Sl@ng = Gírias

Uma maneira muito legal de aprimorar o inglês é praticando o uso de gírias (slangs). No site abaixo há várias slangs que serão muito úteis nas conversas diárias.

A cath: um bom partido
A hot potato: Uma "bomba", um "abacaxi"
All or nothing: Tudo ou nada
A pice of cake: Coisa muito fácil, moleza

Barbie: "Patricinha"
Big deal: Grande coisa!


Chill out:
Fique frio!
Cool: Legal

Done: Feito
Dorc: Bobo, sonso


Flip flops: Sandálias havaianas
Freak: Fantástico
Get off may back!: Larga do meu pé
Get out of my face!: Suma!
Give me a break: Dá um tempo!
Georgeous: Fantástico, estonteante
Gotcha you!: Te peguei!
Gosh!: Nossa! (surpresa)

Hangover: Ressaca
Hold on: Espere um minuto
How's the hanging?: Qual é o babado?

I don't give a damn!: Não ligo a mínima!

Jerk: Tonto, idiota
Keel cool!: Fique frio!

Nerd: CDF, pessoa esquisita
Noway!: Sem chance!
Nuts: Biruta, maluco

One for the road!: "Saideira", último gole


Short stuff: Nanico
Stuff: Coisa
Sunday drive: Barbeiro, mal motorista
Take it easy!: Calma!
To butt in: Intrometer-se
To bug someone: Amolar, aborrecer alguém
To be grounded: Estar de castigo
To be out: Estar fora, não topar
To drump someone: Dar o fora em alguém
To flunk: Bombar, ser reprovado
To go bananas: Ficar louco
To goof around: Matar o tempo, não fazer nada
airhead: stupid person.
"Believe it or not, Dave can sometimes act like an airhead!"
amigo: friend (from Spanish).
"I met many amigos at Dave's ESL Cafe."
ammunition: toilet paper.
"Help! We're completely out of ammunition!"
antifreeze: alcohol.
"I'm going to need a lot of antifreeze tonight!"
armpit: dirty, unappealing place.
"This cheap motel is an absolute armpit!"
ass [offensive] (1): backside.
"I fell on my ass on the ski slopes."
ass (2): an unworthy and hated person.
"I cannot be friends when you act like an ass."
awesome: great and impressive.
"Dave's ESL Cafe is truly awesome!"
baby boomer: a person born from the end of the Second World War until the early 1960s.
"Dave Sperling was born in 1961, so he's considered a baby boomer."
ball (1): a fun time.
"I really had a ball in Dave's ESL class."
ball [offensive] (2): a testicle.
"After getting kicked in the balls, his voice seemed much higher."
bang (1): a very powerful thing.
"Disneyland is really a bang!"
bang (2): a powerful effect.
"Japanese sake really has a bang!"
barf (1): vomit.
"My dog barfed all over the carpet."
barf (2): vomit.
"Don't step on the barf!"
barf-out: a displeasing person or affair.
"That restaurant was a real barf-out."
bazillion: an infinite number of something.
"Has Dennis really taught a bazillion students?"
B-ball: basketball.
"Do you wanna play b-ball with me?"
beans: money.
"I've worked for this company for ten years, but I still don't have beans."
beat: tired.
"I'm really beat because I was awake all night."
beemer: a BMW.
"He wants to buy a beemer when he makes more money."
biggie: something important.
"I was hoping to get my homework completed, but it's no biggie. "
biker: a motorcycle rider.
"Dave used to be a biker until he got into a serious motorcycle accident."
bitch [offensive] (1): a very unpleasant woman.
"My boss can be such a bitch sometimes."
bitch [offensive] (2): complain.
"Stop bitching and finish your homework!"
bitchy [offensive]: moody.
"I like my friend Steve, even though he can be really bitchy."
bod: body.
"Stalone has a great bod!"
bonkers; go bonkers: crazy.
"If Dave works too hard, he sometimes goes slightly bonkers!"
booboo: a mistake.
"I made a booboo on the last question of the exam."
boob tube: television.
"Benjamin is always in front of the boob tube."
booze: alcohol.
"The ESL party was fun, even though there wasn't any booze."
boss: excellent; great.
"Dave's ESL Cafe is totally boss!"
bread: money.
"Can I borrow some bread?"
brew (1): coffee.
"Every morning Dave needs a fresh cup of brew."
brew (2): beer.
"Do you want another brew, dude?"
brewski: beer.
"I love drinking brewskies!"
B.S.: bullshit; lies.
"I'm tired of listening to your B.S."
bull: bullshit; lie.
"That's a bunch of bull!"
bullshit [offensive]: lie; dishonesty.
"I don't like people that bullshit me"
buns [possibly offensive]: the rear end; buttocks.
"Don't stare at my buns!"
bushed: extremely tired.
