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YouTubers TEACH YOU 10 English Expressions

YouTubers TEACH YOU 10 English Expressions

Eat Sleep Dreamers what’s going on? How
are you? I am in Berlin, Germany. I’ve been brought here by Lingoda for their Follow Languages
Day event. It’s been amazing! I’ve met so many incredible English teachers, German teachers,
other language teachers, and I thought what’d be really cool, is if they could teach you
their favorite English phrases. Let’s do this. Eat Sleep Dreamers, I have been joined by
Lina. Lina, what is your channel called? – “Lina Vasquez”, or “The Busy Linguist”. – Okay, and you are from Australia? – I am a mix of Latvian-Australian, with a
Peruvian father. – Wow! – There you go. – Crazy combination! Now what is your favorite
English phrase? – Alright, this might be. I mean it’s a bit
rude. Us Australians are known for being a bit vulgar. – Yeah! – “Sh*t’s about to hit the fan” When you know that
something is about to go wrong. – Yeah. – The “S” stuff is about to hit the fan. – Oh that’s brilliant! – For example, you know that you have. Well,
something that I did as a teenager; I crashed my Dad’s car, and I was like “Oh my God! Sh*t’s about to hit the fan” – That’s perfect! ’cause you know he’s gonna
explode at you. – Yes, it’s in that interim phase, of you
know something’s about to go down; either there’s gonna be huge consequences for something,
but it’s not there yet, so you’re like! Yeah, the suspense! – The anticipation of it. Oh that is brilliant.
Sh*t’s about to hit the fan. Thank you very much Lina. – Thank you! – Guys go check out her channel. I’ll put
it in the link below Okay, my next phase is “Out out”. Now that might seem a bit strange
to you guys, but let’s put it into context. So, if I was talking about going out for a
night, I would say “I’m not going out. I’m going out out”. Now, what does that mean?
Well, it’s kind of an exaggerated form. It means that you’re not just having one or two
drinks, you’re having a big night! This is the big version, right? So, I’m going out
out. So I’m going to a pub, a club, I’m doing it big time! I’m doing it big style! Now that’s
the most common use of this “Out out”. I’ve heard people say “I’m staying in in”, like
not just that I’m staying in, but I’m staying in in, like I’m really staying in! I was in
a shop recently, and this shop assistant gave me a small bag, and she said “Do you want
a bag bag?”, and I was like “What?”. She was like “You know, do you want a bag bag? Do
you want like a proper bag? A big bag.”. I’ve never heard that used before. So people play
with this phrase quite a lot, but the one “out out” is really good. So, “Are you guys
going out?” “Yeah we’re going out out, like we’re going out big time!”. Okay, our next
special phrase, “On paper”. Now this means “In theory”, not “In reality”. So there’s
a TV show called Love Island, in which contestants have to find love. Now they often say to each
other, “Oh you’re my type on paper!”, like “In theory, you are my type. I like your criteria;
you’re tall, you’re good looking.”, whatever. But maybe in reality, it’s a different story.
Let’s think of another context, like a plan! Okay, so you’re planning something. You say,
“Okay our plan, it looks good on paper.”, but maybe in reality, it doesn’t work. Something
is wrong; maybe you got the time wrong, or it’s raining or whatever. If something is
on paper, it means in theory, but the reality can be different. Eat Sleep Dreamer’s! Look
who I’ve been joined by! It is Phillip from Amigos Ingleses. – How’s it going? Hola! – Thanks so much for joining us. Phillip,
what is your favorite English phrase? – Well I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite phrase,
but it’s a phrase that I used this morning ’cause I got in a taxi, and the taxi driver
was driving quite fast, and aggressively. I started to feel “a bit iffy”. – Ooh Iffy! Now what does that mean, how do
we describe that? – So it just means that you’re not feeling
yourself. You’re starting to feel a bit sick, a bit strange. – Yeah, yeah, yeah! It’s kinda similar to
dodgy, right? Like “I feel a bit dodgy”. Yeah but “Iffy” is really nice, yeah! “I feel a
bit unwell.” Maybe? – Yes, yeah, yeah! – Did you find a solution for your “iffy-ness”? – Well I almost had to tell the driver to
slow down, and stop accelerating so much, but then he stopped, so I got out, and once
I walked for a bit, I started to feel myself again, but I was feeling a bit “iffy”. – Nice, Nice! Phillip, thank you very much!
I appreciate it! – You’re welcome! – All right here’s another great phrase! “Spitting
image”. If someone is a “spitting image” of someone else, they look exactly like them,
right? So, you could say “Oh my Dad is a spitting image of a football player called David Seaman!”,
