10 BRITISH SLANG VERBS & PHRASAL VERBS | Lingoda Language Marathon (€567 refund!!!) #Spon

(peaceful music) – Hello, everyone, and welcome
back to English with Lucy. You guys have requested it. I’ve had so many requests
for another slang, British slang video,
so I thought I’d cover British slang verbs and also some slang phrasal verbs as well. Really, really useful. Before we get started,
this video is sponsored by the Lingoda Language Marathon. It’s an amazing opportunity, but I’m not going to talk about it now. I’m going to talk about it at the end. So you can click to the time
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predominantly British, although you will find some
in Australia, for example, and maybe the United States, but most of them are more used in the UK. But in the UK, you will
definitely need to understand these words if you’re going
to integrate with natives. I’m also going to chuck in, include, lots of extra bonus British slang words. Oh my God, that’s hard to say. And I will explain them as I go along. The first one is ‘to fancy’, and I have mentioned this one before, but it’s so important that
I’m going to mention it again. You need to know this verb. You need to know it,
we use it all the time. It has two meanings, it can mean to be romantically
interested in somebody, so an example could be,
I fancied Will for ages and I was gobsmacked when I found out that he fancied me too.’ ‘Gobsmacked’ means shocked, speechless. Now, the other way that we use this verb is to express that we want
or we feel like something. I could say, I really fancy
fish and chips tonight. And that means I really
feel like fish and chips. I want fish and chips. Or in a question, do you
fancy going to the pub? Do you want to go to the pub? Do you feel like going to the pub? Now, note I said, do you want to go, but do you fancy going? Do you feel like going? So, remember that if
you use it in an exam. Right, the next one, number
two is a phrasal verb. It is to dob somebody in. To dob somebody in. This means to report a person
to somebody of authority for a wrongdoing. So, if somebody’s done something wrong, you inform someone in a
position of authority. For example, I can’t
believe Ellie dobbed me in to the teacher for
skipping class yesterday. She dobbed me in. She informed the teacher, who is in a position
of authority, over me. She told on me. She dobbed me in. I remember at school, if
somebody was being mean, I’d say, I’m gonna dob you in, which means I’m going to tell the teacher. (chuckles) Right, the next one, number
three, another phrasal verb. This one is to chat somebody up. To chat somebody up. Now, this can mean two
things in British English. The first one is the more common use and the second one is
slightly less common, it’s kind of used in a more sarcastic way. The first meaning is to talk to somebody in a flirtatious way. To talk to somebody flirtatiously. So, if somebody’s paying me
lots and lots of compliments, I might say, are you chatting me up? Are you flirting with me? I think in America you
might say to hit on. Are you hitting on me? Are you chatting me up? The other meaning is to talk
to somebody persuasively, normally with ulterior motives. For example, say a bouncer
wouldn’t let us into a club, I’ll say, I’ll see if I can chat her up. It doesn’t mean I’m
going to flirt with her. It means I’m going to try and
be really, really nice to her to try and persuade her to let us in. The next one, to be up for something. We use this all the time. Are you up for it? I’m up for it. She’s up for it. The meaning is very simple. It means to want to do something. So, if I am up for going
out, I want to go out, I feel like going out. So, if I say, we’re
going ice skating tonight if you’re up for it, it means we’re going ice skating tonight if you want to come too. It’s very, very informal. Next, another one we use all the time. I use it so frequently, and when I talk to non-native speakers, I try and carefully select my verbs so that I avoid using slangs so that they can understand me better, but pop is the one that I struggle with because I just use it all the time. And pop, the meaning is very simple. Once you understand it, you will be fine. It means to go somewhere usually
for a short period of time and often without notice. So, without notice is
you haven’t advised or the place or the people that
you’re going to go there, you’re going to visit. We often use it with a preposition. I’m just popping out. I’m just going outside for
a short period of time. Or I’m just gonna pop to the shops. Do you want anything? I’m just going to go to the shops. Do you need anything? Or if I say, do you mind
if I pop in for a minute? It means do you mind if I
quickly visit your house for a second? So it’s normally something
spontaneous, unplanned, short period of time, but
it basically just means go. Number six, to go on about. This means to talk continuously
and to talk too much. It’s teetering, it’s only
just on the negative side. So, if I say, ugh, what’s
she going on about again, it means what’s she
talking about continuously and too much again? But sometimes it’s used in
quite an affectionate way. What are you going on about? What’s he going on about? But we sometimes forget the going bit, so what are you on about? What’s he on about? Be prepared to hear people say on about instead of to go on about. Number seven, another phrasal
verb, very important one. Can also just be a verb on
its own, it is to faff around, or you can shorten it
to faff, just to faff. It’s not a phrasal verb in this case. It’s got two meanings,
both are quite similar. The first meaning, the most common one is to spend time doing unimportant things and avoid what you really should be doing. A little bit like to procrastinate but with more emphasis on
doing the unimportant things. What have you been doing? Have you just been faffing around? I’m trying to say what have you been doing have you been avoiding all
the important tasks and just doing meaningless tasks? The other meaning is to
behave in a silly way, so if someone’s being a little bit stupid joking around too much I might say stop faffing around, stop messing
around it could also mean. Faff on its own, stop
faffing, oh I’m just faffing. We don’t necessarily have to
include that around there. Number eight, a verb on its own, to scoff, to scoff, and this in British English
slang means to eat something quickly and greedily. So if I see someone eating their
lunch really really quickly I might say you scoff that, you ate that quickly and greedily. It’s very informal, it’s quite friendly, it’s not necessarily negative if you use it in the right way. So I might say I scoffed my dinner and I went up for seconds. I ate my dinner really
quickly and greedily, and to go up for seconds means to return to the food with your plate to get a second helping. Number nine, another phrasal verb, this one is to crack on
with something or someone because there is a new
use for this phrasal verb. The first one is to proceed
or to progress quickly. You know at the beginning of my lessons I say right let’s get
started with the lesson. I could say let’s crack
on with the lesson, let’s get going, let’s proceed quickly and progress quickly too. Another newer meaning
for this phrasal verb is to flirt with somebody. So if I say I saw James
cracking on with Holly, it means I saw James at least attempting to flirt with Holly. I guess you could think that it’s somebody trying to progress with their relationship with a specific person but please remember that that one is very informal and it’s relatively new. The last one number 10 is to skive. It’s a verb on its own, but you can add the preposition off and say to skive off. It means the same thing. The definition is to avoid work, school, or a particular duty by leaving early or by just not going, staying away. I might say I’m going to
skive off this last lesson because the teacher just
reads off the slides. If they’re just reading off the sides, it means they’re just reading
the words on the presentation, they’re not adding anything extra. It was my pet hate. It was something that
particularly annoyed me at school and at university. Why just read me the presentation if I can read it myself at home. Let’s not go into too much detail. Or you could say, oh I think
Tom skived off work yesterday because he called in sick. He said he was ill on the telephone and then I saw him in the shopping centre. Naughty. Have you ever skived off work? Comment below if you have. Right, so those are the 10 British slang phrasal verbs and verbs. Why is that so hard to say? Now I’m gonna have a quick chat to you about the Lingoda language marathon. Really recommend you stay on because it’s such a great opportunity. The vast majority of you are here to improve your English. What better way than doing a
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