If you don’t know slang you will never be able to communicate with native English speakers effectively. Native English speakers do not speak like in textbooks when they speak to each other. In most casual conversations that take place, native English speakers will use slang language. So as an English language learner, if your goal is to become an advanced English user, you have to learn slang.
What are some great ways to learn slang? Our blog is a great starting point. Every week we publish new lists of slang and idioms that will help you grow your English vocabulary. The key to learning slang (or improving vocabulary) is to not memorize long, boring lists but to learn slang naturally through immersion techniques.
Let’s start with these 25 essential American slang words for English learners:
We had an awesome time in California
As soon as I collect enough money, I’m going to buy a beemer
If I had to spend anymore time in the statistics class, I will go bonkers.
Susan did not like her daughters wearing cheesy clothes to the concert
The police knew Peter’s story was full of crap.
Most guys found Lisa to be a bit dorky.
The accident was just a fender bender and no one was hurt.
The hotel’s staff was famous for their flaky behaviors so no one knew what to expect.
The tickets to the baseball game was a freebie. My boss gave them to me.
Free; something that did not cost money.
The glitch in the website allowed hackers to access credit card information.
The TOEFL speaking section is causing me to go bananas. I don’t know how to study for it.
Craig was just goofing way with his friends but the police suspected they were drunk.
He is making over a grand a sale.
Food portions in America are humongous.
The food truck sometimes looked icky but their food always tasted great.
“Stop acting like a kook” – Mom told Adam
Loraine used to be a real firecracker when she was young but since having kids she has mellowed down
Become more relaxed and easy going.
Sid’s pad in the city was a favorite hangout for everyone in the group.