Learn New English Vocabulary

 

 

I said too many words in my last episode. There were too many NEW words, so in today’s Short and Sweet episode I will try and explain them. I also remind you of my mission with English Made Simple. Enjoy :)

 

Transcript

Hey muchachos y muchachas, you are listening to the English Made Simple show, this is episode one hundred and one! Numero ciento uno!

Hey amigos, welcome to another episode of the English Made Simple show, my name is Milena from englishmadesimple.net.
How are you?

Hope you enjoyed the last episode, amigos!

You had the pleasure of learning something personal about me and also you got to know Weon Inteligente. It was a lot of fun recording that episode, I was cracking up a lot during the recording.

To crack up – is an informal phrase, it’s slang and 2 words and according to Weon Inteligente, it means to laugh so hard to the point of crying. I just had so much fun with that episode.

Basically, cracking up means to burst into laughter.

Right, what did I say now?

We’ve just started the show and I am already using new words, new phrases which I am sure you haven’t heard of before.

So I said to burst into laughter.

To burst into something – I burst into laughter – to begin to laugh suddenly and without warning. You can also burst into crying, burst into tears.

For example, when my friend Ana told me that she broke up with her boyfriend, she burst into tears. She started crying.

Right, enough of this gibberish Milena, let’s continue with the show.

Today’s episode will be short and sweet.

Let’s get straight into it. Let’s dive into today’s show.

I talked a lot in my last episode. I said too many words. But I didn’t explain them. Just because I ran out of time.

So, today we are going to explain some vocabulary I used in my previous episode. There were some words there that you wouldn’t understand immediately.

So I am going to quickly explain them here in today’s Short and Sweet episode.

And, I also failed to mention my mission with English Made Simple. Duh. I forgot, because I talk a lot and I forget things.

Important things like that you know. Really important Milena.

Some of you might already know my story, story of why I started English Made Simple, if you’ve downloaded the FREE Gift on my website you would’ve probably learnt about my story and my mission. If you haven’t received your Free gift yet then go to englishmadesimple.net and download your free eBook.

Well, what I failed to mention in my last episode was that I am on a mission.

On a mission to help 1 million people speak English fluently. One million! I want to help 1 million people help to speak English fluently.

Wow! Good luck with that Milena.

Easier said than done.

Well, I am regularly observing statistics of the show – just to see how I am tracking with my goal – I can safely assume how many people I have helped so far.

I am going to share this with you now. And this is a rough estimate.

So far I have helped 87,000 people approximately in a span of 1 year.
So close to 10% of my target haha only 10%!

Wow, I just have to keep going, so I can reach my goal of 1 million people. Wow!

Let’s continue with today’s show, let’s cover some vocabulary I used in my last episode.

What did I say in the last episode?

I mentioned the word – cringe.

To cringe – CRINGE is spelt as C R I N G E. I said, I cringe every time I hear my own voice when I listen to one of my episodes.

Also, my husband cringes at my silly jokes. He is embarrassed for me.

In Spanish we can describe this feeling would be equivalent to a feeling like.. “es como cuando te da cosa hacer algo” to feel embarrassed about something.

To cringe – to kind of move your body inwardly, when you are feeling embarrassed – avergonzada, hiding your face. You know what I mean? Feeling embarrassed.

You will hear this type of expression from native speakers. They do use this type of expression to describe that they are feeling embarrassed.

Right! Easy peasy?

What’s another interesting word I used in the last episode?

Judgemental. I described Weon Inteligente as judgemental. He is quick to judge. Always critical of others, and he always sounds judgemental.

I hear it used in a negative context. Well it does mean to be negative. To have a critical point of view.

In Spanish this is – prejuicioso.

I also mentioned that I have a twin sister – mi hermana gemela. She is 10 minutes older and 2 centimetres taller than me. I am a shortie, 157 centimeters, but I am taller than Shakira.

Which is great!

Righto. The next word I’d like to clarify is – Weakness.

Opposite of Weakness is Strength.

What are your weaknesses? Cuales son tus debilidades?

The word Weakness means things you are not good at.

Listen up amigos, this is a popular question at job interviews, they could ask you if you have a job interview, they could potentially ask you: what are your weaknesses?

Meaning, are you lacking any skills? That’s normally what this means – what are your weaknesses? What skills are you lacking?

But, the way I answered it was in a kind of a joking manner, I said: one of my weaknesses is Nutella. I can’t say no to Nutella. Or my weakness is Chilean Red Wine, which is delicious. Hard to resist. That’s my weakness.

Well, everyone has some weaknesses, no one is perfect. I am not perfect, but I am close. haha

Ok. Let me ask you then, what are your weaknesses? I’d like for you to try and answer that question. How about that?

We will explore more about this topic next month … the topic of job interviews, working in an office for example, we use a certain type of language in this type of environment. We’ll talk about it more later.

Which means I have to put on my serious face. I have to be serious, damn it….

Until then amigos, you’ve been jamming con la chica Milena, catch you next time. Hasta la proxima!

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