In this episode, I look at some really common slang phrases from the UK. Have you heard these before? Leave a comment below and practise making your own examples!
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This means “friend”, but (in my experience) is usually used for people you don’t know so well.
Hey watch it mate. I’m walking here.
Very pleased, satisfied, happy
I bet you’re chuffed with your exam results!
Used instead of “very” or “really”.
That’s well good mate! I bet you were well chuffed.
4. To Skive
To skip school or work, to not go somewhere you’re expected to go.
I skived school because I wanted to play in the snow.
Disgusting, gross (often pronounced without the final “g”)
My bedroom needs to be repainted. The walls look mining!
Very cool, amazing
Mate, that skateboard trick was sick! I can’t believe you did that.
Crazy person (positive or negative)
You’re a nutter! I would never go swimming in this cold water.
Suspicious, unsafe appearance, dangerous
This is a dodgy part of town, so keep an eye on your bag.
Thanks (more casual)
Cheers for the help!