Tag: colloquial-language

67 Why do native speakers say 'Come on in' rather than 'Come in'? 2018-01-31T14:08:17.513

38 What does "Nailed it" mean? 2016-06-27T06:30:19.150

26 What is a non-vulgar synonym for this swear word meaning "an enormous amount"? 2017-01-06T00:58:06.623

22 What does "my name was down for Eton" mean? 2018-10-29T14:34:13.117

17 Simple present for speaking about the future the way natives do 2016-10-02T06:19:28.123

15 "You first" "You second" "You third" 2014-09-07T07:01:17.400

15 How common is it to use the word 'bitch' for a female dog? 2016-11-01T06:10:40.857

11 Which version is correct and normally used, "between you and me" or "between you and I"? 2015-06-05T11:56:40.757

11 Someone said to me, "We basically literally did." What were they trying to express to me? 2019-11-22T04:46:55.013

9 I heard this very often, "...aren't I" 2014-07-21T20:09:34.057

9 When to use "easy" over "easily" as an adverb? 2017-02-10T20:42:47.657

9 The word "times" instead of "multiplied by" 2017-06-20T12:57:17.103

8 Can "me" be a subject? 2014-05-02T14:54:35.393

8 Meaning of "you'd of thought" 2014-12-07T22:11:02.483

8 "Has me and the wife in fits every time." 2015-02-12T12:05:30.760

8 A term for a situation when something illegal, unjust, immoral and socially unacceptable becomes a standard pattern of an individual's behavior 2018-04-27T15:41:10.357

8 What does the word "just" mean in this context? 2020-07-13T20:58:52.080

7 Do you work or are you a student? 2013-02-28T13:24:33.990

7 Did I ever! -- what does this emphatic statement exactly mean when you say it? 2014-11-20T06:12:44.370

7 Is "how you do you" grammatical? 2017-03-31T14:13:33.340

7 Referring to oneselves in plural 2017-10-26T16:40:45.060

6 Meaning of the word "good" in context 2019-06-28T14:05:39.850

5 Most common adjectives to describe the intensity of drunkenness 2016-09-20T11:05:13.853

5 Is it alright to say good afternoon Sirs and Madams in a panel interview? 2019-08-17T11:44:04.790

4 What is the English word(s) for "eating salt and sour fruit" 2016-03-11T03:52:51.933

4 Improve translation: You are nobody and your name is no one 2016-06-04T20:50:53.427

4 But may be you might of heard tell 'bout the price on her head 2016-06-05T19:02:27.000

4 Is "you was" correct to say? 2016-07-07T09:01:08.323

4 A phrase understood as a request to step aside to not block out the view/panorama you are looking at 2016-09-18T13:54:15.970

