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  • Hi Bob the Canadian here.

  • Sometimes you're just not having a great day.

  • You're having a bad day.

  • And in this video I'll help you learn some English words and phrases to describe to someone

  • that you're having a bad day.

  • Hi Bob the Canadian here.

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  • It is so awesome to have a good day.

  • It is so great to have a day where everything's just going well.

  • But every once in a while you have a bad day.

  • So let's take a look at some ways that you can describe having a bad day.

  • But before we get started I should mention that when you share with someone that you're

  • having a bad day, it's usually someone that you trust.

  • It's usually your spouse, maybe one of your children, or a really close friend.

  • I think in other languages as well as in English, we don't usually share with someone that

  • we're having a bad day unless we know them really, really well.

  • So how would you share with them that you're having a bad day.

  • Well one of the first ways you could share that you're having a bad day is to just

  • say, “I'm having a bad day today.”

  • And you'll need to describe a little bit more.

  • You'll need to describe why you're having a bad day.

  • So for example you could say, “I'm having a bad day today because I'm not feeling

  • well.”

  • Or, “I'm having a bad day today, because I just found out that someone in my family

  • is sick.”

  • Or, “I'm having a bad day today because I just got some bad news from someone.”

  • So, simplest thing to do, is just say, “I'm having a bad day today.”

  • You could also describe other things.

  • You could say, “I'm just feeling down.”

  • And in English when we say we're feeling down, it's the opposite of happy.

  • So if you were to say, “I'm just feeling a little bit down today.”

  • It basically means the same thing as saying, “I feel a little bit sad.”

  • Or, “I am feeling unhappy.”

  • “I'm feeling a little bit down today.”

  • So those are things that you would use to describe something that's happened, but

  • sometimes you're having a bad day because of something in the future, because of something

  • that's going to happen.

  • So you could be nervous.

  • You could be having a bad day because you're nervous.

  • So you could say, “I'm having a bad day today because I'm nervous about the test

  • I have to write tomorrow.”

  • Maybe you've signed up to write an English language test, and you're just nervous,

  • you're you're... all you can do is think about the test.

  • You can't stop thinking about the test.

  • So you could say to someone, “I'm having a bad day today, I'm so nervous I can't

  • stop thinking about my test tomorrow.”

  • In addition, you could say that you're feeling anxious.

  • When you feel anxious it's similar to feeling nervous.

  • You can't stop thinking about that thing so you could say, “I'm feeling anxious

  • today because I have a test tomorrow.”

  • Sometimes you're having a bad day because you're really, really angry about something.

  • We describe this in a couple of ways, you could say that you're having a bad day because

  • you're feeling agitated.

  • So agitated is a mood where if people make too much noise around you, or if people ask

  • you too many questions, you respond harshly.

  • Because you're not feeling calm, so the opposite of feeling calm and peaceful is to

  • feel agitated.

  • So you could say, and maybe you don't even know why, that you're having a bad day because

  • you're feeling agitated.

  • The other reason you could have a bad day is maybe you're feeling anxiety.

  • So anxiety is when you.. you're worrying about something too much, so maybe you don't

  • have enough food for tomorrow to feed your family, maybe you don't have enough money

  • to pay the rent, and you would be feeling anxiety, so that's a high level of what

  • we callstressin English.

  • You're feeling anxiety, you're feeling stress about your situation.

  • And then the last thing that I want to talk about, maybe you're having a bad day because

  • you're depressed.

  • And feeling depressed, we have mild depression, we describe it in English, but we also have

  • real depression.

  • Mild depression sometimes can be solved with just some exercise and some time outdoors,

  • that can help you make.. make you feel better.

  • But if you have real depression.

  • If you're really, really feeling down in a serious way, that's when we usually recommend

  • that you see a doctor.

  • Because a doctor might be able to help you with your depression.

  • Depression is a very serious, serious thing.

  • So if you're feeling, you're feeling down, you're feeling glum, and you're feeling

  • that for a number of days in a row, we might just describe that as depression.

  • And I'm not an expert, so don't use me as your, as your person to get advice from,

  • but certainly sometimes people have a bad day because they're feeling depressed.

  • Well that was a number of descriptions of a bad day, as you can see, it's quite possible

  • that I'm not having a great day.

  • Normally I would of had a video up Friday or Saturday, and I don't.

  • I'm just having a couple of bad days in a row.

  • I'm sure things will pick up.

  • It's super sunny right now behind me.

  • I'm outdoors so I think that it will be a great day, but I just had a few days where

  • I was really, really busy at work, and really, really busy at home.

  • And I would describe it as, I didn't have time to relax.

  • And when I don't have time to relax I have a bad day.

  • Well hopefully that helps you talk about your bad day.

  • Remember if you do talk about a bad day you should always share that information with

  • someone you trust.

  • We don't generally respond to people with, “I'm having a bad day.”

  • when they say, “How are you doing today?”

  • Usually we just say, “Good!” even if it's not good.

  • But if it's someone you trust, a spouse, a family member, good friend, you can share

  • with them why you're having the bad day.

  • Bob the Canadian here.

  • Learn English with Bob the Canadian.

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