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INTRODUCTION
John: Expressions for Describing a Good Friend
John: Hi everyone, and welcome back to EnglishClass101.com. I'm John.
Sydney: And I'm Sydney!
John: This is Must-Know American Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 14. In this lesson, you'll learn expressions for describing a good friend.
John: Your friends will be flattered if you use these to compliment them!
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Sydney: homie
Sydney: squad
Sydney: fire
Sydney: my place
John: Sydney, what's our first expression?
Sydney: homie
John: meaning "friend, close friend."
Sydney: [SLOW] homie [NORMAL] homie
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Sydney: homie
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: A "homie" is a close friend, usually someone from one's hometown or neighborhood. It originated from Latino communities in the US and was popularized during the 80s through hip hop music.
Sydney: This term is used mostly by teenagers and young people. It is not impolite, but very casual and should be avoided in formal contexts.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Sydney: [NORMAL] "That's my homie from preschool over there." [SLOW] "That's my homie from preschool over there."
Sydney: [NORMAL] "That's my homie from preschool over there."
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Sydney: squad
John: meaning "a group of friends, a crew."
Sydney: [SLOW] squad [NORMAL] squad
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Sydney: squad
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: The word "squad" literally means a small group of people committed to a single mission or task. But when used as a slang expression, it means "a group of friends." These friends are usually always together, so much so that they seem like a team.
Sydney: This term is used by young people.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Sydney: [NORMAL] "No one messes with my squad." [SLOW] "No one messes with my squad."
Sydney: [NORMAL] "No one messes with my squad."
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Sydney: fire
John: meaning "really cool."
Sydney: [SLOW] fire [NORMAL] fire
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Sydney: fire
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: "Fire" as a slang word originated with young people in New York City. It's used to mean something is very cool and unique. New music, especially rap, is often described as being "fire," but it can apply to a lot of other things as well.
Sydney: Using "fire" as an adjective is most often used by young people and you will see it a lot online.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Sydney: [NORMAL] "I don't really like him, but the new Kanye album is fire." [SLOW] "I don't really like him, but the new Kanye album is fire."
Sydney: [NORMAL] "I don't really like him, but the new Kanye album is fire."
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Sydney: my place
John: meaning "my house; where I live."
Sydney: [SLOW] my place [NORMAL] my place
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Sydney: my place
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: "My place" may be short for "my place of residence," meaning where you live. People often use this expression to invite others over.
Sydney: For example, if you want your friend to visit you, you could say, "Do you want to come over to my place?"
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Sydney: [NORMAL] Hey Jen, do you want to come over to my place tomorrow? [SLOW] Hey Jen, do you want to come over to my place tomorrow?
Sydney: [NORMAL] Hey Jen, do you want to come over to my place tomorrow?
QUIZ
John: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I will describe four situations, and you will choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
John: A group of friends go to a party.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: squad
John: "a group of friends, a crew"
John: A girl is very close with her friend.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: homie
John: "friend, close friend"
John: A person brings their friend over to their house.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: my place
John: "my house; where I live"
John: A new song comes out that everybody loves.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: fire
John: "really cool"

Outro

John: There you have it; you have mastered four English Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at EnglishClass101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Sydney: Goodbye!

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