American Slang

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Blue Bird

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hello *waving*
i really need to learn some American sang phrases please. I really don't want to talk formally.
Is there anybody who could help in that? *puppy eyes*
 

Anglika

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"puppy eyes" needs context, but it probably means someone is looking at you with their eyes wide open.

Be careful about where and how you use slang - it is only too easy to cause offence when misused! :roll:

This site has a list of American slang terms, but you have to remember that slang continually changes: Commonly-Used American Slang - 280+ Expressions

Also: AmericanSlang
 

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My husband always gives me puppy eyes when he wants me to do a favor for him. That is, he opens his eyes very widely, then sort of lowers his head and looks upward. A very endearing gesture that I can't resist. ;-)
 

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My husband always gives me puppy eyes when he wants me to do a favor for him. That is, he opens his eyes very widely, then sort of lowers his head and looks upward. A very endearing gesture that I can't resist. ;-)

Known to my greyhound owning friends as the "Diana look" :shock:
 

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I'm not a teacher but it happened to me to have an "audio book" called Street Talk. It's basically a recording of dialogues with american slangs and idioms.

First they talk using the standard English and right after they show you a recording using slangs.

Personally I'm not very interested in American slangs but I have to say that this audiobook was very pleasant to listen to and a not painful way of learning informal English. Plus you can learn English intonation and pronunciation because this audiobook is not monotone like most audio materials.

I found the amazon link:
Amazon.com: Street Talk-1: How to Speak and Understand American Slang: David Burke: Books
 
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