right? That means he looks exactly like him. So to be a “spitting image”, you have to look
exactly like someone else. I guess another way to say that would be to be “Doppelganger”.
It’s a German word; a “Doppelganger”. So “My Dad is a doppelganger for David Seaman”, “He
looks exactly like David Seaman”. Hmm! It’s a nice one; a “doppelganger” or a “spitting
image”! So who are you a spitting image of? Let me know! Which famous person are you a
spitting image of? Okay guys, this is brilliant! It’s a super informal way to show that you
are annoyed or angry about something! “‘Something’ is a joke”. Right, so you could say like,
“Ugh, this traffic is a joke!”. That means you are annoyed with it, it’s frustrating
you, whatever it might be. If you’re a football fan, and a player has played really badly,
you could say, “Oh his performance was a joke!”, like “It was terrible! I’m really annoyed
about it!”. So good, so put “anything” and then “it is a joke”, or “it was a joke” – brilliant!
And very informal! Yes Eat Sleep Dreamer’s! Here we have Harry from “Real English with
Real Teachers”. – Hi! – What’s your favorite phrase? – My favorite phrase Tom, and Eat Sleep Dreamer’s,
is “Lippy”! – Yes! – “To get a bit lippy” – What does it mean? – It means you get a bit verbally aggressive. – Okay! – Maybe you’re speaking out of turn. Maybe
you’re saying the wrong things at the wrong time; which I do a lot! – Yes! I think about it with teachers. I remember
teachers being like, you know, maybe you’re being a bit cheeky to them they’d be like
“Oi, don’t get lippy!”, like that kind of situation. – I can imagine your teachers saying that
to you. – Yeah they might’ve said it, sometimes! – “Tom, don’t get lippy!” And maybe in the
pub, sometimes after a few drinks, people get a bit lippy! – That’s true! – You know, you’ve had two pints, you’ve got
a bit over excited, and you’ve said something bad. – Perfect! – So don’t get lippy, be nice! – Thank you Harry! – You’re welcome! – This is another great one! “Whatshisface”,
“Whatshisface”. Now this needs context. So, the other day I saw a famous TV presenter,
here in Berlin; he was filming. Now I know that his first name was Greg, but I didn’t
know his second name. So when I sent the video to my friends of who it was, I said “Oh it’s
Greg Whatshisface!”, because I couldn’t remember his surname. So we use “Whatshisface” to replace
the name of someone, when we can’t remember it. “Oh it was Greg Whatshisface! Aw, I can’t
remember”. I guess it’s another way to say like “Whatshisname”, “Oh it’s Greg Whatshisname!
Aw, you know, like, aw what’s his name? Greg, Greg, Greg Whatshisface!” In the end, I remembered
what it was; it was Greg. No I can’t remember! Okay, my next phrase is “Yay big”. “Yay big”,
what does that mean? Well, it’s a really useful phrase to show someone the size of something.
Now, it’s not an exact way to show them; it’s not a precise measurement, but you use your
hands and you say “Oh, it was yay big”. So for example, if I was showing you the size
of a cat, I would say, “Oh it was about yay big”. I need two hands to do this, but I’ve
only got one at the moment. Or if I was to show you the height of a wall, “It was yay
big”, right? “It was this big.”. So it’s a really fantastic way to show someone the size
of something; use your hands, “It was yay big”. Alright, our next phrase is “To get
round to doing something”. Now this is where you have an intention to do something, but
you haven’t done it yet. Now maybe it’s because you haven’t had time, or you’re just a bit
lazy; it could be lots of different reasons. So, maybe your mum asks you, “Have you cleaned
your room?. “Aw look I haven’t got round to it yet”, like, “I know I will do it, I intend
to do it, but I haven’t done it yet.”. So to get round to doing something. So yeah,
a really nice little phrase; “To get round to doing something”. Okay our next phrase
is “To give me a shout”. If someone says to you “Oh give me a shout”, then they’re asking
you to let them know when you’ve done something. So, in an office you might say, “Give me a
shout when you’ve finished the e-mail”, right? “Give me a shout when you’ve finished the
e-mail”. “Tell me when you’ve finished the e-mail”. You might use it yourself; you might
say, “Oh I’ll give you a shout when I’m done”, “I’ll give you a shout when I’m done”. Like,
“I will tell you when I am done”. So this is a really nice informal way to say to someone
that you’ll tell them something, or ask them to tell you when they’ve done something. So
yeah, a super cool phrase to use informally. What a day it’s been in Berlin! I hope you
guys have enjoyed that! I hope you enjoyed meeting all those fantastic YouTube Teachers
as well. Guys if you’ve enjoyed it, please give it a big thumbs up. Share it with anyone
you know. This is Tom, the Chief Dreamer, in Berlin saying “auf Wiedersehen”.

