do our chores, dinner comes around and you know what?

  • We're done in.

  • We're so tired we don't even make dinner, we decided to order delivery!

  • So we call up Han Dynasty.

  • By the way, if you're ever in Philadelphia, you should absolutely go to Han Dynasty and

  • get the double-cooked fish, it's to die for.

  • Our last one.

  • It's actually funny that it's the last one because it's finished, done, donzo.

  • So donzo is slang and I've seen a couple of different spellings on it but all three

  • of these things mean the same thing.

  • There's no more, you have nothing left to give, you're just finished, you're just

  • donzo.

  • Let's come up with an example.

  • Let's say there's somebody and it's New Year's Eve and he's out all night

  • partying, doing all the things and he wakes up the next day with a horrible hangover.

  • And his friends say, “Hey!

  • Do you want to go get breakfast?” and he says, “No way.

  • I am donzo.”

  • Aren't these phrases fun?

  • There are so many different ways to express being tired as in sleepy or tired as in physically

  • tired, lacking energy maybe from running around all day, running errands or from working so

  • hard.

  • And there are so many things in life that wear us out.

  • So it's great to have a whole bunch of phrases to use to express all of these different feelings

  • and states that you may find yourself in.

  • Now, even though we're done, we are finished.

  • You don't have to be finished.

  • You can keep your learning going right now with this video.

  • Also please, don't forget to subscribe with notifications.

  • I make new videos here on my Youtube channel every Tuesday and I love to see you back.

  • That's it and thanks so much for using Rachel's English.

I'm so tired!

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