Of the more common British expressions

15 British expressions that to incorporate to your vocabulary

You knew that, to communicate us in our day to day, we counted of average in our salary with 20,000 active words and 40,000 passive ones? But that nonbulging the cºnico;): in our day to day usually we use only between 2,000 and 5,000 words.

Not it tenth we. These data come to us provided by Peter Howarth, deputy director of the center of languages of the University of Leeds, and Susie Dent, lexicographer and expert in dictionaries. Nevertheless, €œbetween 2,000 and 5,000 words€ it is not a number for anything despicable either. Words which are not only the verbs, adjectives and words that have taught to us at school. Colloquial Language and expressions in English are also counted between daily speaking!

This one is the reason by which, in LearnWithZac, we very took in serious not only the rules and norms from the English grammar; also the language of the day to day, as much the phrases done of the British English as the British expressions more to walk by house.

They serve the following 15 expressions common in British English (As much in Spanish as in English) as it shows of very chest that we took this subject in our actual classes from English (to which you are more than invited to attend) and that we hoped are to you helpful 🙂


Which are the expressions most common in British English?

Fancy to cuppa'?

What means: €œYou want a tea cup€.

One of the British expressions that are used pair: We have not been able to resist to us. The tea is an essential one of the British society. A cliche? Also. But that does not clear so that to the 17:00 it must have a good tea cup with his corresponding pastitas in the table.

Example: €œTea Watson, fancy to cup of€ €“ €œWatson, he desires a tea cup to you€.


Nosy Parker

What means: €œGossipy€.

One of the British expressions that are used for: Here we did not walk lacking either indeed of gossipy people. €œMarujos€ and €œMarujas€ we preferred to call to them. €œRadio patio€ if we felt especially creative. And in always rainy England they were not less going to be.

Example: €œHolmes, Is don't piss to sees Nosy Parker, but I must tell you something clears shocking€ €“ €œHolmes, did not want to be one metomentodo, but I must say something to him quite impressive€.


Oh to dear!

What means: €œDear Oh€.

One of the British expressions that are used for: Of the expressions of astonishment in British English €œOh to dear€ the palm takes without a doubt. An expression that, aside from being of most British, we have to recognize that it dismisses an air of elegance and nobility difficult to surpass.

Example: €œOh to dear! Oh to dear! Hurt plows you€ €“ €œSkies! You are wounded€.



What means: It is a term somewhat difficult to translate, but it would come to be when you demand something for you before nobody.

One of the British expressions that are used for: Very useful for when you want to be the copilot, to request the bed of above, the film who is going away to choose to see tonight, first in proving that delicious chocolate cake that is preparation to you your grandmother the one of the town€¦

Example: €œBagsy is like €œdibs€ in America€ €“ €œBagsy is as €œI request it to Me€ in America€.


Easy peasy

What means: €œEaten bread€.

One of the British expressions that are used for: One of the English expressions that you can use as substitute of the well-known €œPiece of cake€, and that mean the same exactly. That is to say, that something €œis absorbed€. As learning to you these same British expressions that today we bring here 😉 to you

Example: €œEasy peasy Holmes, I'm doing it right now€ €“ €œeaten Bread Holmes, I do it right now€.


I'm knackered!

What means: €œI am very cansado/a€.

One of the British expressions that are used for: That why is used? Uses thousands have this expression: after the day of work of Monday, after the day of study of Monday, after the day of vacation of Monday€¦ That yes, for nap no. Such customs are not distilled by British earth.

Example: €œI have to say that Holmes is getting to bit knackered now€ €“ €œI must say that Holmes is a little exhausted already€.



What means: €œSatisfied Happy€.

One of the British expressions that are used for: Colloquial form to indicate that you are enchanted by something. And if something already enchants to you until indescribable limits (as that chocolate tablet that you have in the refrigerator) you can use €œChuffed to bits€. That yes, that consists that €œChuffed€ also means €œPlump€.

Example: €œAnd Scotland Yard is very chuffed with the solved marries€ €“ €œand Scotland Yard is very satisfied with the resolute case€.


Is see what you piss

What means: €œI see that you talk about€.

One of the British expressions that are used for: Nevertheless, its meaning goes much more there of €œI see that you talk about€. Then wanted lector/a; perhaps this one is the form more educated, subtle, obliging, audacious and astute in British English to show to you in discord with your interlocutor. Followed often of a €œBut€ (€œBut€), indeed to introduce the pertinent arguments with which to refute it.

Example: €œIs see what you piss, but Holmes is always to after the appropriate clue€ €“ €œI see that you talk about, but Holmes is always after the suitable track€.



What means: €œVery€.

One of the British expressions that are used for: What is that to use €œVery€ as an English-speaker any? €œBloody€ is more of €œthe British€ than you are going away to find in these lines. Use it without stopping! €œBloody delicious€, €œBloody awful€, €œBloody Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious€ (that, as already we saw in the past article, is one of the accepted words in English longer).

Example: €œWell, that was bloody awful, wasn't it Mr. Watson€ €“ €œGood, that was very horrible, Watson truth€.


That's rubbish!

What means: €œI do not create to you€.

One of the British expressions that are used for: Yes, yes; literally it means €œThat is trash€, but in a metaphoricaler sense of the present British colloquial expression one is used to show to your incredulity towards something or somebody.

Example: €œIt can't sees, that's rubbish€ €“ €œit cannot be, I do not create to you€.


Bob's your uncle

What means: €œIt is absorbed€; €œThat is done€; €œIt already is€.

One of the British expressions that are used for: Peculiar British expression where there are them and that, nevertheless, abounds in these homes. It serves, neither the more nor the less, to indicate that something is the more simple that to prepare a fried egg. That yes, nor idea of whom is Bob.

Example: €œIt eats on, Watson, we'll do to few bars, few dances steps, and Bob's your Uncle€ €“ €œWe go, Watson, we make a pair of steps, a pair of movements, and it already is€.


I'm pissed

What means: €œI am drunk€.

One of the British expressions that are used for: It is not an expression in British English of which to feel particularly proud; but in this eventuality you could need it€¦

PS: much eye, that in English American this same expression means €œTo be angry€.

Example: €œNormally do go on about Holmes when I'm pissed€ €“ €œI am used to speaking of Holmes, when I am drunk€.



What means: That something bothers to you or offends.

One of the British expressions that are used for: The new films of Star Wars, seeing how of a book as Harry to potter: fantastic animal are going to remove other five films, that the following season of Game of Thrones is not worn for the first time until 2019€¦

Example: €œWell, the Scotland Yard authorities were slightly miffed€ €“ €œthe police of Scotland Yard was a little bothers€.


Tea It's not my cup of

What means: €œIt is not of my affability€.

One of the British expressions that are used for: Another form to be in discord from the greater elegance and knowledge to be British.

Example: €œTea Murder's not my cup of€ €“ €œthe murder is not of my affability€.



What means: €œEy, how are you?€.

One of the British expressions that are used for: If you looked for a colloquial expression with which to salute you do not look for more: €œAlright€ it is your better option. Perhaps you even hear it more often than the formal €œHow plows you€.


These expressions, along with the following done phrases and these formal expressions in English will help you to much more extend your lexicon there of the basic vocabulary. Anyway it has rather more in the inkpot! A vocabulary and grammar which always we will be arranged to teach to you here; in LearnWithZac 🙂