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Each language has thousands of words. Based on the information from Oxford English dictionary, there are 171,476 English words in current use. However, you as a learner of English as your second language, need only several thousands of them.

Learning new English vocabulary and words is important

While knowledge of words is not sufficient to put together correct English sentences, learning new vocabulary is still very important part of your study. Without words you can’t describe and say what you want to communicate to other people.

Examples of main word categories are here:

1. nouns (man, woman, time, child, mother, father, hand, year, day)
2. verbs (do, have, be, say, get, see, look, want, use, find, tell)
3. adjectives (good, bad, big, little, small, first, last, old, young)
4. prepositions (to, for, in, on, from, at, with, about, of)

In this video you can learn some interesting differences between American and British words.

If you want to check the basic English vocabulary

I assume that when you are reading these pages, you have some basic knowledge of English vocabulary. However, if you want to check our list of basic and most frequently used English words, check this list of basic English vocabulary.

Our 2-step method:

In order to help you to understand correctly when somebody uses a slang word in a speech or conversation, we have created a concept based on examples from movies.

As you probably know, you can hear lots of slang words in American movies and TV shows.

The method is very simple, yet very effective.

STEP 1. Listen to slang words in short video samples in real-life situations

These are the examples of some English slang words, which you will certainly hear in many conversations with English speakers on a daily basis.
So the best way to master them is to learn them in context in real sentences. And I am pretty sure that the best context is your favorite movie or TV show 🙂

STEP 2. Practice them in short exercises
Jeff has been on the ______ (drinking alcohol) since his wife left him.
Slang sample
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The aim of this post is to provide a list of English words that are frequently used in English language on a daily basis. These words and terms (many of them are slang words) form a basis for solid understanding of everyday informal English.

Since most of these words are from American movies, you can click on each word to see the whole sentence, in which they were used. As a result you will learn the meaning of that word in context.

