初級 英國腔 297 分類 收藏
開始影片後,點擊或框選字幕可以立即查詢單字
字庫載入中…
回報字幕錯誤
Hello everyone, and welcome back to English with Lucy.
Today, I'm going to talk you through the five
words and phrases that you need to stop saying immediately.
Nah, it's not that serious. (chuckles)
Before we get started, I would just like to thank
the sponsor of today's video, it is italki.
If you haven't heard of italki before,
it's a huge online database of both native
and non-native speakers who give one-to-one
video lessons 24/7.
You can learn English, and over 100 other languages
from anywhere in the world,
as long as you have a stable Internet connection.
It's an incredibly affordable way of learning a language,
way cheaper than an offline tutor
or an offline language academy.
I have so many people message me each day
asking how they meet, and talk to,
and practise with native speakers.
Italki is a really good option
because they have qualified teachers,
but they also have community teachers,
which will practise conversation with you.
They've given me an offer to pass onto you,
you can $10 worth of italki credits for free
when you make your first lesson purchase.
All you have to do to get started
is click on the link in the description box.
Right, let's get on with the lesson.
Okay, so the title is pretty shocking,
The Words and Phrases You Must Never Say.
But honestly, if you do want to sound like a native speaker,
or even sound like a very accomplished English student,
you should avoid saying these words and phrases.
Because when students say them,
I immediately think they're at a lower level.
The first phrase that you must never say is,
have you ever been in?
And then the location.
Have you ever been in Italy?
Have you ever been in Istanbul?
Whenever I do a live on Instagram,
I always get asked this exact question.
Of course, I answer it, because I love talking about Italy,
and I have been to Istanbul,
but it shouldn't be in, it's the wrong preposition.
It's not that it doesn't make sense,
it's just not commonly said.
We understand what you're trying to say,
you want to know if I've ever visited or travelled to
Italy, or Istanbul, or wherever it may be,
but, we don't say in, we say to.
Have you ever been to Italy?
Have you ever been to Istanbul?
So yes, really watch out for that one.
Number two, this is another comment I get a lot on Instagram
especially when I upload photos with my boyfriend.
They ask me, is he your husband?
Are you married?
Are you married with Will?
Although it makes sense,
and we understand what you're saying,
married with a person isn't correct,
it should be married to.
It's weird when you think about it.
You should be married with someone,
not to that sounds too formal,
but we say I am married to my husband.
Now, this is why.
If we're using with, I'm married with my husband,
what if I say I am married with kids,
that sounds like I am in a marriage with some children.
However, with in this case, means and also have.
I am married, and I also have kids.
I am married with kids.
Number three.
If I ever ask my students how long
they've been learning English,
I sometimes get the response,
I've been learning English since two years.
Don't worry if you say that to a native,
they're not going to say, what?
They'll understand what you're trying to say,
but it's incorrect.
It should be since a fixed point in time,
so I've been learning English since 2016.
Duration, it needs to be for.
I have been learning English for two years, since 2016.
Another common mistake we can add on to that is during.
I know in some languages like Spanish,
you would say durante dos anos,
but it doesn't work in English.
I wouldn't say I've been learning English during two years,
doesn't work, for.
Talking about for, let's move on to number four.
Teacher Lucy. (chuckles)
Right, it actually makes me sad to talk about this one,
because I think it's so sweet and cute.
But students will often address me as Teacher Lucy,
like hey Teacher Lucy, how are you?
But I feel obliged to tell you guys
that in the UK, if you're trying to learn British English,
we don't address our teachers as Teacher and then name.
Now, I'm not saying don't ever say this,
because obviously in your own country,
it might be very rude not to address your teacher
as Teacher Mary, Teacher Mohammed.
But if you're in the UK, and I think in the US as well,
it's not common to use this to address your teachers.
In a school environment, we would say,
Miss, Misses, Mister, or Mizz.
Mizz is if a woman doesn't want to disclose
if she's married or not, and then the surname.
Or if they've got specific qualifications,
professor or doctor.
In informal language schools,
I would just want to be addressed as Lucy.
If I was teaching in a formal school,
I would be called Miss Earl.
Any other place, Lucy.
Teacher Lucy just isn't used over here.
The last one, number five.
I love it when I receive this question in my classes,
but it's often said incorrectly.
Can you explain me this, can you explain me that?
Now, it should be can you explain this to me?
Can you explain that to me?
Explain me is wrong, explain to me is right.
I would never say explain me your answer,
I would say either explain to me your answer,
or much better, explain your answer to me.
Now there is an exception to this,
and this is pretty advanced,
explain me can exist in one specific context.
So, you have to explain an object.
Explain the object to me,
or explain to me the object.
Now, if me is the object, then yes explain me can exist.
For example, if I was going to see a therapist,
and I was reclining on his sofa,
as I don't understand myself.
Explain me to me. (chuckles)
Yes that would work, but that's quite advanced.
Just know that explain needs an object.
Right, that's it for today's lesson.
Those are the five things that you need to stop saying,
and make a conscious effort to avoid and correct.
Don't forget to check out italki,
the link is in the description box.
You can click on it
and claim your $10 worth of italki credits
for free when you make your first lesson purchase.
Don't forget to connect with me on all of my social media.
I've got my Facebook, I've got my Instagram,
and I've got my Twitter.
I will see you soon for another lesson.
This is another comment I get a lot on Instagram,
especially when I upload photos with my boyfriend.
Boyfriend.
Boyfriend.
You can learn English, and many. (groans)
I sometimes get the response,
I've been learning Englidge.
Lid, Englidge. (groans)
Look at me trying to teach English,
I can't even say my own language.
(chuckles)
(soft electronic music)
提示:點選文章或是影片下面的字幕單字,可以直接快速翻譯喔!

載入中…

5 句英文母語人士從不說的話 (5 things native English speakers NEVER say!)

297 分類 收藏
Cathy ♥ 發佈於 2019 年 1 月 7 日
看更多推薦影片

影片討論

載入中…
  1. 1. 單字查詢

    在字幕上選取單字即可即時查詢單字喔!

  2. 2. 單句重複播放

    可重複聽取一句單句,加強聽力!

  3. 3. 使用快速鍵

    使用影片快速鍵,讓學習更有效率!

  4. 4. 關閉語言字幕

    進階版練習可關閉字幕純聽英文哦!

  5. 5. 內嵌播放器

    可以將英文字幕學習播放器內嵌到部落格等地方喔

  6. 6. 展開播放器

    可隱藏右方全文及字典欄位,觀看影片更舒適!

  1. 英文聽力測驗

    挑戰字幕英文聽力測驗!

  1. 點擊展開筆記本讓你看的更舒服

  1. UrbanDictionary 俚語字典整合查詢。一般字典查詢不到你滿意的解譯,不妨使用「俚語字典」,或許會讓你有滿意的答案喔