6 Answered Questions for the topic colloquialisms

Colloquialisms Slang Regional Dialects

05/05/20

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?

08/04/19

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

07/29/19

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

06/24/19

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

06/24/19

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

06/05/19

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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