4 How square is a square 2016-11-14T22:36:40.437

4 Not stopping at a STOP sign 2018-03-08T23:09:28.353

3 Usage of "wanna", "hafta" 2014-07-30T09:55:40.997

3 If + simple tense, would + bare infinitive (First conditional with would?) 2014-10-24T16:42:54.420

3 "She would of been a good woman" 2015-02-23T14:01:40.410

3 Can "version" be used as a verb? 2015-07-17T16:44:43.377

3 How do I ask about "remaining time"? 2016-05-27T22:04:16.273

3 Is "firsthand smoker/ first-hand smoker" standard English? 2016-12-27T19:08:17.957

3 Expressions used to boost someone's energy/enthusiasm in doing their work 2018-02-23T15:03:34.207

2 Using "lay-by" as verb for buying goods 2013-05-11T10:20:45.497

2 "Toned" and "Endless" Pins 2013-06-19T20:09:07.630

2 Is that any expression in English for "not too sweet tea"? 2016-03-11T12:58:10.727

2 "What do we got here?" 2016-03-25T18:11:46.003

2 I'd like to have a cup of coffee 2016-04-01T18:38:09.690

2 Is it possible to say "Did you catch the meaning?" 2016-07-15T18:53:31.703

2 Is it correct to say "no need of thanks"? 2016-08-02T16:30:58.660

2 Someone who lives in a working-class neighborhood 2016-11-26T12:23:57.357

2 What does "I am no chicken" mean? 2017-04-03T06:10:19.547

2 Grammar of "There's lots of flavors out there" 2017-07-13T12:14:53.623

2 Is "Suppose you did ..." guessing that 'you' already did? 2017-09-19T17:27:49.977

2 "never mind..." or "forget..." 2017-11-25T03:53:05.623

2 What's the meaning of "Dad had damned near taken someone’s head off"? 2018-05-17T17:42:35.620

2 Is it OK to use "heck" in public occasions? 2018-07-12T02:59:40.833

2 Is there a word "Pisser" in English gambling? 2018-09-12T23:03:58.157

2 two-fifty will get you on the E train 2020-06-27T09:59:00.013

2 "is gonna finish" vs. "is finishing" 2020-07-12T00:44:31.057

1 Should "I don't know / I have no idea" be used carefully? 2013-08-02T07:41:32.473

1 “Bloomin'” instead of “blooming” 2013-12-22T09:14:40.500

1 What does "the up-and-comers" signify? 2015-05-01T14:08:53.107

1 American's 'I've got' and British 'I've got' 2015-05-13T23:16:17.330

1 A cry boy / A crying boy 2015-05-30T15:42:11.497

1 Because me and my family or because I and my family 2016-01-02T07:32:20.297

1 Difference between "Add me" and "Add me up"? 2016-03-13T15:48:48.810

1 Skipping object in colloquial English 2016-03-18T04:27:23.127

1 It's not that good "of an idea" 2016-04-15T00:56:12.723

1 Is there any way to tell if a phrase is literal or figurative? 2016-06-03T03:49:05.383

1 What does it mean "ain't no maybe"? 2016-07-01T17:29:09.097

1 Anne Green Gables: I've seen them worse 2016-10-08T00:46:19.857

1 'Had a bad thing' and 'We're having a bad thing'? 2016-10-22T07:17:50.187

1 Having/being a sweet tooth 2017-02-10T16:18:14.550

1 "You haven't written any thing right" or "You didn't write..."? 2017-05-23T00:08:01.040

1 What does "one" mean or stand for in "Hey, I'm on my way, all right? One."? 2017-06-28T04:26:29.790

1 What's the meaning of "don't let them get you.'? 2017-07-01T06:20:08.163

1 Is "basically" work as a filler? Is this a new trend? 2017-08-18T01:40:54.370

1 Ever vs Never, where to put them and which is better to use 2017-12-15T00:22:36.023

1 I didn't do nothing or anything 2017-12-20T08:22:29.720

1 "With whom who" vs "Who with whom", a split preposition, and a phrase request for a seemingly strange way of dating among some teenagers 2018-01-17T20:59:36.953

1 "Finish off" or "finish off before"? 2018-01-29T12:25:29.960

1 "I always make grammatical errors" VERSUS "I'm always making grammatical errors" what is the difference? 2018-04-07T13:29:30.140

1 Can't we say "don't/doesn't got" while we can say "I got", "He got", "They got" etc.? (American English) 2018-07-25T16:38:16.593

1 An expression meaning doing long and hard mental work resulting in extreme mental fatigue 2018-09-07T21:58:02.670

1 What does it mean by "reach for a banana"? 2018-09-16T03:18:38.643

1 Formal way of thanking someone for pointing out a mistake 2018-12-04T10:59:12.633

1 "Good Night" / "Good Nights" 2018-12-12T16:46:27.937

1 What does "only half kidding" mean in this context? 2019-01-02T00:52:56.850

1 This is the thanks I get? 2019-02-11T12:34:09.913

1 What does "They do, do they?" convey exactly? 2019-03-06T12:36:41.667

1 Do I need to know something except phrasal verbs and collocations to use colloquial English? 2019-06-03T06:41:29.133

1 What does it "they like me for me" mean? 2019-07-13T03:20:36.557

1 "I want to just say..." vs "I just want to say..." 2019-07-17T05:05:30.827

1 "Blow" in a conversation 2019-07-29T04:56:10.750

1 What does ”libel schmibel” mean? 2019-08-25T13:16:02.397

1 Why do so many people say "equals to" in maths? 2019-11-21T21:15:20.960

1 The difference between Such thing, such a thing, a such thing 2019-12-15T03:00:35.897

1 The history of the word "gay" 2019-12-18T19:07:24.557

1 "Bop the fizz" - what's the meaning? 2020-01-07T13:19:34.340

0 Difference between "outside" and "on the outside" 2013-08-27T09:51:45.983

0 Does 'Thanks to offered' sound ok? 2014-03-26T13:45:32.170

0 Are the listed words colloquial to use in writing 2014-10-09T15:04:38.133

0 Is that real vs Really 2015-01-15T03:46:50.917