8 Answered Questions for the topic slang

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?

What is the word for reserving something for yourself before others do?

In English-speaking TV shows, characters sometimes say something similar to *dips* to say to other people they are taking something for themselves before others do.Neither Google, Wiktionary or... more

07/31/19

Meaning of "Banksy’s your bag"?

In the article about [Dismaland](http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/08/dismaland/) there is a paragraph saying: > Inside the walls of a derelict seaside swimming resort in>... more

07/29/19

How to understand "cat's evening wear"?

I really had a difficult time to understand this. It comes from a book I am reading, and it is used to describe a concept the author speaks highly of.Does it mean that something is very special? Or... more

06/02/19

What’s the difference between [v] たとしても and just the plain ても?

What’s the difference between [v] たとしても and just the plain ても? Example: > (1) 説明書を読んでも分かりにくい > (2) 説明書を読んだとしても分かりにくい

05/11/19

Meaning of "garn" in My Fair Lady?

At the beginning of the My Fair Lady movie, there is a monologue of prof. Higgins like this: Hear a Yorkshireman, or worse Hear a Cornishman converse I'd rather hear a choir singing flat ... more

03/15/19

Should I use contracted forms in scientific presentations?

In a scientific paper am I right in believing that one would write “it is” instead of “it’s”? In a scientific presentation, would one use contracted forms like “it’s” instead of “it is” or is... more

Is it okay to say "what ja doing?" instead of "what ya doing?"?

I live in the Midwest and it is very common to hear people say "what ja doing?" instead of saying "what ya doing?" or "what are you doing?". Is this okay? Is using the 'j' sound instead of the... more

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