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Hi, guys. This is Becky with English Top Words. We are here today to explain something very important, 10 Phrases to Use When You're Angry. Let's begin.
Our first phrase is "It's none of your business." It's none of your business. This means, of course, they don't need to know why you're angry. If someone asks you, "Hey, you don't look happy. What's wrong?" and I don't want to tell them, I say, "It's none of your business. In fact, you don't need to know."
"Shut up." Shut up. Now, I want to just tell you this phrase is considered a bit rude. Be careful. Don't say this to your boss, for example, but this is said a lot with your family. "Shut up. In fact, close your mouth. Don't speak. Shut up." Like if someone's yelling at you, you're just tired of hearing it, you want them to stop talking, you just say, "Shut up." It's very effective. Like I said, though, pretty rude. My mom would not let me say this when I was a little girl.
"Leave me alone." Our next phrase is "Leave me alone." If you're very angry and you don't want to talk or explain what the problem is, someone comes up to you, says, "Hey, what's wrong? You look angry," you say, "Leave me alone." "Go away," in other words. "I don't want to talk." Earlier, I explained, "It's none of your business," and I said, if you don't want to explain what's wrong to that person, you say, "It's none of your business. I don't have to tell you." This phrase, "leave me alone," is more like "go away, just go away." That's the difference there.
"Are you kidding me?" Are you kidding me? "Are you kidding me?" said angry like that. Are you kidding me? It means surprised. I'm so surprised that I'm seeing what I'm seeing right now, or sometimes, it means, "Are you joking? Are you joking with me? I am so shocked at what I'm seeing right now." Are you kidding me? I can't believe this. Or, it might mean, that can't be true. I'm walking down the street and I suddenly see my boyfriend with a girl, and it's clearly a date, or they're holding hands, or something, if I'm really angry, I might go up to them right then and, I don't know, tell my boyfriend, "Are you kidding me? I can't believe this," or we get into a fight privately and I will say, "Are you kidding me? This happened?" Oh, I'll be so angry. Just think about that. Yeah, yeah. Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me, Dave?
"Whatever." Our next phrase, I believe it's a little bit outdated. It used to be a trend to say "Whatever." In a movie, actually, I think 1993 is clueless this is where we heard it a lot at first and they did this, "Whatever." Whatever. Whatever you say to me, I don't care, because I'm not even really listening. Whatever. Please, don't do the "W," that's not really common anymore. Yeah, "whatever." I think, kids would say this to the teenagers, would say this to their parents to be really rude. Like they're saying, "Yeah, and you need to take out the trash tonight." "Whatever, I'm not doing that. Whatever." For example, if your mom, you have a mom here, "Take out the trash." "Whatever. I don't have to do anything, okay?"
"Cut it out." The next phrase is "cut it out." Now, this is usually what a parent would say to a child when they want them to stop doing something. "Stop it," in other words, "Cut it out." Really, it's any situation that you want to have stopped now. Let's say my friend likes to click her pen all the time and I'm getting really annoyed, I would turn to her and say, "Cut it out, Michelle."
"I'm upset." The next phrase is "I'm upset." Upset here means not happy, angry, frustrated. I'm upset. You can say this in many different ways. The intonation is important. If you're trying to remain calm, "What's wrong, Becky?" "I'm upset." I mean I'm really upset but I'm not going to show you. Or, you can really just yell this like, "I'm upset with you. I'm upset.
"Who do you think you are?" Who do you think you are? You say this to someone when you feel that they're being way too proud, maybe way too selfish. They think they're number one. They've done something and you can't believe they were so bold as to do that. Like, "Who do you think you are, Superman? You can't run that marathon tomorrow with no training. Who do you think you are?" "Who do you think you are, the president of the universe?"
"Watch your mouth." Watch your mouth. We say this when someone is using bad language or language we think is too strong for the situation. A lot of parents will say this to their kids, or a lot of people fighting in a relationship might say that to each other. I'm not going to use the language here. If I said something very strong, very rude, my mom or my friend might say, "Hey, hey, watch your mouth. Be careful about what you say."
"You're not listening to me." The next phrase is "You're not listening to me." Pretty clear, right? Yeah. "You're not listening to me. Let me say it again, I don't want to go," or something like that. "You're not listening to me" is used when we're getting angry because we really don't think that person is listening to us. We say, "Hey, you're not listening to me. I've been saying it many times but you're not listening to me. Let me say it again. I want a raise."
Which one of these angry phrases was your favorite? Which one is your go-to? Please let us know in the comments. We'd love to hear it. If you liked this video please hit the thumbs up. Bye. Hi. You can find my mom at, no. My pretty mom is on Instagram.