65 thoughts on “YouTubers TEACH YOU 10 English Expressions

  1. I have been collecting the most commonly used words and expressions from movies and series, some youtube channels, to learn English for a long time. Especially knowing the expressions makes us understand English better. I tried to come across them rather than memorize these words and expressions. If you see more than 1 of these words and phrases in the film or series, you will already have it in mind whether you like it or not. I gathered these expressions and words together and made an application. I'm sure it'll help you a lot.
    Application link:

  2. I don't know, don't like the first girl! … on the other hand Harry from "Real English with Real Teachers" is just awesome … Thank you Tom you are amazing too!

  3. Iffy can also be used when you're a bit skeptical or not sure about something… This plan is iffy. It might not work.
    It could also mean you're undecided…I'm a bit iffy on whether or not I'm going to the party.

  4. The original form of "spitting image" was "spit and image," which in many dialects sounds like "spit 'n' image." "Spitting image" can also sound like "spit 'n' image" in many dialects.

    The expression is believed to have been derived from the biblical story of God creating Adam in his own image from spit and mud.

    In the US, "give someone a holler" is used in addition to "give someone a shout."

  5. Fantastic video! I love seeing youtube teachers do thinga together! I hope you guys all had fun during the Lingoda event 😉

  6. A variation of "going out out" is "I'm coming out" or "I'm coming out of the closet", which means that you are wearing your favourite clothes from your wardrobe. So announce to your friends "I'm coming out of the closet".

  7. What a remarkable lesson !Hope you have a great one!!!.Which place in German do you love the most?BTW,Thanks a million !!!.

  8. Tom. …Once again you showed us that. ..how evolving english language is. I really appreciate your effort to bring something new in your every video.

  9. I've loved this video, Tom🤗.
    It made my day seeing you with Harry and Phillip. My three favourite English teachers together! Yay!
    I've got so many new expressions to use!💞

  10. In American English, you'd hear something like "I don't want any of your lip" or "don't give me any lip", which is the same thing as "don't be lippy".  In the US, some people years and years ago got tired of the phrase "get around to it", so they created a fake coin and named it "a round toit" and would hand it to people who said it.

  11. What a beautiful man. I’m a native English speaker who also speaks Spanish and is learning German. I can’t take my eyes off Tom. He such a sexy bloke, especially that tuft of chest hair coming out of the shirt collar. Uffff! 🤪😈😍

  12. Tom! It was so nice and amazing to meet you in Berlin! I love this new video with Lina, Phillip and Harry! And of course, my favorite word should be this German one: doppelgänger. Thanks for sharing! Lots of love ❤️ Elisabet 😘

  13. Only 'cause I' m watched your videos. From 16 of September I'll be a team leader. Guys, really listen and try to remember what this guy said. He and papa roach (sorry if I written it wrong) really can help you. Right know I now Russian, Latvian, Japanese, English, Polish. So.. U can trust me 😉

  14. Tom, thank you so much for this amazing video! I really loved this video, the vibe of the video made me really happy

  15. I think that maybe Green Day have misunderstood the use and meaning of the expression "whatsherface" when writing the song "whatshername" 😂

  16. Funny how we say 'we're going out' when what we are really mean is going 'inside' a club, pub, restaurant etc. I would have guessed 'going out out' means going out, but outdoors 'out', not indoors 'out'. But it seems to mean going out to be indoors for a long time. Very imprecise colloquialism, this phrase.

  17. Why are English people, especially young ones, so addicted to Germany? Anpu has been there, Callum Beattie singer also loves Germany.
    I was told that the British Empire was in fight for gaining independence from Germany.
    Old English people are addicted to Spain, although they aren't willing to learn the language. Except Tom

  18. Philip reminds me of a story told by my grandmother of a foreign woman in a German taxi which started going too fast for her. She said to the driver "Schlagsahne bitte" (whipped cream please) instead of "Langsamer Bitte" (slow down please). The driver probably thought he'd picked up a crazy fare and instead of slowing down, he sped up – she repeated her request for whipped cream – several times. The two of them probably were terrified of one another by the time she got out.

  19. Sorry Tom, but you just told thousands of people that "yea big" is spelt "yay big" – it is not. Most will never know the difference. Still, don't suppose it matters much.

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