We can see it in their tweets or mobile language. We can listen to it in the street, in songs, in films.
Someone invents a word, changes its meaning or transforms it and immediately it is widespread and becomes trendy.
So, bro, if you don't want to be a dork about language,
check this list and be hella tope.
BRO / BRA(H) : friend, brother
A N00B : Someone with no interest in learning (the 00 stand for zeros)
A FRENEMY: Friend+ Enemy (someone who appears to be your friend but at the same time is antagonistic)
A GANSTA: Someone who is cool and tough (from rap culture)
A WANKSTA: Someone who is trying to be cool
A HATER: Some who is pessimistic and talks constantly about friends and other people
A CATFISH: Someone who pretends to be someone different.
A ROCKET / A SHAWTY: A very attractive girl.
A GOOF ( TO BE GOOFY) : A silly person
A DORK: an awkward person
A NERD: studious person with few social skills
A JERK: Stupid person.
An EMO: a dramatic person, normally depressed and moody. (from a style of music and fashion)
A SILVER SURFER: an old person who is keen on computers.
ADJECTIVES This is the most changing category.
- Positive To be TOPE: TIGHT+ DOPE = extremely good, beyond cool.
To be CRUNK. crazy+drunk= awesome
To be MEGA/SUPER = Extremely
To be SNUG: very cool
To be FLY: cool, attractive, HIP
To be CRAY CRAY: crazy
To be CHILLIN' / CHILLAXIN : To be relaxing
To be SICK/ ILL: to be cool, awesome, delicious
To be MATCHY MATCHY: to be trendy with matching clothes and accessories.
To be BLING BLING: To be great, cool.
To be SALTY: angry, annoying
To be CHEESY/ CHEESEY: to have very low quality
To be BUSTED: to be ugly
To be H: to be "hardcore" very intense
OTHER COMMON EXPRESSIONS
CHEDDAR (not a type of cheese) = money, cash
A RIDE ( Not a car) = Special brand, expensive sneakers
To FRIEND/ UNFRIEND ( adding or removing someone from social networks)
MY BAD= My fault, I made a mistake.
'SUP= What's up?
DOWN= To do something with someone, to agree on doing it.
MY MAINS= close group of friends or family
TO BOUNCE= to leave
A SELFIE= a self portrait with mobile or computer.
TO SUCK= To be very bad
TO ROCK= to be great
A HICKEY= a love mark, from kissing (suck on the skin)
TO PLAY HOOKY/ HOOKEY= not to attend school or some classes without permission
A ZA= a pizza
THE MUFFIN TOP= excess fat falling from you belly.
SHORTENINGS AND ABREVIATIONS
Ttyl = Talk to you later
G2g = got to go
LOL= Laugh out loud
YOLO= You only live once
YOLO= You only live once
OMG = Oh My God / Gosh
BF / GF = boyfriend, girlfriend
BF4L= Best friends for life
1. CHANGE THE SENTENCES INTO TEEN LANGUAGE
a) It would be great if you give me some money
b) My mother always matches her out fit with her earrings and high-heels.
c) I discovered that my friend, who seemed very cool, was a real enemy.
d) My girlfriend is very attractive.
e) I know a girl who is very crazy and stupid. I am going to remove her from my FB.
2. COMPLETE USING TEEN LANGUAGE
a) Please, don't talk about my ...................., you have to be respectful to my family.
b) I don't feel very well. I have to .................... from here.
c) Don't step on my .......................... They are brand new.
d) Don't be a ................... Study and get a job!
c) I met a ......................... at the party who was pretending to be .................... but he was really ....................