Author: Ela Britchkow, Speech Therapist, Accent Reduction Specialist
"Adopt the pace of nature: Her secret is patience."
If English is not your first language, and someone said to you, “my coworker just gave me the cold shoulder so I don’t think I’ll hang out with him until he lightens up,” you might be wandering what he’s talking about. If your food is spicy and your American friend says “it’s too hot”, what is he talking about? Below are some typical American English Slang words and phrases that may help you understand the Americans you’re communicating with.
Also, if you hear a slang word or idiom that you don’t understand, send that over to me, also and I’ll try to interpret it for you.
Are you repeatedly asked, “What?” or “Can you say that again?”
By Ela Britchkow, Speech and Language Pathologist
©2017 Ela Britchkow