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English slang refers to informal language that is commonly used in everyday conversation, particularly among young people. It often includes words and phrases that are not commonly used in formal language or in standard English. Slang can vary greatly depending on the region, social group, and time period, and it can be difficult for non-native speakers to understand. Some examples of English slang include “chill” (to relax), “lit” (exciting or fun), “bae” (a term of endearment for a significant other), and “sick” (cool or impressive).

10 American Slang Words You Need to Know

For many international students, moving to the United States can be daunting. Not only are they exposed to a myriad of unfamiliar customs, they are also bombarded with a myriad of unfamiliar American slang words.

Because these words are often not included in a formal English education, it can be grueling for international students to grow accustomed to their widespread, and arguably excessive, use.

Here’s a run down on some of the most common slang. It will help you understand your friends better, it will help you fit in and of course it will help you avoid any more embarrassing situations.

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