Would you like to sound a native English speaker now? You’re in the right place! Below are 10 common expressions in English conversations for you to learn:

1. Long time no see

Meaning: an English expression used as a greeting by people who have not seen each other for a while.

Example:

Anna: John, long time to see

John: Hi Anna.What have you been up to?

Anna: Well I got married and moved to France

John: Wow, good for you. I’m so happy to see you again.

2. Twenty four seven

Meaning: Twenty four hours in a day seven a week

Example:

Their supermarket is open twenty four seven.

3. Beat around the bush

Meaning: to avoid talking about what is important

Example:

Stop beating around the bush and tell me what you want

4. Sick and tired

Meaning: annoyed about or bored with someone or something and unwilling to put up them any longer.

Example:

A: Where are you going for lunch today?

B: I don’t know…how about a burger?

A: No. I eat that almost every day. I’m getting sick and tired of them.

B: Let’s go eat sushi then.

5. Back and forth

Meaning: moving first in one direction and then in the opposite one.

Example:

She swayed gently back and forth to the music.

6. What’s the catch

Meaning: we use it when something sounds good, but we are worried about any hidden problems.

Example:

A: Jon wants to sell his car for $500 only you would be thinking

B: Hum!! What’s the catch.

7. Give me a hand

Meaning: Asking for help

Example:

“Bob, this box is very heavy. Could you give us a hand and help us life it?”

8. What a small world

Meaning: we use when a person knows someone you know by chance

Example:

A: Do you see that guy over there?

B: Yes, what about him

A: We used to play football in high school

B: Wow, what a small word.

9. Come on

Meaning: please, hurry, go faster

Example:

Come on stop doing that

Come on! I only have few minutes before I must go.

10. Fat chance

Meaning: we used to say that you certainly do not think that something is likely to happen.

Example:

A: Do you think that the boss would let us leave early to watch movie?

B: Fat chance!

Check out our post about English idioms to enrich your vocabulary and better your English conversations!


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