The UK is one of the most popular destinations for Nigerians who want to migrate abroad. While in the UK, there are some British slangs that you will come across and hear from the locals. If you are not from there and have no idea what they mean, it can be very confusing. This article contains 10 British slangs you will most likely hear in the UK and their meanings. You'll want to know what these terms mean as soon as possible so you don't end up getting lost or giving offense.
10 British slangs you'll hear when visiting the UK + their Meanings
Nothing can be more confusing than listening to someone speak and not understanding them, especially when it's a language you think you know.
1. Take the piss (out of someone)
Make fun of someone
When British people want to say that someone is making fun of someone else, they often say that they're "taking the piss out of them." You may hear people say "take the mickey (out of someone)" instead of "take the piss," which means exactly the same thing!
You can use this word to say that you're happy or pleased about something! For example, Femi was chuffed when he got his visa.
A sweet alcoholic drink, often sold in a bottle
British people like to drink. This means they have lots of slang words for alcohol! One example is "alcopop," a sweet drink which is usually sold in a bottle. They taste good but can be dangerous because they're very strong drinks.
In Britain, it's very common to call friends "mate." It means the same as "friend" or "pal."
5. Bob's your uncle
This simply means. "that's it" or "there you go". It is used to indicate that something is done or completed.
This means 'to talk' or 'chat'. For example; "We had a chinwag about our holidays".
7. Sod off!
This is the British equivalent of telling someone to "get lost." It's rude and angry and should not be used unless you want to offend someone or get into a fight.
Minger refers to an ugly person with bad personal hygiene. If someone calls you a minger, they're either insulting your looks or you really need to have a bath.
This is another word for thanks. It's informal but not rude, and can be used anywhere from a grocery store to a bar to work.
This is a slang for 'God blind me' - it's usually said when someone wants to convey surprise. It's the same as saying "Oh My God!" Or "Wow"
There are many other slangs, and learning them all may be tough at first, but with practice, you'll be able to use them fluently.
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