Are you looking for love? Or maybe you’re already in a relationship and want to talk about it? In this video, you will learn common English phrasal verbs we use when we are talking about love and dating. You will learn phrasal verbs that have to do with relationships and romance. Use these with that special boy or girl that you like! It will also help you to understand conversations that you hear in TV shows and movies. You will learn expressions like: “go out”, “check out”, “hit on”, “make out”, “cheat on”, and many more! Try my quiz at https://www.engvid.com/english-phrasa… to practice what you learned in this video. Good luck!
Hello. My name is Emma and in today’s video we are talking about love and dating. I’m going to teach you some very good vocabulary you can use when you’re talking about boyfriends, girlfriends, people you like. You will see these words maybe on TV, in movies, especially if you like romantic comedies, these words come out… Up a lot. So, specifically, what I am going to teach you is phrasal verbs that have to do with love, as well as dating. Okay?
So you might be wondering: “What is a phrasal verb?” Good question. So, if you know what a verb is, a verb is an action. Okay? So some examples of verbs are: “play”, “listen”, “look”, “eat”. These are all different verbs. A phrasal verb is a little bit different. The reason a phrasal verb is different is because you have the verb and a preposition. Okay? So what’s a preposition? A preposition is a word like: “on”, “off”, “over”, “under”, “above”, “below”, “at”, “in”. These are all prepositions. Okay? So, the thing about a phrasal verb is when you have a verb… Imagine the verb “get”, if we add a preposition to it, it changes the meaning of the verb. So, for example, we have: “get on”, “get off”, “get over”, “get under”. Okay? “Get above”. We have all these different phrasal verbs with “get” and each one has different meanings, and the meaning is really in the preposition. Okay? So, we have tons of these in English and we use them a lot in conversation. So today we’re going to look at some ones that have to do with dating.
So, let’s give some examples. Okay? I have here: “hit on”. “Hit on” is a phrasal verb.
We have “hit”, which is the verb, and “on” which is the proposition. Okay? So before we continue I just wanted to point out one thing. There are different types of phrasal verbs. So we have phrasal verbs where the verb and the preposition are together, there’s nothing in between them. So: “hit on” is an example of this. You see “hit” and “on”, they’re together. There’s nothing in here. There’s no person, there’s no object. “Hit” and “on”, the preposition and the verb are together.
Now, there is also a different type of phrasal verb where you have the verb, and then there’s something in between the verb, and then there’s the preposition. So, for example, another phrasal verb we will look at today: “check out”. You have: “Check her out.” So you actually have the verb, the preposition, but there is something in between the verb and the preposition. In this case we have a person. In other cases it might be an object. Okay? There’s also a third type of phrasal verb where pretty much with the third type you have a choice. You can either put the phrasal verb together or it can be separate. Today, we’re mainly, though, looking at either ones that are together like “hit on”, or ones that are separated by a person or a thing, such as: “Check her out.” If you’re a little bit confused, don’t worry because we will be looking at so many examples of what I’m talking about today so you will really understand this concept.
Okay, so let’s look at “hit on” and the meaning of “hit on”. So I have here the sentence: “Dave hit on me.” Okay? So we have “hit”, which is the verb, “on”, which is the preposition. They’re always together. And what this means is it means Dave said something to me, he told me that I was maybe beautiful or pretty, and maybe he asked me for my phone number. When you hit on somebody, it means that you’re showing somebody that you’re interested in them. Okay? So if you ever have seen any movies where you have people in bars or at clubs, you… And this can also be for real life, too, you might have a man go up to a woman and hit on her, meaning he says to the woman: “Can I buy you a drink?” Or, you know: “Can I talk to you? I think you’re very beautiful.” So this is “hit on”. It means you’re telling somebody or you’re showing somebody that you are interested in them. Okay?
Okay, the next one I wanted to look at, the next phrasal verb is: “check out”. So: “The man checked her out.” What does this mean? When somebody checks you out, it means they’re looking at you in a certain way. “Check out”, when we’re talking about dating, really has to do with the eyes.
