'Colloquial English is a term given to spoken English used in common speech. It is not the same as Standard English and will differ from region to region'.
Hello, dear teachers and folks! I need your help so for me to understand better you native speakers in real-life situations and in everyday conversations. In other words, the kind of language that you could speak with your friends regardless of English grammar, school constructions and whatnot.
I would like you to provide plenty of examples of colloquialisms - add the location if necessary. I will take everything or so. Eg films, videos, websites, you can for instance write a conversation in a particular situation (in a restaurant, on the beach, you have just come across a friend of you that you have not seen for a long time, etc).
Coca-cola = coke
You all = y'all
Going to/want to = gonna/wanna
How do you do = howdo
Having a joke = he's pulling my leg
Isn't, hasn't = ain't
I don't know = dunno
A carbonated soft drink = pop (upper midwestern US)/ tonic (England)/ ginger (Scotland)
Where are you from? = Ya from?
Every other week or twice a week = biweekly
Don't mess up = don't screw up.
What are you going to do? = whacha gonna do?
He watches too much TV = he is a couch potato
That list is not exhaustive at all. It is just to show you how it could go.
I have stumbled upon a couple of websites: PLABWISE™ - Making PLAB Easy; Colloquialism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thank you in advance. Each single post will be appreciated.
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