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Hi Bob the Canadian here.
Are you ever busy?
Do you ever have a day or a week and when
you look at everything that you need to do

you just think to yourself, I'm too busy?
Well in this video I'll look at about 8 more
ways that you can say, "I'm busy!", in English.

Hey, Bob the Canadian here welcome to this
video.

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some English.

Hey, so one of the first ways that you can
say that you're busy in English is to say,

"I have a lot to do."
So maybe a friend of yours asks if you can
come over and help him with a project, and

you could say, "No, I don't think I'm going
to be able to because I have a lot to do tonight."

So you don't have to say what you have to
do, but you just say, "I have a lot to do."

So a second way to say that you're busy in
English is to say, "I have a lot on my plate."

So you know what a plate is.
When you sit down to eat food you put the
food on your plate.

So when you say to someone, "I have a lot
on my plate."

It means the same thing as saying that you're
busy.

So maybe your boss wants you to do an extra
job at work and he says, "Here's this extra

job I need you to do."
You could say, "I don't think I'm going to
have time.

I'm busy.
I already have a lot on plate."
And hopefully he recognizes that and doesn't
give you extra work.

But when you say, "I have a lot on plate.",
it's another way to say, "I'm busy."

A third way to say that you're busy is to
say, "I have a lot on the go."

So let's say you're looking at your week and
you're trying to figure out a time when you

can meet your sister to go see a movie or
to go out for dinner, and you could say to

your sister, "I'm not sure I can fit this
in because I have a lot on the go."

Which would mean that you already have a lot
of other things planned for the week, you

just have so many things on the go you're
not sure you can create some spare time to

do something that's more fun and enjoyable.
So another way to say you're busy is to say
you have a lot on the go.

So a fourth way to say you're busy and it's
similar to the one we just looked at is to

say, "I have a lot going on."
So we just looked at, "I have a lot on the
go.", you could also say, "I have a lot going

on."
So when you look at your day and you're trying
to figure out if you have time in the day

to have a nap you could decide that you can't
have a nap because you have a lot going on

that day.
You have too many things to do to be able
to take a nap.

So you have a lot going on.
So a fifth way to communicate to someone that
you're busy is to say, "I'm swamped."

This is a little more English slang, but we
do say this a lot.

When you just have so many things to do you
feel swamped.

You feel like there's just too many and you're
not going to get them all done.

So if someone was to say, "Hey do you have
time to pick me up from the airport?"

If you're so busy that you can't you could
just say, "Look, I'm swamped right now.

I don't have a spare minute in my day.
I don't have time to pick you up from the
airport.

I'm too busy."
So, "I'm swamped.", another way to say that
you're busy.

So a sixth way to say that you're busy and
to actually say that you're too busy is to

say, "I'm overwhelmed."
That you're so busy, you have so many things
to do that they are, it's becoming overwhelming.

When you say you're overwhelmed it means that
you've kind of lost the ability to get done

the work or the things that you need to get
done.

So this is kind of, you know, towards the
end of being too busy, when you've taken on

one too many things.
You can feel overwhelmed.
You just have too many things that you have
to do.

So I guess this would be the same as saying
you're too busy is to say, "I'm overwhelmed."

So a seventh way to say that you're busy is
to say, "I'm buried in work.", or "I'm buried

in homework.", or "I'm buried in things to
do."

So when you're buried it means that people
have put dirt on you and you're underground.

Hopefully that never happens to anybody, but
if someone was to ask me, "Hey do you have

time to do one more thing today."
I would say, "Look, I'm buried in work today.
I have a lot of work to do on the flower farm.
I am just buried in work.
I'm not gonna be able to do one more thing."
So another way to say you're too busy is to
say that you're buried in work.

An eighth way to say that you're too busy,
and this is the second last one, there's actually

gonna be a little bit of a bonus one in a
minute, but an eighth way to say you're too

busy is to say you're juggling too many things.
And I'm not sure if you know what juggling
is, juggling is when you have three balls

and you, you throw them up in the air.
I'm not going to demonstrate juggling.
Hopefully I can find a picture of it, but
if you're juggling too many things it's an

indication that you're busy or that you're
too busy.

So when you look at your day, maybe in a normal
day you can get about 7 or 8 things done and

you're trying to get about 12 things done,
you could say to someone, "Oh I'm so busy.

I'm just juggling too many things today."
And lastly here's a little phrase that we
say in English.

When I'm too busy, I feel like my day is just
go, go, go.

So we say the word "go" three times in a row.
So if I was to say, "You know last Saturday
I was so busy.

It was just go, go, go, all day.", or, "This
coming Thursday I have so many things to do.

I have to get up early and it's just gonna
be go, go, go, all day."

So that would be just kind of a way to describe
a busy day.

It's not the same as saying that you're busy,
but if you were to say to someone, "You know,

yesterday was just go, go, go, from the minute
I got up until I finally went to bed it was

just go, go, go."
It would mean that you were just really really
busy that entire day.

Well, hey, that's a few ways in English to
say that you're busy.

Bob the Canadian here.
Learn English with Bob the Canadian.
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Bob the Canadian here.
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I hope you're having a great day and I'll
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day and I hope you have a good week.

Bob the Canadian here.
See you in the next video.
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