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INTRODUCTION
John: Expressions Related to Romantic Relationships
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 4. In this lesson, you'll learn expressions related to romantic relationships.
John: Americans are very passionate people, so it's only natural that there are many expressions about flirting and love in general.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Sydney: to have a crush
Sydney: hit it off
Sydney: blown away
Sydney: make out
John: Sydney, what's our first expression?
Sydney: to have a crush
John: meaning "to like someone very much."
Sydney: [SLOW] to have a crush [NORMAL] to have a crush
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Sydney: to have a crush
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: If you've ever seen a teen movie, you may have come across the phrase, "to have a crush (on someone)." This expression means to have strong romantic feelings for someone, especially at the initial stage, before dating.
Sydney: If there's a person you know who makes your heart race and you catch yourself staring at him or her all the time, you may have "a crush."
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Sydney: [NORMAL] Do you know Ben from math class? I have a crush on him! [SLOW] Do you know Ben from math class? I have a crush on him!
Sydney: [NORMAL] Do you know Ben from math class? I have a crush on him!
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Sydney: hit it off
John: meaning "to get along very well."
Sydney: [SLOW] hit it off [NORMAL] hit it off
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Sydney: hit it off
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Have you ever met someone for the first time and soon enough you were talking all night? If this happens to you, you can use the phrase "hit it off." It can be used when you make new friends or in a romantic situation. For example, if you meet someone you really like and you get along very well, you can say you "hit it off."
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Sydney: [NORMAL] "Jeff and I really hit it off last night, I definitely want to see him again!" [SLOW] "Jeff and I really hit it off last night, I definitely want to see him again!"
Sydney: [NORMAL] "Jeff and I really hit it off last night, I definitely want to see him again!"
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Sydney: blown away
John: meaning "surprised by something amazing."
Sydney: [SLOW] blown away [NORMAL] blown away
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Sydney: blown away
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Sometimes, you see something really beautiful or amazing, whether it be a movie, a piece of art, or a nice view. When "amazing" is just not enough, you can use the phrase "blown away." You can use this phrase when you see something absolutely breathtaking or wonderful.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Sydney: [NORMAL] "I was completely blown away by the fantastic view." [SLOW] "I was completely blown away by the fantastic view."
Sydney: [NORMAL] "I was completely blown away by the fantastic view."
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Sydney: make out
John: meaning "to kiss for a long time."
Sydney: [SLOW] make out [NORMAL] make out
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Sydney: make out
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: If you've ever seen a popular teen movie, you may have heard the phrase "make out." This actually means to romantically kiss for an extended period of time. The origins come from an expression from the 1600s meaning "to get along." It was first recorded in a romantic sense in the early 1900s.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Sydney: [NORMAL] "He's so cute, I really want to make out with him." [SLOW] "He's so cute, I really want to make out with him."
Sydney: [NORMAL] "He's so cute, I really want to make out with him."
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: Two friends go to dinner and have a great time.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: hit it off
John: "to get along very well"
John: A girl canโ€™t stop thinking about a guy at her gym.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: to have a crush
John: "to like someone very much"
John: A girl wants a passionate kiss from her boyfriend.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: make out
John: "to kiss for a long time"
John: A dad buys his daughter a car for her birthday.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: blown away
John: "surprised by something amazing"

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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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Hi Listeners! Do you know any other related slang expression? Post them in the comments.

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citrus009
Sunday at 06:42 AM
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Hello,

At the first time, I didn't get it "make out".

But I read the passage I totally understood at all.

Thanks a lot.

Koena889
Thursday at 09:46 PM
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Good.

Prathna
Wednesday at 10:43 PM
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Speaking is very fast, I think.

Sue
Wednesday at 01:12 PM
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The lesson is really great! I love the pronouciation. But it is a little bit fast to me.