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English Vocabulary - Vocabulario de inglés
SLANG WORDS USED IN SONGS

Songs often use slang and colloquial English that you should understand, but never use in formal situations!

Here you will find the translation into normal standard English of the most common colloquial words used in songs (and also on television and movies).

 

ain't: the verb to be or the verb to have in all the forms in the negative, i.e. am not, is not, are not, have not, has not.

'bout: about.

c'mon: come on.

cos, 'cos, coz, 'cause: because.

coulda: could have. 

dontcha, don't cha: don't you.

dunno: don't know, doesn't know.

'em: them.

ev'ry: every.

gerroff: get off.

gimme: give me.

gonna: going to.

getcha: get you.

gotcha
: got you.

gotta: (have) got to.

hafta: have to.

innit (GB): isn't it.

kinda: kind of.

lemme: let me.

lil, li'l
: little.

luv
: love.

musta
: must have.

'n', 'n
: and.

o'
: of.

ol'
: old.

outta (US)
: out of.

sez
: says

shoulda
: should have.

tho'
: though.

wanna
: want to, want a.

watcha
: what are you (Watcha talking about?), what you (Do whatcha got to do).

woulda
: would have.

yeah
: yes.

We thank Diego Arcos Cerda (from Quito, Ecuador) for his contribution.

That's curious!
Granny Smith Granny Smith is a variety of green apples. The name was taken from the Australian gardener Maria Ann Smith, also known as Granny Smith. She was the one who first grew the apple in Sydney in the 1860s.

Descubre el origen de las palabras en The Story behind the Words

 

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