6 Answered Questions for the topic colloquialisms
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
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
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
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