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You've been studying english a long time you know you're good, but then you visit an english-speaking country, and you're like
I know my english is good. Why don't I understand you and you I don't understand you you in the back
I don't understand you. Well. We have a Few English expressions
Which you probably didn't learn in school, but we use all the time
So here are five really useful really common English expressions
Number one is not fussed not bothered. What does it mean?
you want to go for dinner and your friend says where shall we go for dinner Italian food Thai food
what kind of food and you want to say
Everything sounds great. This is good. This is good. This is good. I have no preference you could say
I'm not fussed usually we contract it - not fussed
pronunciation that sounds like t fussed fussed
not facet no and eat the t
so not fussed not fussed where do you want to go not fussed or
Not bothered not bothered not fussed. This is a super common way to say I have no preference
Whatever you suggest. I'm happy with it and personally I am terrible at making decision.
So I use that expression all the time where do you want to go? I'm not fussed? What do you want to do today [Ali]?
I'm not bothered. You're really not helpful
Hmm. This is basically every conversation
I ever have with my friends number two fair enough pronunciation be careful of that end R
Remember British English has linking R
So that end [R] sound links into the next word fair enough fair enough
Say with me fair enough, when do we use it we want to say that's acceptable. That's okay
I accept that that's a that's fine
It's your birthday party, but one friend cannot come why because they're working. I mean it's bad, but
You're not going to be angry your friend for working they have to work so your response is going to be
That's that's fair enough. You have to work. I understand hmm now
The whole sentence is that's fair enough, but most commonly we lose that
You have to work, fair enough.
So in [arguments]. This is a great way to stop an argument when you don't want to continue arguing
Maybe you and another person have different opinions on religion politics
Whatever you want to stop the argument for example. I'll love Trump
very simply you can say
You love Trump fair enough fair enough
This stops an argument because you're saying okay your that's your opinion. This is my opinion
You're not going to change my mind. I'm not going to change your mind. Let's stop, done.
The next one is to say I suppose so commonly we lose the I
we just say suppose so but in conversation
We speak fast so it sounds like supposo, yeah supposo, but what does it mean?
One reason is when you agree to do something and you're saying hmm
I don't see why not, why not, okay fine.
for example
Perhaps a young boy is saying to his mum. Can we get some ice cream and the mum wants to say
Okay, I why not sure
Yeah, I suppose so. so maybe she doesn't completely want to but she's also saying I don't see a reason
why not。
Remember you agree with something so it could be someone says something
Oh, I think he's a zombie and you want to say hmm. Yeah, I think that's true. I think you're right you could say
Hmm, yeah, I suppose so looks pretty zombie remember the pronunciation the u we usually drop it sounds more like
Suppose so. next one I'm afraid
Blah blah blah remember that I'm afraid means I'm scared yeah
But in another context you can use it to say in a polite way, I'm sorry, but Bla Bla
So it could be to refuse something it could be to give information, which is maybe bad news
Someone invites you to something. Can you come to my party? But you want to say ah I'm so sorry I can't
then you could say this
Ah, I'm afraid I can't the pronunciation
We've got the schwa afraid afraid I'm afraid I'm afraid I
pronunciation should be very careful ah
stay with me ah
can't I'm
afraid I can't I'm afraid I can't
Remember of course in this context. I'm afraid means. I'm sorry not I'm scared。
Now with missing word here, I'm
afraid that I can't but typically we don't usually put that
We just say I'm afraid I can't I'm afraid he can't she can't
Or much more simple and more versatile. I'm afraid not. I'm sorry [no]
Do you want to come out tonight? I'm afraid not are you feeling Super British now?
Well, you should after this fifth expression which is this
may as well or might as well this expression is super super common. You definitely need to learn it
So what does it mean? How do we use it ah?
You arrive at a party and the party is rubbish. There's like one person
you don't like and the music is rubbish, and you're thinking oh if
I had stayed at home that would have been better than here or at least no different. No more or less
level of fun
Then you can say this
[ah] [I] might as well have stayed at home
Eat the t. I might as well might as well say with me might as well. I might as well
Grammar have stayed we've got present perfect that is because it's a past action
to stay at home that will be a past action so have stayed and
remember of course you can say I may as well may as well have stayed at home
This also could be a response to a suggestion when you want to say well
There's nothing better to do then you can also use this
Should we just shall we go home?
He can say yeah might as well. Now this is the short version. what's the long version?
We might as well go home
So notice in the previous example. We said I might as well have stayed at home
Have stayed because it's a past action which was better
This action is a future action
Might as well go home in the future
There's no have might as well go
home and that verb will not change whether it's he she it doesn't matter. It's always in the infinitive
Now I did just say use it when there is nothing better to do. I don't mean wow
There is nothing better to do I don't mean it like that. I mean it like this
Well nothing better to do I can't think of anything
Like that so so be careful how you use it. Try to use those expressions in the comments and in your real life
That's how you're going to learn. I'll see you in the next class.
See you later.


5個最常用的英文句子 (5 MOST USEFUL English expressions that you didn't learn at school!)

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朱藝雯 發佈於 2019 年 7 月 28 日    Jade Weng 翻譯    Evangeline 審核
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