Your question: What are some common British phrases?

How do you greet in British slang?

Starter slang

Hiya’ or ‘Hey up’ – these informal greetings both mean ‘hello’ and are especially popular in the north of England. ‘What about ye?’ is popular in Northern Ireland and is another way of saying ‘How are you?’ ‘Howay’ is popular in the north east of England and means ‘let’s go’ or ‘come on’.

How do British people say water?

Water = BBC America’s Mind the Gap polled our expat readers and a lot chimed in saying “water” is really hard for Americans to understand when said in a British accent. They don’t even know why! It comes across as “WAH-ta” vs. our “wodder.”

How the British say good night?

Useful phrases in British English

Phrase British English
Good evening (Evening greeting) Good evening Evening
Good night Good night Night night (inf) Sweet dreams Good night, sleep tight Good night, sleep tight, hope the bedbugs don’t bite
Goodbye (Parting phrases) Goodbye Farewell (frm) Bye Bye bye See you See you later

Is Bloody a curse word?

Bloody is a common swear word that is considered to be milder and less offensive than other, more visceral alternatives. In 1994, it was the most commonly spoken swear word, accounting for around 650 of every million words said in the UK – 0.064 per cent.

THIS IS FUN:  Your question: Can you name a child London?

What do you call a British girl?

Bird. This is British slang for a girl or a woman.

Why do Brits say innit?

“Innit” is an abbreviation of “isn’t it” most commonly used amongst teenagers and young people. This phrase is used to confirm or agree with something that another person has just said. “It’s really cold today.”

What do Roadmen call their friends?

F – Fam. ‘Fam‘ is one of the most common roadman slang words. Similarly to ‘bruv’, it’s used to greet someone that isn’t necessarily family but you’re very close to.

Do British people say mate?

Mate (noun) So, ‘mate’ is British slang for a friend. But, like a lot of British slang, mate is a word that is used as much sarcastically as it is sincerely. You’re just as likely to call someone ‘mate’ when they’re your friend as when they’re annoying you.

What is British RP?

Received Pronunciation, or RP for short, is the instantly recognisable accent often described as ‘typically British’. Popular terms for this accent, such as ‘the Queen’s English’, ‘Oxford English’ or ‘BBC English’ are all a little misleading. … RP is an accent, not a dialect, since all RP speakers speak Standard English.

What do British people say?

What Brits say vs what they actually mean

What Brits say What you think they mean
You must come to dinner They want me to come
Sorry They’re sorry, but for what?
I might join you later They might be coming later
I’ll bear it in mind They’ll consider my suggestion

What is a posh British accent?

There is one notable absentee from this list – colloquially termed ‘posh’. Technically this accent is known as ‘Upper Received Pronunciation‘ and is widely associated with the English aristocracy and educational institutions such as Eton and Oxford.

THIS IS FUN:  You asked: Is it a good time to visit London in November?