12 English slang terms everyone needs in 2021
Let’s take a look at the some of the English slang terms you should know in 2021:
If you’ve had enough of seeing the word ‘Coronavirus’ everywhere, at least you can escape it on social media, where it has been transformed into the infinitely more appealing ‘Miss Rona’. For example, if you are going to miss out on doing something, you can blame it on ‘Miss Rona’.
This may be an oldie but it’s still relevant for 2021. In English, you ‘flex’ your muscles when you’re showing them off. A while back, Post Malone decided that ‘flex’ should also be used anytime you’re being a showoff or being extravagant.
That ain’t it
When you see something that’s just plain wrong, whether it’s someone taking a joke too far, or doing something that makes you think ‘ewww’, then ‘that ain’t it’ is the phrase you need.
‘Mutuals’ are two people who follow each other on social media. Shared interests mean they provide a mutual support network online, and people will often call on their ‘mutuals’ to help raise the profile of a band or singer, for example, or to get enough replies to make their post trend.
If you’re ‘sleeping on’ someone or something, you’re not giving them the attention they deserve or failing to appreciate them. It’s often used to highlight what’s being ignored or overlooked.
If something feels more intense than usual, it ‘hits different’. So, if you feel emotional listening to a song, you’ve heard a thousand times before but not since you broke up, it ‘hits different’. The expression can also be used when you want to describe something that is better – maybe you rate the coffee from your favourite coffee shop because ‘hits different’ – but it tends to be kept for big, emotional moments.
Sometimes, a plain old ‘yikes’ just doesn’t cut it. When you’re really surprised or embarrassed or even amazed, you will want to yell ‘big yikes!’ This versatile phrase has already been around for a couple of years and is the perfect response to statements from ‘How did your driving test go?’ to ‘Is that your ex-boyfriend?’.
We can all get annoyed, but if you lose control, you might ‘go off’, which means to have a rant or complain angrily. Perhaps you’re getting really bad service in a restaurant or a shop and lose your patience. This phrase has been around a long time, but it’s definitely having a moment this year!
A boy who will do pretty much anything to get a girl to show him some attention might get called out for being a ‘simp’. The term is hotly debated because, let’s be honest, shouldn’t we be celebrating people who do nice things? You can also use the phrase ironically to show how much you like a particular celebrity; for example.
CEO really means ‘Chief Executive Officer’, but TikTokers have begun calling other TikTokers the ‘CEO of’ anything random in the comments section on videos.
When you just keep on going, no matter what, then you should pull out the phrase “We move”. This handy term is also be used to signal agreement.
Cap means lie. It started after ‘no cap’, which means ‘no lie’, became popular a few years ago. If someone posts something on social media that you know is untrue, the answer is ‘cap’. Most people use the blue cap emoji instead of the words.
source: ESL Stories
A cikk elolvasása után, próbáld kitölteni a hiányzó részeket a cikkben olvasott kifejezésekkel. Vigyázz, mert megfelelő alakba is kell tenned a kifejezéseket, ahol szükséges.
1.Come on, mate! We all know that it is a big …. . Nobody likes listening to your lies anymore!
2. I’m … so hard over Billie Eilish.
3. Drinking this wine always ….. when I drink it on my birthday in the company of my friends.
4. Come on, this celebrity has loads of ….., that’s why her online profile is so popular.
5. So, that Instagram picture showing off your views on your last trip? You were …… there.
6. The gig has been cancelled, thanks to ….. ……. .
7. Don’t ….. this song – it’s amazing’!
8. As the service in that shop was terrible, I ….. when it came to settling the bill.
9. Telling her mother two dirty jokes about old women? Oh, …… .
10.How did your language exam go? Oh, ….. ! I don’t want to talk about it.
11.If a friend of mine suggests going for drinks, I always answer “…”.
12.I’ve just seen this video of a dog doing something cute! That’s the ‘…of good boys’!
keys/megoldások: 1. cap; 2. simping; 3 hits different; 4. mutuals; 5. flexing; 6. Miss Rona; 7. sleep on; 8. went off; 9. that ain’t it; 10. big yikes; 11. We move; 12. CEO
|to miss out on||lemaradni vmiről|
|to blame it on||vkire fogni vmit/
vkit okolni vmiért
|to show off||felvágni/hencegni|
|plain wrong||egyértelműen tévedni|
|mutual support||kölcsönös támogatás|
|to fail to appreciate||nem értékelni vmit|
|to overlook||elkerülni a figyelmét|
|to break up||szakítani|
|to be embarrassed||zavarban lenni|
|to have a rant||ordibálni|
|to lose your patience||elveszíteni a türelmét|
|to call out for||kiáltani vmiért|
|to keep on||tovább csinálni vmit|
|handy term||hasznos kifejezés|
|to signal agreement||egyetértést jelezni|
|instead of||vmi helyett|