These are groups of useful phrases, organized around different topics.
Here are some things that you can say to someone who's seriously sick or in a hospital:
- I'm here for you.
- Is there anything I can do to help?
- You're in my prayers.
- I can only imagine what you're going through.
- I hope you feel better soon.
- How do you feel?
- Can I get you anything?
- Are you comfortable?
- Hopefully you'll be out of here soon.
- Is the hospital taking good care of you?
You may find it embarrassing to talk about, but we all have to use the bathroom at some point. Here are some phrases that you can use to talk about all of the activities that take place in the bathroom.
Things you do in the toilet
- use the bathroom
- take a dump
- take a leak
- wipe your butt
- flush the toilet
- run out of toilet paper
- leave the toilet seat up
- put the toilet seat down
A reader asked about all of the different ways that "get" is used in English. Here are links to dozens of PhraseMix lessons which include the word "get", broken into different categories.
I'm sure I've missed some, so if you think of any other uses of "get" that aren't on these lists, let me know in the comments.
"Get" meaning "receive" or "have"
This morning, I woke up early and felt sleepy. It made me think about crawling back in bed. And then I started to think of all the ways that you can describe sleeping, going to sleep, waking up, staying awake, and so on:
People in Japan use a lot of borrowed English words and phrases. Most of them have the same meaning in Japanese as they do in English. But there are also a lot of "Japanese English" words and phrases which sound like English, but are used differently. Here are some correct English phrases which learners in Japan often replace with Japanese English terms.
If you're from Japan, see if...