These are groups of useful phrases, organized around different topics.
Phrases to describe the activity of swimming
- Go swimming
- Go for a swim
- Go for a dip (in the pool, in the ocean, etc.)
- Take a dip (in the pool, in the ocean, etc.)
- Jump in the pool
Places to swim
- A "public pool" is available for anyone to swim in, sometimes for free and sometimes for a charge.
- An "indoor pool" is inside a building.
- A "kiddie pool" is a small pool that you can buy at a store...
There are a few questions that English speakers ask at the beginning of a conversation. These questions are simple tools to find out if there are any interesting topics to discuss.
You've certainly heard these questions, but you might be confused about how to answer. Here's a list of common answers to the questions "How are you?", "How's it going?", "What's up?", and "What's happening?"
You might know two or three ways to say "Hello" to someone, but there are actually dozens of different expressions.
Why do we need so many different ways to say "Hello"? One reason is that English speakers like to avoid repeating words. If one person says "Hello", the other person might not want to repeat "Hello", but might use one of the following instead:
This is the plain,...
Last year for Valentine's Day, I posted this list of 99 phrases that you can use to express your love for someone. This year, I've put them in categories, so you can understand how to use them a little better.
Do you have anyone special in your life? Which one of these would you like to say to him or her?
Honest and heartfelt
- "I love you."
- "I adore you."
- "I'm totally into you."
- "I love you...
This is a list of phrases for showing appreciation or gratitude to someone in English.
Light "thank you" phrases
If someone does something small for you, you can say:
It's common to follow "Thanks" with a person's name or a word to address them:
It's not often used in American English, but English speakers in Britain and...