Get over yourself is often said to someone acting in a snobbish or superior or overly self-involved manner; it simply means jangan ge-er (gede rasa) in bahasa Indonesia. Here are some English phrases related to ge-er: - Get over yourself! = Jangan ge-er deh! - I'm blushing. = Gue jadi ge-er nih. - I don't want... Continue Reading →
I've seen many English language learners write "Thanks God it's Friday!" Sorry guys, it's wrong. You can either say "Thank God it's Friday!" or "Thanks to God it's Friday!", but never "Thanks God it's Friday!" Thanks to God is a shortened version of thanks be to God. In this article I'll show you how to use... Continue Reading →
I've had a lot of Indonesians ask me the English for pulsa telepon. They thought the English for pulsa is pulse and refill for isi ulang pulsa. That is wrong. So, in this lesson I'm going to show you some English phrases related to pulsa telepon. - I'm running out of credit on my phone.... Continue Reading →
A lot of English language learners find themselves shy and feel uncomfortable when speaking English, especially when they speak to foreigners, but they're not shy when speaking in their own language. They fear that they might make a fool of themselves. What if they don't understand me? What if I forget everything I want... Continue Reading →
Ramadan is a special month for all Muslims around the world. We fast during this month, meaning we don't eat and drink from sun up to sundown. In celebrating this holy month, I specially made this lesson for Indonesian English learners. 1. Break the fast (verb) = berbuka puasa 2. Fast-breaking (noun) = buka... Continue Reading →
Dumb /dʌm/ As an adjective, it means stupid or unintelligent, but as slang, it functions as an adverb, meaning very. Examples: That exam was dumb hard! The journey to Budapest was dumb long. She is dumb tall.
Example: It's your birthday, Demi. Why the long face? Meaning: Why do you look so sad on your birthday? Synonymous: - Why are you sad? - Why are you unhappy? - Why are you upset?
If two or more people get together, they meet each other in order to do something or to spend time together. "We should arrange a get-together with our friends from college soon." Get-together (noun) means an informal social gathering or meeting.
The phrase hit the hay simply means go to bed. The term hay was used in the USA to mean bed. In the early 20th century, the mattresses were often sacks stuffed with hay (hence the similar phrase hit the sack). Synonymous: Catch some Z's meaning to sleep. Example: All I want to do is go home and catch... Continue Reading →