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Slangs cover almost 20 to 30 percent of native informal conversations. It is for this reason they should never be ignored in English learning process as they might void an important aspect of your informal conversation. In case you don’t know what they are and how to use them, make sure you check out the first part of this article where I talked about slangs in detail and when to use them- 10 slangs you should know.
Since they are so important, it kind of struck my mind to write the second part of it.
After all, they are so important.
So without further ado, let get down to the business and see some of the more commonly used slang in spoken English:
10 Slang words you should start using- Part 2
Meaning: Something bad that is really obvious and intentional.
- The workers were suffering from a blatant discrimination of wages.
- Everything he says is a blatant lie.
Meaning: It is just another way of saying terrific or brilliant.
- We had a smashing day at Water Park today.
- Everyone had a smashing time on his birthday party, it was so much fun!
Slang- faff around
Meaning: to spend time doing things that are not important instead of the thing that you should be doing.
- It’s better if you stop faffing around and so something productive.
- If you faff around like this, you will fail again.
Meaning: it is just another slang word for food.
- I think we should get some grub before we start off the next project.
- I am staving, let’s get some grub.
Slang- splash out
Meaning: It means to spend money freely on things that are not so necessary.
- He splashed out $50000 on his birthday party.
- They splashed out more than 70 thousand bucks for a little renovation of their room.
Meaning- Another term for friend, pal or buddy.
- I called up all my mates for a surprise party.
- We all mates had a blast at the theater today.
Meaning- used as an expression of good wishes on parting; goodbye.
- I gotta go now, see you tomorrow. Cheerio!
- Cheerio! Have a nice weekend!
Meaning- To be extremely tired or exhausted.
- All were completely zonked after the party.
- We were all zonked after the annual fest.
Slang- Feel blue
Meaning: To feel sad or depressed.
- He was feeling blue after the fight.
- You seem that are feeling blue. Is everything all right?
Slang- hang out
Meaning: To casually gather together or spend time with someone in a social manner.
- My brother stopped me from hanging out with those boys.
- How about we all friends hang out this weekend?
How many of them were new to you?
I hope you would have liked the second part of this slang series.
Make sure you go through this article once again and take the quiz to analyse how far you have reached in improving your informal vocabulary. I will keep updating them from time to time in case you want more, but make sure you learn these all off by heart so they become your second nature.
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