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American way: Slang

American way: Slang 1

24/7
Meaning: All the time; always available; without a break.

Examples:
1) In New York City, a lot of stores are open 24/7.
2) I had to move because my neighbors played loud dance music 24/7.



Ace
Meaning: To do something very well, particularly an examination (verb); first-rate (adjective), or an expert (noun).

Examples:
1) I'm going to ace this exam - I've been studying all week!
2) Lois Lane was the ace reporter for The Daily Planet -- although she did have a lot of trouble uncovering Superman's identity!



Airhead
Meaning: Someone who isn't very smart; a stupid person.

Examples:
1) Susan and Jim are such airheads -- they love sports but they are failing all of their classes at school!
2) I woudn't ask Alaine for the answer -- she's an airhead!



Nail
Meaning: To find or catch someone doing something wrong.

Examples:
1) Jimmy's father nailed him smoking cigarettes.
2) After three years of counterfeiting treasury bonds, the FBI nailed the crime ring.



Armpit
Meaning: An unpleasant or backwards place; an ugly and undesirable city or area.

Examples:
1) Some people think Detroit is the armpit of America.
2) This town is really an armpit.

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. 24/7: suốt ngày và suốt tuần; liên tục không nghỉ; 24/24
. Ace: làm điều gì đó rất xuất xắc, đặc biệt là trong các kỳ thi
. Airhead: đầu óc rỗng tuếch; đầu óc bã đậu
. Nail: tóm cổ; vạch trần
. Armpit: nơi tồi tệ nhất

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Go on, honey! I will follow you wherever you may go! :-))

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Slang 2

An arm and a leg
Meaning: A large amount of money; very expensive or costly.

Example:
My new Mercedes cost me an arm and a leg!



All ears
Meaning: Listening carefully; keenly attentive.

Examples:
1) I was all ears as Svet told me this exciting story.
2) He is all ears for the news.



Behind bars
Meaning: In prison or jail; incarcerated.

Examples:
1) My brother Charlie tried to rob a bank, but the cops caught him and now he's behind bars.
2) I can't wait until they catch the killer and put him behind bars.



Fat cat
Meaning: A person who has great wealth and power; a tycoon.

Examples:
1) Many of the city's fat cats eat at that steak restaurant on First Avenue.
2) Those fat cats in Washington are going to keep pressuring Congress to pass the tax bill.



Nerd
Meaning: An overly intellectual person with poor social skills; an unfashionable and unpopular person.

Example:
I like Stephan, even though he is a bit of a nerd.

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. An arm and a leg: tốn nhiều tiền; đắt tiền
. All ears: chăm chú lắng nghe
. Behind bars: ở tù
. Fat cat: giàu kếch xù
. Nerd: kẻ ngờ nghệch, ngu ngốc, xấu xí...

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P/s: Các bạn đừng gọi cô MeoMup là "Fat cat" nha. Tội nghiệp cô MeoMup. :D

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BLTC ơi, slang Break A Leg có nghĩa là gì?
(nhớ mang máng) Hay là Shake A Leg thì phải?

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@Cô MeoMup,

Shake a leg có 2 nghĩa:

1. Hurry up; khẩn trương
Example: Shake a leg or we'll miss the plane.

2. To dance
Example: Whenever there was music, he was eager to shake a leg.



Show a leg: wake-up; something that you say in order to tell someone to get out of bed
Example: Show a leg! It's past 11 o'clock.


Break a leg: Said to actors for good luck before they go on stage, especially on an opening nights.

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Vậy là MM đã từng gặp cả 2 slangs đó rồi. Thank you, BLTC.

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PRONUNCIATION

LESSON 1
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LESSON 4
LESSON 5
LESSON 6
LESSON 7
LESSON 8


PRACTICE 1
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GIỌNG MỸ

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KARAOKE 1
KARAOKE 2
KARAOKE 3

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MOTHERS' DAY

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THÁI TRINH (9x VN)

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CARTOON 1
CARTOON 2
CARTOON 3
CARTOON 4
CARTOON 5
CARTOON 6
CARTOON 7

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PROUD OF YOU

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CALIFORNIA 1
CALIFORNIA 2
CALIFORNIA 3

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. Alone
. And I Love Her
. Around The World
. As Long As You Love Me
. Aubrey
. Autumn Leaves
. Baby It's You
. Billie Jean
. Blowin' In The Wind
. Broken Vow
. Brother Louie
. Careless Whisper
. Close To You
. Diana
. Everyday I Love You
. Everyday I Love You
. Everthing I Own
. Fernando
. Forever Young
. Georgia On My Mind
. Good bye
. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
. Green Fields
. Hallelujah
. Hallelujah
. Happy Together
. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
. Hold Me For A While
. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart


. I Believe In You
. I Didn't Mean To Hurt You
. I Don't Like To Sleep Alone
. I Have Nothing
. I Swear
. I Will Follow Him
. I Will Surrvive
. I'm Mr. Lonely
. If
. If Life Is So Short
. If We Hold On Together
. I'll Be There
. I Saved The World Today
. It Must Have Been Love
. Kingston Town
. Lay Back In The Arms Of Someone
. Learn To Be Lonely
. Let's Talk About Love
. Livin' On A Prayer
. Loneliness
. Love Letters In The Sand
. Love To Be Loved By You
. Love Will Keep Us Alive


. Memory
. My Destiny
. My Endless Love
. My World
. Night In White Satin
. No Milk Today
. Oh, My Papa!
. One Of Us
. One In A Million
. Over The Mountains
. Rains And Tears
. Rhinestone Cowboy
. Sleeping Sun
. So This Is Christmas


. Soledad
. Sometimes When We Touch
. SOS
. SOS For Love
. Speak Softly Love
. Summer Wine
. Sunny Came Home
. Take Me Home, Country Road
. Tears In Heaven
. Thank You For The Music
. The Day You Went Away
. The Guitar Man
. The Last Waltz
. The Piper
. The Way You Look Tonight
. The World Is Not Enough
. Too Young
. Trouble Is A Friend
. Unbreak My Heart
. YMCA
. You're Always On My Mind
. You're My Everything
. You Decorated My Life
. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
. You Light Up My Life
. You'll Be In My Heart
. You'll Be In My Heart
. You Sang To Me
. You've Got A Friend
. Wishing You Were Here
. Woman
. Words



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