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You've been studying english a long time you know you're good, but then you visit an english-speaking country, and you're like

I know my english is good. Why don't I understand you and you I don't understand you you in the back

I don't understand you. Well. We have a Few English expressions

Which you probably didn't learn in school, but we use all the time

So here are five really useful really common English expressions

Number one is not fast not bothered. What does it mean you?

[want] to go for dinner and your friend says where shall we go for dinner Italian food Thai food

What kind of food and you want to say?

Everything sounds great. This is good. This is good. This is good. [I] have no preference you could say

I'm not fast usually we contract it - not [fast]

pronunciation that sounds like it bust bust

Not facet no and eat the tea

so not fast not fast where do you want to go not fast or

Not bothered not bothered not fast. This is a super common way to say I have no preference

Whatever you suggest. I'm happy with it and personally [I] am terrible at making [decisions]

So I use that expression all the time where do you want to go? I'm not first? What do you want to do today [Ali]?

I'm not bothered. You're really not helpful

Hmm. This is basically every conversation

I ever have with my friends number two fair enough pronunciation be careful of that end R

Remember British English has linking R

So that end [R] sound links into the next word fair enough fair enough

Say with me fair enough, when do we use it we want to say that's acceptable. That's okay

I accept that that's a that's fine

It's your birthday party, but one friend cannot come why because they're working. I mean it's bad, but

You're not going to be angry your friend from working they have to work so your response is going to be

That's that's fair enough. You have to work. I understand hmM now

The whole sentence is that's fair enough, but most commonly we lose that

You have to work fair enough

So in [arguments]. This is a great way to stop an argument when you don't want to continue arguing

Maybe you and another person have different opinions on religion politics

Whatever you want to stop the argument for example. I'll learn [trub]

very simply you can say

You love tripp fair enough fair enough

This stops an argument because you're saying okay your that's your opinion. This is my opinion

You're not going to change my [mind]. I'm not going to change your mind. Let's stop done

The next one is to say I suppose so commonly we lose the eye

[we] just say suppose so but in conversation

We speak fast so it sounds like suppose, so yeah suppose, so but what does it mean?

One reason is when you agree to do something and you're saying hmM. I?

Don't see why not why not, okay fine?

for example

Perhaps a young boy is saying to his mum. Can we get some ice cream and the mum wants to say?

Okay, [I] why not sure

Yeah, [I] suppose so so maybe she doesn't completely want to but she's also saying I don't see a reason

Why not?

Remember you agree with something so it could be someone says something

Oh, I think he's a zombie [and] you want to say hmm. Yeah, I think that's true. I think you're right you could say

Hmm. Yeah, I suppose so looks pretty zombie remember the pronunciation the you we usually drop it sounds more like

[Bows]

spose

Suppose, so next one I'm afraid

Blah blah blah remember that I'm afraid means I'm scared yeah

But in another context you can use it to say in a polite way, I'm sorry, but Bla Bla

So it could be to refuse something it could be to give information. Which is maybe bad news

if

Someone invites you to something can you come to my party, but you want to say ah I'm so sorry I can't

then you could say this ah

I'm afraid I can't the pronunciation

We've got the schwa afraid afraid I'm afraid I'm afraid I

can't

pronunciation should be very careful ah

stay with me ah

can't I'm

Afraid I can't I'm afraid I can't

Remember of course in this context. I'm afraid means. I'm sorry not I'm scared [now]

[with] missing a word here. I'm

Afraid that I can't but typically we don't usually put [to] that

We just [say] I'm afraid I can't I'm afraid he can't she can't

Or much more simple and more versatile. I'm afraid not. I'm sorry [no]

Do you want to come out tonight? I'm afraid not are you feeling Super British now?

Well, you should after this fifth expression which is this

May as well or might as well this expression is super super common. You definitely need to learn it

So what does it mean? How do we use it ah?

You arrive at a party and the party is rubbish. There's like one person

you don't like and the music is rubbish, and you're thinking oh if

I had stayed at home that would have been better than here or at least no different. No more or less

level of fun

Then you can say this

[ah] [I] might as well have stayed at home

pronunciation

Eat the tea. I might as [well] might as well say with me might as well. I might as well

Grammar have stayed we've got present perfect that is because it's a past action

to stay at home that will be a past action so have stayed and

Remember of course you can say I may as well may as well have stayed at home

This also could [be] a response to a suggestion when you want to say well

There's nothing better to do then you can also use this

Should we just shall we go home?

He can say yeah might as well now. This is the short version. [what's] the long version?

We might as well go home

So notice in the previous example. We said I might as well have stayed at home

Have stayed because it's a past action which was better

This action is a future action

Might as well go home in the future

There's no house might as well go

Home and that verb will not change whether it's he she it doesn't matter. It's always in the infinitive

Now I did just say use it when there is nothing better to do. I don't mean wow

There is nothing better to do I don't mean it like that. I mean it like this

Well nothing better to do [I] can't think of anything

Like [that] so so be careful. How you use it try [to] use those expressions in the comments and in your real life

That's how you're going to learn I'll see you in the next class. See you later

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