Thanks to the blogging world, I’ve been incorporating lots of interesting terms in English. The cool thing about this medium is that it teaches us (non-native English speakers) words that we’d probably not learn anywhere else. I know books and newspapers are possibly the best source of vocabulary, but I’m not going to lie to you: I’m very lazy when it comes to reading books. I have to read enough for work; I don’t want to keep reading the same kind of material in my leisure time. TV series, movies and songs are also great media to expand your lexicon; I’ve learnt lots of phrasal verbs and slang expressions thanks to them.
Whenever I hear an interesting word or a word which meaning I don’t know, I jot it down in a small notebook.
It’s frustrating to hear words I know I’ve heard before and should have incorporated already. When that happens, I think hard to try to remember its meaning and I eventually look the word up if nothing comes to my mind.
I’ve been doing this since I was teenager. It's fun to go through the old little notebooks and find simple words such as measles, haha! I remember I wrote that one down while watching "Only You"; God, I loved that movie!
So today, I feel like sharing some of the words and expressions I've been learning thanks to you, bloggers! :) Thank you for making the learning process fun and profitable! ;-)
Up until a couple of days ago, I thought that clerical only meant "connected with the clergy", but, nope! It also means "pertaining to office clerks"! Which now makes total sense; I mean "clerk" => "clerical" ...
I like all of these new adjectives (new to me, anyway): nippy, nifty, iffy. Lots of Is and Ys, hehe.
I'll certainly remember in tandem if I manage to connect this expression to this cute pic :).
This is what I thought turtledoves were, haha. It didn't make any sense so I looked the word up. We use the same equivalent word in Spanish, by the way, "tortolitos".
Look at the picture I found when Googling snazzy! I agree :).
Not sure this pic depicts bits and bobs, but the other ones I found were even less clear.
Really? Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears and Charlize Theron under the label strumpet? I disagree.
Well, I bet I'm boring you with this post, so I'll limit myself to one more word; and it's a cute one! Sorry for being cheesy, but he represents purty 100% to me :P.
All pictures (except for 1, 2, 3, 9) via Google.
Hope you're all having a nice weekend! And thanks again for being my teachers! :D