字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 want to speak real English from your first lesson. Sign up for your free lifetime account at English Class 101 dot com Hi, everybody. Welcome back to know your verbs. My name is Alicia, and in this lesson we're going to look at the verb watch. Let's get started. So the basic definition of the verb watch is to focus the eyes on something that is moving. Usually we expect it to move. So, like now you're watching this video in a sentence. Let's watch a movie later. Can I call you back? I'm watching a baseball game. So let's look at the congregations for this firm present. Watch watches past watched past participle watched progressive watching. Now let's talk about some additional meanings of this verb. The first additional meaning is to stay with someone or to stay with something to ensure safety. Like to kind of guard that thing or to protect that thing. Examples. I have to watch my neighbors kids for a couple hours. Can you watch my plants for a while next month? Okay, so in both of these sentences, we see the verb watch is youth to mean ensure the safety of something in the first example sentence. It's I have to watch my neighbors kids. So we're ensuring the safety of the kids. In the second sentence, we use plants. Can you watch my plants? It doesn't mean like forever, like watch the plants grow. It means just make sure my plants are okay. While I'm out of town for something similar. It doesn't mean watch my plants forever. It just means to make sure my plants are safe. Like to take care of my plants while I'm out of town, for example. Eso also the nuance here. The feeling here is that this is just a temporary situation. So when we're watching someone's kids or like watching someone's pet all their away, it's just a temporary situation. Okay, let's go to these second extra meaning for today. Ah, the 2nd 1 The second meaning of watch is to be careful of something to be careful. It's something. Examples. Watch your language. He needs to watch his weight. So in both of these, we could replace. Be careful with watch. So in the 1st 1 we could say, Be careful of your language in the 2nd 1 Be careful of your weight. So in other words, there's some kind of danger. Or you need to be careful because some of thing about your behavior or something you've said something you've done is maybe not a good idea. So be careful of that thing, but we say watch instead, watch nothing instead of be careful of that thing. In addition, so we can also just use watch out as a set phrase, which means be careful in general. So if we're in a situation where we quickly want toe, warn someone of something like danger, something bad might happen. We can say watch out really quickly, so watch out doesn't mean like, look or watch something. It means Be careful. We always say, Watch out if you have time And if you want to be specific, you can say Watch out for something. Watch out for that car or watch out for that child. Watch out for those bees. Watch out for your computer. It's gonna fall. Something like them, we always say, Watch out for or just in quick situations. Watch out! Just means be careful as well. All right, let's go on to the first variation. So the first variation is. Watch it, watch it. So watch. It also means be careful like watch out or just the regular Watch your something but watch. It is very casual and actually kind of aggressive. So watch It implies that if you don't take care, I might do something bad to you. It's so it's quite an aggressive phrase. Examples. Watch it. I'm walking. You better watch it, kid. You better watch it or else I'm gonna do something bad to you. I don't know. So it's aggressive. It's an aggressive phrase and you should not use it with people who are above you. You should not use it in polite situations. I would not really recommend using this, but you might see this in TV shows in other media. Watch it. It means be careful, but it's aggressive. Okay, let's go to the next variation. The next variation is to keep watch to keep watch. This means like to stand guard to guard against, Like to protect something this expression means, like to guard against danger, and it often means alone, like often you're doing it by yourself while someone else like sleeps. So examples I'm going to keep first watch tonight. You keep watch, I'm going to get some sleep. So to keep watch means to like to stay awake or to stay alert, looking for something that might need dangerous. So you can see this in movies where, like, people are traveling somewhere there, camping out on the side of the road like maybe in Lord of the Rings or something where everybody is sleeping. But one person is awake near the fire watching to see if anything dangerous happens. And then they wake up other people if something dangerous is coming. So they're sort of the guard in that case, so to keep watch. In that case, Okay, let's go to the last variation. Ah, the last variation. Okay, The last variation is to watch ones back to watch ones back. So to watch your back, let's use that to watch your back means to be cautious about your safety, to be cautious about your safety. So to be careful about yourself, not because of some like physical object, like a bus is going to come and get, you know, it means like someone. Ah, an enemy might try to do something bad to you, so watch your back examples of this. You'd better watch your back, Stevens. One more example. Hey, watch your back. You're making enemies. So in these cases, watch your back is said rather seriously and with the meaning that you need to be careful someone might try to hurt you in the future. Could be physically. It could be financially. It could be like your reputation. Whatever. Watch your back means. Be careful. Like someone might try to hurt you in some way. However, be careful. Um this expression, watch your back is totally different from got your back. So watch your back and got your back Totally different. Got your back is a support phrase like I've got your back. Means I'm supporting you. No problem. I will try to help you, or I'll try to support you. I'll try to keep you safe. I've got your back. No problems. Watch your back. Means Be careful. You might be in danger. You should be carefully of enemy. So quite different. Watch your back. Got your back. All right. So I hope that you got a few new meanings for the verb watch that you can use their If you have any questions comments. Or if you want to try to use the verb watch, please feel free to do so in the comments section of this video. Of course, If you like the video, please give us a thumbs up, subscribe to the Channel and check us out in English. Class 101 dot com for other good, steady resource is thanks very much for watching this episode of Know Your verbs and We'll see you again next time Bye.