You know that bunch of abbreviations and acronyms and slang in English that appear on social media and that you're dying to know how to use? So it is! This is also important for your English! In this article you will find a very wide list of the main slang in English, you will learn how to create your abbreviations and understand what slang is.
Just as in Portuguese we abbreviate a lot when writing on social networks, in English it is no different. In addition to abbreviations, there are several slangs out there that, if not known, can cause some confusion when it comes to understanding.
Slang is slang. It is a very old form that is part of informal language, day to day, radio, TV, cinema and especially the internet.
Therefore, our objective here is to know the main internet slang, those that always appear on social networks. Notice that I didn't select slang like LOL, ASAP, FYI because they are used a lot even by Brazilians. Here I will show you common abbreviations among native speakers, which are not so well known in Brazil, ok?
As the English language (and all the others) is constantly evolving, it turns out that the difference between fluent and non-fluent speakers is precisely the knowledge and use of these colloquial expressions.
And as everyone here wants to evolve and always learn (because even those who already know English never stop learning), we can't leave the slang behind.
No small talk, let's get to them!
In the video, I explain in detail the following abbreviations
And as I promised, here's a complete list of other slang words in English, one for each letter of the alphabet 😉
Slang in English that EVERYONE SPEAKS
and only you don't
|AKA (Also known as)
: also known as.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, aka Pelé, is a Brazilian soccer player.
| BS (bullshit)
: small talk; nonsense.
That's a bs!
relax, get cold
I'm just going to chill this morning.
| DIY (Do It Yourself): Do It
’s useless at DIY.
| Eyeful: very
attractive person or thing
Paula is quite an eyeful.
suspicious, doubtful (make an analogy with the smell of fish)
That sounds a bit fishy to me.
Expression of surprise
Gosh, you look terrific!
| Hang on: wait
Hang on a minute, I'm almost ready!
| I'm easy: it
doesn't matter to me.
Shall we eat barbecue or Italian food? I'm easy.
| Jerk: idiot
You stupid jerk! You've just broke my glasses.
|Kinda: Like, a little
She is kinda sad.
I luv u, girl!
|MF (Motherfucker): Son of &% [email protected]|
| NP (No Problem):
– Thank you for the money!
| ORLY (oh, really): really?
– You're the best girlfriend ever.
There are a lot of ppl here.
He is so QT!
|RUOK (Are you OK?):
Are you okay?
| SWYP (so, what's your problem?):
So, what's your problem?
We know that, SWYP?
|TIA (Thanks in Advance): Thanks in
Can you bring me the car? AUNT.
|U (you): you
How are u?
|W8 (wait): wait
Hey, w8 for me!
| Xoxo: kisses
Thank you guys! xoxo
| Yep (yes): yes
– Let's go!
How much to make life easier when writing in English on the internet, right?
Also get to know other English expressions to increase your vocabulary, which is the replay of our Today's the Day series, which I do every week with your incredible participation!
Now, pls, let's put it into practice ! When commenting on Today's channels, abbreviate. It will be a way for you to practice and not forget about it.