The article has been automatically translated into English by Google Translate from Russian and has not been edited.
Переклад цього матеріалу українською мовою з російської було автоматично здійснено сервісом Google Translate, без подальшого редагування тексту.
Bu məqalə Google Translate servisi vasitəsi ilə avtomatik olaraq rus dilindən azərbaycan dilinə tərcümə olunmuşdur. Bundan sonra mətn redaktə edilməmişdir.

How to pass for one in the USA: the 5 most common parasitic words of Americans

These 5 words are constantly used in everyday speech by almost any American. They will come in handy if you plan to communicate with residents of the United States, reports Zen.

Photo: IStock

definitely

It translates as "definitely".

"Definitely" is definitely a word that Americans overuse.

Americans use it to emphasize the end of a phrase. Or to agree with someone.

— Oh, that party last week was so great! (Oh, that party was great!)

— Yeah, definitely! (Yes, definitely!)

Litely

Means "literally". Americans constantly use it in the sense of "really, in fact."

On the subject: Coffee or tea: which is better for our health and mood

This is literally the best hamburger I've ever eaten.

It is also common to use this word in the opposite sense - with an expression that cannot be taken literally. The word "literally" in Russian, by the way, is also often used not in its "correct" meaning.
I'm literally dying of laughter

Hilarious

It translates as "cheerful", "very funny". Used when talking about something really hilarious.
I always think that's hilarious (I always thought it was hilarious).

Also, Americans like to use this word instead of laughter. For example, friends are talking, one joked - the second, instead of laughing, said: "That's hilarious." We also often have a similar reaction: they react to a joke not with laughter, but with the phrase “This is funny / Funny.”

Like

This word has several meanings: “love, like”, “prefer”, “like, like”.

I really like cats. They are like living antidepressants (I really like cats. They are like living antidepressants).
However, Americans often use like as a parasitic word. In Russian, this function is performed by “as if” and “type”. Like appears when a person thinks and tries to find words, it can be repeated several times in a row.

Seriously

Means "seriously".

In two years, we haven't talked seriously (We haven't talked seriously for two years).

Americans love to use this word when they get bad news. This is how they express sympathy.

- I lost my job (I lost my job).

— Seriously? Oh, that's too bad (Seriously? It's too bad).

You may be interested in: top New York news, stories of our immigrants, and helpful tips about life in the Big Apple - read it all on ForumDaily New York.

By the way, in Russian the word "serious" is also often used not in its direct meaning. In response to someone else's phrase "Seriously?" can mean both sympathy and "Are you kidding me?"

Read also on ForumDaily:

Jobs in America: US Post Office hosts over 10 job fairs in California

Cruises for $26 per night: where to book a dream vacation that won't hurt your wallet

Coffee, food, medical care: 10 goods and services that you can get for free in October

Miscellanea English Educational program useful words
Subscribe to ForumDaily on Google News

Do you want more important and interesting news about life in the USA and immigration to America? - support us donate! Also subscribe to our page Facebook. Choose the "Display Priority" option and read us first. Also, don't forget to subscribe to our РєР ° РЅР ° Р »РІ Telegram - there are many interesting things. And join thousands of readers ForumDaily Woman и ForumDaily New York - there you will find a lot of interesting and positive information. 



 
1156 requests in 1,768 seconds.