Every now and then, I like to teach my students slang. Not only because it’s fun, but also because it’s useful if you ever travel abroad or watch movies in English. Here is some common slang phrases that are popular in the US today.
«What’s up?» — this phrase is nothing new. This has been around since the 80s, or maybe even earlier. I’m including it on this list because many student don’t know how to properly answer this question. «What’s up» isn’t the same as «How are you?». It’s more like «What have you been doing recently?», or «What is going on?». When someone asks you «What’s up?», don’t say «I’m fine, thank you. And you?»
«What’s good?» — this is the more modern form of «What’s up?» This is almost completely the same as what’s up, and can be used interchangeably.
«Let’s get this bread.» — if I were to simply this phrase in common English, it would be something like, «Let’s earn money.» In the US, bread is quite expensive, unlike in Russia. So saying «Let’s get this bread,» is like saying «Let’s make enough money to afford expensive, fresh bread from the bakery.»
I hope you’ve enjoyed learning some new, informal slang phrases!
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