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.
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
Their supermarket is open twenty four seven.
3. Beat around the bush
Meaning: to avoid talking about what is important
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.
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.
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.
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
“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
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
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.
A: Do you think that the boss would let us leave early to watch movie?
B: Fat chance!
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