Phrase Lists

These are groups of useful phrases, organized around different topics.

English phrases for car owners

White car

If you own an automobile, there are lots of things that you have to do to keep it running and in good shape. This article will teach you how to talk about those responsibilities in English.

Financial responsibilities

Most car owners have car payments that they have to make. You make car payments until you've payed off your car loan, or until your car's lease is up.

If you live in a big city...

The 11 best American English phrases to describe being drunk


For whatever reason, English speakers like to come up with creative ways to talk about being drunk. This is a review of some of the most common phrases.

Talk about someone who's a little drunk:

These are phrases to use for someone who's had a few drinks and has started to feel the effects:

I'm a little tipsy.

I was a bit buzzed.

Ithink he's had one too many.

Talk about someone who's very...

How to talk about farm animals in English


The English language has a lot of words for talking about farm animals. You probably already know the names of the most common Western farm animals – horses, cows, chickens, pigs, sheep, and so on. But we also have specic words for male animals, female animals, the young ones, groups of animals, and so on. Let's learn about those terms:


Most English speakers just call an...

What to say in English when someone dies


Knowing what to say when someone dies is difficult, for native English speakers as well as for learners. You may have strong emotions when someone has died, but you also have to think about how other people feel about it. So there are lots of things to take into consideration.

What to say when you find out that someone has died

First, what would you say if you heard that someone famous has...

Talk about your place in society, Part 2: Professions

Blue collar mechanic

This is the second article in our series on describing your place in society. In the last article, we presented ways to talk about wealth. This time, we'll be talking about a person's occupation.

We use different phrases to describe different kinds of jobs.

Blue collar and service jobs

A "blue collar" job is one that involves some kind of physical work. Some examples of "blue collar" jobs...

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