"I'm completely bushed."
butt: the buttocks.
"Stop sitting on your butt and help me wash the dishes!"
catch some rays: get some sunshine.
"Let's go to the beach and catch some rays."
cheesy: cheap; outmoded.
"Why are you wearing such cheesy clothes?"
chicken: coward.
"Don't be such a chicken!"
cool: excellent; superb.
"Dave's ESL Cafe is totally cool!"
cooler, the: jail.
"If you drink and drive, you'll end up spending time in the cooler."
couch potato: a person who watches too much television.
"Why did I have to marry such a couch potato?"
crap [offensive] (1): something worthless.
"My furniture is a bunch of cheap crap."
crap [offensive] (2): excrement.
"Yuck! I stepped on dog crap!"
crap [offensive] (3): falsehoods and lies.
"I've had enough of your crap."
deck: to hit someone.
"His wife almost decked him when he returned home with lipstick on his shirt."
dicey: unpredictable; risky.
"Gambling is a dicey occupation."
dinero: money (from Spanish).
"I wish I had more dinero!"
dirt: extremely bad person.
"My ex-boyfriend was dirt."
dirty: offensive; pornographic.
"Stop looking at the pictures in that dirty magazine!"
dorky: strange; peculiar.
"If you keep acting so dorky, you'll never get a girlfriend!"
dude: a male.
"That's really cool, dude!"
dynamite: powerful; excellent.
"Dave gave a dynamite presentation."
dinosaur: something old fashioned or out of date.
"I'd love to surf the Net, but unfortunately my computer is a dinosaur."
el cheapo: something cheap.
"Since I don't make much money, I always purchase the el cheapo brand."
evil: great; excellent.
"Your car is really evil!"
eyeball: to stare long and hard at someone or something.
"Dave eyeballed his daughter's new boyfriend."
eyepopper: something or someone visibly astounding.
"Wow, that girl is truly an eyepopper!"
fab: fabulous.
"Dave's ESL Cafe is really fab!"
face-off: confrontation.
"I think it's time we had a face-off."
fart [offensive]: to expel intestinal gas.
"It's embarrassing to fart on the first date."
fender-bender: small accident.
"This morning I had a fender-bender on the Ventura Freeway."
flaky: unpredictable.
"I waited four hours for my flaky friend to show up."
flashback: sudden memory.
"In Little Tokyo I had a flashback to my days living in Japan."
flick: movie.
"Let's go out tonight and watch a flick."
fox: attractive, alluring person.
"Is it true that Dave is a fox?"
freebie: something that does not cost money.
"My trip to New York was a freebie."
French kiss [possibly offensive]: kissing with the tongue.
"Dave's dog is always trying to French kiss him!"
geek: someone who works too hard, is more intelligent than usual, and is slightly unattractive.
"Bill Gates is kind of a geek."
get it: to understand something.
"Sorry, but I just don't get it."
get naked [possibly offensive]: to completely relax and have a good time.
"Let's get naked tonight!"
glitch: flaw.
"There must be a glitch in this softwware."
go bananas: go slightly mad.
"This project is causing me to go bananas!"
gomer: a dumb person.
"Stop acting like a gomer!"
goof (1): a silly and foolish person.
"What a goof you are!"
goof (2): make a mistake.
I really goofed on the test today."
goof off (1): waste time.
"Stop goofing off and help me clean the house!"
goof-off (2): someone who wastes time and isn't serious.
"A goof-off never does well in school"
goof up: make a mistake.
"Oh no! I really goofed up!"
goofy: silly.
"Kids always make me feel goofy!"
grabbers: hands.
"Have you washed your grabbers, Benjamin?"
grand: one thousand dollars.
"He's making over a hundred grand a year!"
grass: marijuana.
"Have you ever smoked grass?"
grub: food.
"Where's the grub?!"
grubby: not clean.
"I always feel grubby in the morning."
grungy: unclean and stinky.
"Grungy people are not allowed in Dave's house!"
gut: a person's stomach; belly.
"Dave is getting a big gut because he loves chocolate ice cream and beer!"
guts (1): courage.
"It took a lot of guts to ask his boss for a raise."
guts (2): the nature of something.
"Let's get to the guts of Dave Sperling!"
hairy: difficult; dangerous.
"The steep and windy road was really hairy."
hang a left: make a left turn.
"Hang a left at the next corner."

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