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Today´s post is about SPEAKING. Language is constantly changing, and here are some examples of new word meanings that you can bump into surfing social networks and Internet.
Social Media Slang
Social media has had a big impact on language, and you do need to be aware of the popular slang words to be relevant, here are some to get you started
- Lit: something exciting, great, or enjoyable.
The party was lit, bro.
- Salty: to get upset or angry
He was very salty after losing the match,
- To flex: to show off
“Hey, I got some buds today”. “Nice flex!”
- Sic. Sick / Insane / Dope: cool or awesome
That car is sick.
- IDK: I don’t know
- IDC: I don’t care
Native speakers use reductions in spoken English. Words are blended and reduced and are tricky for non-natives to understand. Practicing with reductions will help with the natural flow of your speech.
- Whadaya mean? (What do you mean?)
- Donno (do not know) : I dunno
- Gonna (going to) : I am gonna be late
- Wanna (want to): I don’t wanna stay here
- Kinda (kind of): I am kinda tired.
- ’Cuz (because)
- Can’tcha (can’t you)
- Shoulda (should have) / coulda (could have): I shoulda studied harder. I coulda done better.