Collocations | Idioms | Phrasal verbs | Words

(222 terms)
cuddleintimate hugging, touching
sodacarbonated drink in a can (US)
laylover, partner for sex
dimeten cents
irreparableunable to be repaired
to glareto give a look with anger
goofballfoolish or stupid person (usually male)
hagugly or hysterical older woman (negative)
to spareto prevent someone from having or listening to something unpleasant
seasoningterm for herbs and spices
whopperbig exaggerated lie
to roastcooking method using dry heat
dateperson you start seeing as a girlfriend or boyfriend
proma dance party for high school students
sabbaticalperiod of leave for university professors
pimplea small inflamed swelling of the skin
jabbertalk quickly, babbling talk
streakseries of events without interruption
busboyassistant of waiter
sweeteneradditive for making food sweeter
runspath or area for skiing
exhaustedvery tired
to dateto start seeing someone (as a girlfriend or boyfriend)
awkwardclumsy, embarrassing person
to recollectto remember, to recall
bitch (about something)complain aggressively and excessively
to be giftedto have a talent
midsummermiddle of the summer
foolproofsomething that cannot go wrong; immune to failure
push (someone)to provoke
to bugto bother or annoy somebody
frozenpreserved by freezing
slutwhore, prostitute
fancydecorative, fashionable
loretraditional knowledge
to basteusing small amount of water during roasting or cooking
quitleave a place or a job
moron stupid person (slang)
bitch (about something)complain aggressively and excessively
to popto have a drink
crappysomething of low quality
to interjectto interrupt and add something in a discussion
rudeimpolite, indecent
paperworkrecorded notes or information on paper, documents to be processed on paper
hustlefraudulent scheme to make money
scamswindle, fraud
featimpressive and heroic achievement
to crushto squeeze (money from something or someone)
mellowcalm, soft
chickpretty girl
maggotdespicable person
stuck-uparrogant, snobbish
stubbleshort hair on man's face
loserperson who doesn't win (used in any situation)
misconstrueto understand something incorrectly
(something is) set (something is) ready
footagevideo recording
pronelying with the face down
to runto cost
dateperson you start seeing as a girlfriend or boyfriend
fellowsfriends, close people
chopped (meat)cut by a knife or other sharp tool
to dig somethingto like something
to dishonorto cause a shame or disgrace
jabberto talk quickly
to dupeto trick someone to believe in something that is not true
douchecontemptible man, stupid bastard (slang)
houskeepinghouse cleaning service
scrapbookbook with blank pages to write memories and insert photos
straightwithout interruption, non-stop
hackydisgusting, filthy, dirty
weirdstrange, bizarre
crankybeing easily irritated and angry
jerk-offvulgar and insulting word for a male, idiot
terrificgreat, very good
paychecksalary, payment for a job
majormain subject of study
gigperformance (music)
periodmenstruation, menses
mookstupid person
seldomnot often, rarely
walk-upapartment in a building without an elevator
strikingvery good looking
innocencenot being guilty
cooninsulting term for a black person
bullshitstupid talk
cornyembarrassing, stupid,dull
bathtublarge container in the bathroom that you fill with water and use to wash the body
shitheadstupid idiot (offensive)
to carveto separate meat using knife
to textto send an SMS message via cell phone
dorkstupid guy
grandthousand dollars (slang)
filthydirty, disgusting
slampieceperson (usually woman) with whom you have only sex and not a real relationship
scumbagdespicable person
showersintermittent rain
to take to rob, to steal
showdownface to face confrontation
slutwhore, prostitute
racoonanimal with black/gray fur
to ditchto end a relationship
to be accommodatingto be helpful and friendly
awesomegreat, fantastic
gumssoft tissue in mouth
hottiehot and attractive girl
primeto be ready (for sex)
bracesorthopedic device for legs
takeamount won
microwavemicrowave owen used to reheat food
spicesseeds, fruit or roots used for food flavouring
to yellto scream, to speak with loud voice
cablecable television
minced (meat)cut to very small pieces
limoshort term for limousine, large luxurious car
flavourspecific taste
spookeccentric person
membermale penis
repelto cause others to avoid him/her, to drive away
dingbatstupid person
maggotdespicable person
lockdownprison with high level of security
to trailto lag behind, to be the last
to tackleto catch, to attack and grasp
conningperforming scams or fraud
flockgroup of people who go to church
gorgeousgood looking person (usually woman)
bumblingsomebody who is lacking physical skills
imperviousresistant, immune, sealed
reticenthesitant, reserved
be firedto lose job
greenrookie, greenhorn
to figureto imagine, to think
crackerpoor white man in Southern US
to drill (someone)to ask repeatedly
hunkgood looking male (slang)
powdertype of snow similar to powder
singlesomeone who does not have a partner
to dump (somebody)to end a relationship with somebody
to dig (something)to like something
staggoing solo to a party (without a partner)
ringerperson who is cheating in a competition
to slugto drink quickly in large gulps
bookwormperson who is always studying or reading books
to kickto die
lardpig fat
bartenderbarman, barkeeper
geekeccentric or odd person
makeshiftimprovised, temporary
machismoessence of masculine behavior
headhunterperson who searches for new talented employees
lousypoor, cheap, miserable
lunacybeing crazy, craziness
brothliquid where meat or fish were boiled
fridgerefrigerator, home applience for food storage
straightheterosexual person
lowlifeperson of low social class or poor character, often a criminal
pussyweak man who has no courage
crappoor, terrible, low quality (slang)
to compto give for free as a promotional gift
busterinformal term for addressing a man
cutshare of profit
densmall room
gratuitysmall amount of money given in return for service
horseshitbullshit, nonsense
gookinsulting term for a Asian person
to be composedto be emotionally stable
grease (somebody)slang term for killing somebody
write-upwritten note
ironcladrigid, not flexible
manhoodqualities that men can be proud of
glowingextremely positive
to sufferto be affected by something
to barfto vomit, to puke
dinerperson who often eats in restaurants
lamepoor, unpleasing
to off (somebody)to kill somebody
tipsyunstable walk after drinking too much alcohol
itineraryplan of vacation trip
nondescriptwithout any specific characteristic or class
windowsillflat horizontal board at the bottom of the window
candidfrank, sincere
backsiderear side of a human body that we sit on
to pigeonholeto categorize people
scrubcancel and leave (informal)
to strandto leave someone stranded
titsboobs, female breasts
prissoverly nice person
uprootto leave your home and go to live somewhere else
campfirea small outdoor fire for cooking or warming
ingredientelement or component of food
herbsplants used for food flavoring
moaningsounds that person makes during sex
appallinghorrifying, frightening
vacationtime period for leisure
frostbiteinjury to skin caused by ice
junkillicit drugs (such as heroine, cocaine)
chefprofessional cook
takensomeone who is not single
faggotvulgar term for homosexual male
readheadwoman with red hair
blowoutbig party
thugyoung man who frequently engages in fights
bloodyarchaic adjective similar to damn
fillingedible mix used to fill meat or other food
porchcovered entrance to a building
prenupswritten agreement before marriage
doughthick paste made by mixing flour and water
doablepossible to do
tripstrong experience
flybyclose flight near the target in order to make an observation
to hitto deal a card
to flopto fall on the ground

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