Pentru mulți studenți internaționali, mutarea în Statele Unite poate fi descurajantă. Nu numai că sunt expuși la o mulțime de obiceiuri necunoscute, dar sunt bombardate și cu o multitudine de cuvinte de argou american necunoscute. Deoarece aceste cuvinte nu sunt adesea incluse într-o educație formală de limba engleză, studenții internaționali pot fi obișnuiți să se obișnuiască cu utilizarea lor răspândită și, probabil, excesivă. Iată o scădere pe unele dintre cele mai frecvente argouri. Te va ajuta să-ți înțelegi mai bine prietenii, te va ajuta să te încadrezi și, desigur, te va ajuta să eviți situații mai jenante.
Cool (adj) means ‘great’ or ‘fantastic’. It also shows that you’re okay with an idea.
“Okay, cool! I’ll be there at 7:00”(okay with an idea)
“He passed the exam, Cool!”(means “great!”)
To be beat (adj)
To be beat (adj) If you hear a friend saying I’m beat, it means he or she is very tired or exhausted.
“Will you attend the football match with Tiger School?”
“Sorry, I can’t. I’m beat. I did not sleep last night”
Awesome (adj) like “Cool”, it means “excellent”, “great” or “remarkable”. It can be used in a sentence or it could be used in a one word reply.
“That was awesome!”
To hang out (verb)
To hang out (verb) means to spend time doing nothing in particular.
“After this is over, do you want to go hang out?”
“He hung out with his friends all day yesterday.”
To Chill Out (verb)
To Chill Out (verb)simply means to relax. Usually it can be used with or without the word ‘out’. It also means to calm down.
“Since I’m between projects, I think I’ll just chill out.”
“I wish I could chill out about the neighbor’s barking dog, but it wakes me up every night.”
Babe (noun)means an attractive person, especially a young woman. If you refer to someone as a babe, it means that you think they’re hot and attractive.
“She’s a real babe!”
To have a crush (on somebody) (verb)
To have a crush (on somebody) (verb) means being attracted to somebody and would like them to be more than just a friend.
“…The most common sign of having a crush is the feeling that you have a million butterflies flying around inside you when that special someone is around…”
To dump somebody (verb)
To dump somebody (verb) means to stop having a romantic relationship with someone.
“Didn’t you hear? David dumped Sophia last night”
“Wow, I’m surprised. They always looked so happy together!”
Epic Fail (noun)
Epic Fail (noun) means a ‘total failure’ or a “big disaster”
“ManU lost 6-1, can you believe it?”
“Yeah, epic fail!”
Dunno simply means ‘I don’t know’.
“Where’d he go?”