Learn English: What we call the people we love ❤❤❤
What do you call your boyfriend or girlfriend? Maybe you say “baby”, “honey”, “sweetheart”, “sexy”, or something else? In this lesson, I will provide you with a lot of inspiration for cute nicknames for your loved ones, guaranteed to make their hearts melt!!! WARNING: These terms are NOT to be used with strangers! After watching the video and doing the quiz at https://www.engvid.com/what-we-call-t… ,and leave a comment telling me your favorite terms of endearment. TRANSCRIPT Welcome, darlings, to the lesson. How are you? Do you like my new wardrobe? Today I’m going to teach you about things or names that you can call your partner, your honey-bunch, your significant other. Rainier, Sonja, this one’s for you guys. How are ya? So these are words that we use in English to talk about the one that we love or the one that we love for the moment. In English they’re called terms of endearment. It has nothing to do with deers. But, they are terms of endearment. So, probably the most common ones are things like, as I said to you: “darling”. Now, sometimes we say: “darling”. One word of caution, ladies and gentlemen: These are for people that you know. So, for example, if you’re in a restaurant, please do not call the waitress: “babe”, or “honey”, or “sweetheart”. It is degrading. It is not cool. Women don’t like it. If you know the person, if it’s your baby, your mom, your dad-that’s weird-your child, your boyfriend, your girlfriend, your other boyfriend, your other girlfriend, your dog, your cat, someone who is close to you – please, use these. But if this is a stranger, do not use these. Women, especially, do not appreciate being called these names. We find it insulting because I am not your sugarpie, darling. Unless you want a smack in the face, I’m not your sugarpie. Okay? So be careful. Say these to people you love and know. So, one thing that’s come up that I didn’t know that I found out when I was researching this is back in the… A long time ago in the 2000s or the 1990s, it was popular in rap songs to say: “My boo”. And I thought: “That’s funny, that’s what ghosts say.” But it actually is probably just people who can’t say friend properly-Americans-it comes from the French: “beau”. So in the French language they have the word “beau”, which means boyfriend or girlfriend, but I guess Americans just say “boo”. Honey Boo Boo, oh god, the horror. So, Honey Boo Boo is a really famous little girl, and her name has two names… Terms of endearment together, Honey Boo Boo, you darling. So, “boo” is the French bastardization of “beau”. So, use at will. We make these names by talking about sweet things. For example: “honey”, honey is sweet. Most of these names are older, so that’s why we’re using kind of older things. So, you can just call someone your honey, but then we can have: “honey-pie”, “honey-bun”, “honey-bunny”, “honey-baby”. I think Elvis did this a lot. Then we can be “sweet” something, so: “sweet-pea”, “sweet-cheeks”. Cheeks are here and they’re also your bum. “Sweet-thing”, but I think you should be like: “sweet-thang”, you should say it like that. Then we have: “sweetie” or “sweetiepie”. I don’t know why, but a lot of these have to do with pie. I guess back when they were making these words, they liked pie, and that’s all they had. “Sweetheart”, this is pretty common. You have: “pumpkin” or “pumpkinpie”. Again, it’s the pie. A pumpkin is a big, orange fruit or a veggie, I guess it’s really cute. And: “sugar” or again “sugar-pie”. Again, I can’t stress enough that you cannot just say these to people that you don’t know, you don’t have a relationship with. Be very careful who you say these to because you can use them sarcastically. So, for example, Mel Gibson called a cop or a police officer “sugar-tits”. I don’t think that the cop really enjoyed that, and Mel Gibson in a movie was arrested. So, “sugar-tits”, maybe a term of endearment, but be careful how you use it. You don’t want to get arrested, go to jail. We can also use this, for example, if I am speaking to another girl and I’m trying to kind of be sarcastic with her, I can say, like: “Okay, honey.” So the way that we use it, the intonation that we say it, especially to a stranger, it has a completely different meaning. So, please, again, be careful. We also have things like: “cutie” or “cutiepie”, “angel”, “apricot”. My chiropractor always calls me “apricot”, and I’m like: “I’m not an apricot, sir. I’m a person.” And: “doll”. Now, this is a very, very old expression. You hear it or see it in movies: “a doll” or “dollface”. Again, outdated, we don’t use it as much. More common ones are: “hottie” or “hot stuff”. Hot stuff, baby, oh yeah. They use that in a commercial now. Then we have just names that are silly, like: “snookums”, or “snooky”. I think Snooki was one of the characters in that terrible television show. “Snuggles” and one of my mom’s favourites: “pet”.