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In this video, you'll learn 20 of the most common words and phrases in English.
Hi, everybody! My name is Alisha. Welcome to the 800 Core English Words and Phrases video series! This series will teach you the 800 most common words and phrases in English. Okay, let's get started!
First is...
1. “Hello.”
“Hello.”
“Hello.”
“Hello” is the most basic greeting that you can use. You can use it with your friends, with your family members, with your co-workers. Any time of day is fine.
“Hello. How have you been?”
“Hello. How have you been?”
“Hello. How have you been?”
2. “Excuse me.”
“Excuse me.”
“Excuse me.”
So, “excuse me” is the expression you can use when you bump into somebody or when you need to interrupt somebody who's working on something. It's a nice like apology expression to use.
“Excuse me. How much is this?”
“Excuse me. How much is this?”
“Excuse me. How much is this?”
3. “I'm sorry.”
“I'm sorry.”
“I'm sorry.”
So, we use “I'm sorry” in cases where we make a mistake. So, I did
something wrong or I did something bad, I use “I'm sorry” to apologize.
“I'm sorry. It was a typo.”
“I'm sorry. It was a typo.”
“I'm sorry. It was a typo.”
4. “Good night.”
“Good night.”
“Good night.”
So, “good night” is the expression we use at the end of the day, when we want to say goodbye to someone or when we want to wish our family members a good night of sleep.
“Good night, grandma.”
“Good night, grandma.”
“Good night, grandma.”
5. “Nice to meet you.”
“Nice to meet you.”
“Nice to meet you.”
So, “nice to meet you” is the expression we use the first time we meet someone. We don't use this like the second or the third time we see someone, only for the first time. “Please come in. Nice to meet you.”
“Please come in. Nice to meet you.”
“Please come in. Nice to meet you.”
6. “How are you?”
“How are you?”
“How are you?”
So, “How are you?” is used as a very general greeting. When we see our
co-worker for the first time, when we see a classmate for the first time, we ask, “How are you?” meaning what's your condition right now?
“It's been a long time. How are you?”
“It's been a long time. How are you?”
“It's been a long time. How are you?”
7. “Yes.”
“Yes.”
“Yes.”
So, “yes” is the word we use to agree with something or to show we think something is good or correct. You can use “yes” in any of those cases.
“Yes, this one please.”
“Yes, this one please.”
“Yes, this one please.”
8. “No.”
“No.”
“No.”
So, “no” is the opposite of yes. We use it when we want to disagree or show that we think something is not good or is maybe not the best option.
“No, I haven't eaten yet.”
“No, I haven't eaten yet.”
“No, I haven't eaten yet.”
9. “Thank you.”
“Thank you.”
“Thank you.”
So, “thank you” is used to express your appreciation for something. You can use this after you received a gift or someone does something for you.
“Thank you very much for the invitation.”
“Thank you very much for the invitation.”
“Thank you very much for the invitation.”
10. “I'm…”
“I'm…”
“I'm…”
So, “I'm…” is the reduced form of “I” and “am,” becomes “I'm”. Make sure to clearly pronounce that /m/ sound, like when you're introducing yourself.
“I'm Jon.”
“I'm Jon.”
“I'm Jon.”
11. “Goodbye.”
“Goodbye.”
“Goodbye.”
So, “goodbye” is one way to say like something at the end of the day, usually, to say “bye” to someone. Goodbye sounds a little bit more formal than just “bye,” but you can use it to sound polite.
“Goodbye. See you again!”
“Goodbye. See you again!”
“Goodbye. See you again!”
12. “bad”
“bad”
“bad”
Okay, so “bad” is a word that means not good. You can use it to describe something you don't like or that you think is inappropriate.
“Be careful of bad people.”
“Be careful of bad people.”
“Be careful of bad people.”
13. “good”
“good”
“good”
So, “good” is the opposite of “bad.” You can use it when you want to express that you like something or that you think something is positive.
“My teacher is a good person.”
“My teacher is a good person.”
“My teacher is a good person.”
14. “pretty”
“pretty”
“pretty”
So, “pretty” is used to describe someone or something’s physical appearance, something that we think is beautiful.
“I have a pretty girlfriend.”
“I have a pretty girlfriend.”
“I have a pretty girlfriend.”
15. “ugly”
“ugly”
“ugly”
So, “ugly” is the opposite of “pretty.” We use this word to describe
something that we think is not pleasing or is unpleasant.
“ugly face”
“ugly face”
“ugly face”
16. “easy”
“easy”
“easy”
So, “easy” is used to talk about something that is not difficult. It's maybe something that's simple to do.
“easy exam”
“easy exam”
“easy exam”
17. “difficult”
“difficult”
“difficult”
So, “difficult” describes something that is hard or something that is challenging to do.
“difficult problem”
“difficult problem”
“difficult problem”
18. “near”
“near”
“near”
“Near” is used to talk about something that is close to us. It's something that we can go to quickly and easily.
“I live near the university.”
“I live near the university.”
“I live near the university.”
19. “far”
“far”
“far”
So, “far” is the opposite of “near.” “Far” means something that is a great distance from something else. There's like a long way to get to something.
“The station is far from here.”
“The station is far from here.”
“The station is far from here.”
20. “small”
“small”
“small”
So, “small” is the opposite of “big.” We use it to describe things that are little. You can use it for concepts, for objects, or for people.
“small mistake”
“small mistake”
“small mistake”
Well done! In this lesson, you expanded your vocabulary and learned 20 new useful words. See you next. Bye-bye!

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