Youth slang - the most dynamic, emotionally rich, bright component of the vocabulary of English language. How to learn to understand and use slang in your speech? If you come to the UK to study or work, and therefore, the period of your stay in the country will not be limited to a few days or weeks of tourist leave, and the circle of communication will consist not only of friends who came with you and the employees of the hotel in which you stayed, you will have to face some barrier in communication. Popular phrases for communication in the hotel may not be enough for full communication. Even if you studied English online and communicated with anative speaker, you cannot always easily and simply enter the process of communicating abroad. In case if you speak English at a good level, you may be troubled by some speech turns and phrases. Most often, these phrases refer to slang.
This is not surprising: youth slang is the most dynamic, emotionally rich and bright component of the vocabulary of the English language. You can only have good slang if you live in the UK (or another country with an English-speaking population). By the way, we must remember that each country has its own youth slang.
Let's get acquainted with the most popular slang revolutions.
Youth British slang - the most popular words and phrases
Phrases of politeness:
AL right? Hello, How are you? – A phrase you can use as a greeting phrase
Hiya or Hey up – an informal greeting that is popular in the north of England
What about ye? – How are you?
Howay - Let's go! The phrase is popular in the north-east of England, often used as an alternative to Lets go or Come on
Ta Thank you – an abbreviated version of expressing gratitude
Cheers - is a phrase that is usually uttered by raising glasses. But, at the same time, it can mean the usual Thank You.
See you - See you! One of the options for saying goodbye.
Slang words refer to family ties
Bairn- is a baby or a small child. The word is common in Scotland
Lass or Lassie – girl
Blok or Chap – male
Mate or Pal – friend
Slang words for dating, parties, flirting
Do, Bash or Get together – party
Knees up – a term for a party
Mosh-pit-is a place next to the stage where the brightest and most active fans of the performers gather
Dance off - the moment when people compete in the art of dance on the dance floor
Chat up – flirting
Snog – passionate kissing
Chin wag – chatting or gossiping with friends
Sleep like a log – sleep like killed
Slang names of food and drink
Butty or Buttie– sandwich
Cuppa or Brew – cup of tea
Tea – can mean both -a cup of tea and dinner
Greasy spoon - is an institution that serves unhealthy food
Chippy – fish or fish shop
Spuds – potatoes
And the last... Newest in Slang
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