6 Answered Questions for the topic colloquialisms

Colloquialisms Slang Regional Dialects


How can I say "that's awesome" or "that's cool" in Spanish?

When someone says something and I want to say "that's awesome" or "that's cool" what do I say?


Is it colloquially acceptable to use ETA in place of "estimated time to completion"?

Literally, ETA means "estimated time to arrival". It is often used when traveling, like you want to know your ETA to your destination, or the ETA for the package delivery.However, often I find... more
Colloquialisms Grammar Usage American English


In back of'' vs. back of" vs. the spatial sense of "behind" in AmE?

What's the difference to these expressions, as in "The little girl was hiding in back of the tree" vs. "The little girl was hiding back of the tree" vs. "The little girl was hiding behind the... more
Colloquialisms Grammar Usage American English


Should I vs. "Shall I" vs. "Do I" in AE?

In colloquial prose, is there some difference to saying "Should I/we", Shall I/we", "Do I/we" to ask someone's advice?E.g.> Should I call the police?Sounds like I'm asking someone (or myself) if... more
Colloquialisms Grammar Adjectives Word Usage


Using "so" and "very" for ungradable adjectives?

We generally use modifiers such as "so" and "very" for gradable/normal adjectives (water can be quite/so/very HOT, but not quite/so/very BOILING (an ungradable/extreme adjective). Yet would you say... more
Colloquialisms Esl/esol Speech


Is 'very' with a noun colloquial?

I know that we can use `very + noun` to indicate the precision, particularity. Once I wrote this sentence: > I felt like I was with my very family. My teacher said this sound very colloquial,... more

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