Angol nyelvterületen a szleng és az ironikus kritizálás már-már művészeti ág, aminek igen nagy mestere Simon Cowell, az amerikai X-faktor atyja. Cowell híres és hírhedt modoráról, ám az biztos, hogy ha sértegetésről van szó, nincsen párja. Persze, az angolok is könnyedén felveszik a kesztyűt, ha vicces visszavágásokról van szó, legyen akár szóban vagy SMS-en keresztül. Szeretnél néhány vicces fordulatot tanulni a szigetlakóktól? A most következő Celebangol bejegyzésünkben mesterfokra emelheted angol kritizálási képességedet!

 

Slang is a kind of language consisting of very informal words and phrases. Slang is more common in speech than in writing. Slang words are often used in a particular context or by a particular group of people.

 

Pre-intermediate

 

Some Insulting Slang

English Meaning Hungarian
airhead (US) a silly, stupid person idióta
bugger (US,UK) a disliked or pitiful person, usually a man gazember, szánalmas
dead-beat (US) a dull, lazy, unreliable person csavargó, lusta
jerk a stupid person idióta, szemétláda
zero a worthless person, someone who's done nothing worthwhile in life értéktelen ember, nulla
annoying making you feel angry bosszantó
rack to cause physical or mental pain to someone kínszenvedés
torture to cause physical or mental pain to someone kín
geek a computer and IT expert számítógép zseni
flake an unreliable person who says they'll do something, but then doesn't do it megbízhatatlan ember

Now, can you find the mistakes in the sentences? (some sentences are correct)

1. A zero person is silly and can be very stupid.
2. A geek is computer expert.
3. You have made me very angry. This situation is so annoying.
4. James’ voice is a nightmare. Her audition was a torture.
5. We have never trusted in him because he is a flake.
6. He is a big zero. He hasn’t done anything in his life.
7. He thinks he know everything, but he is just an airhead.

 

Key (pre-int.):

1. a zero person → an airhead, 2. computer expert → a computer expert, 3. OK, 4. her → his 5. NO – in! 6. OK, 7. knowS

 

Some insult SMS :)

1. Roses r red, violets r blue,
I was born smart & handsome,
but what the hell happened 2u?

2. Press Down if u think u r MAD.
I can't Believe u Did That!
Again?
For Gods Sake! LORD!!
Why r u Still Doing it?
MENTAL CASE!!

3. Yesterday
I Saw You In My Dreams ... :)
No wonder
I Woke Up
Screaming

4. What is the difference between Monkey & Donkey?
Monkey saves this message
& Donkey deletes this message.
The choice is yours ...

 

English Hungarian
a violet ibolya
what the hell mi a fene
mad őrült
for God’s Sake az Isten szerelmére
no wonder nem csoda
choice választás

Szint: Felsőhaladó / felsőfok
Level: Upper-intermediate / Advanced

 

American Idol and X-factor Judge Simon Cowell shares his most crass, rude, pigheaded insults with you. And of course... with an English accent.

Here, we relive 20 of Cowell's finest comments, dished out to contestants, relatives and even dear old Bob Dylan. (timesonline.co.uk)

1. “You should sue your singing teacher”

2. “I presume there was no mirror in your dressing room tonight."

3. “The end of the animal trade would leave more time to trap or beat to death pop star wannabes”

4. At age 4: "Mum, you look like a poodle"

5. On Bob Dylan: 'A singing poet? It just bores me to tears.'

6. “Shave off your beard and wear a dress. I think you’d be a great female impersonator”

7. "Did you really believe you could become the American Idol? Well, then, you're deaf."

8. "You have just invented a new form of torture"

9. "If you had lived 2,000 years ago and sung like that, I think they would have stoned you."

10. "The look, it was like something out of the Addams Family."

11. "You have the personality of a handle.”

12. "I’m tempted to ask if you sang that the night before your wife left you."

13. "You look like one of those creatures that live in the jungle with those massive eyes."

14. "What do you think we are looking for – a two-year-old who can't sing?"

15. "You were having fun. I'm not sure how much fun everyone at home was having."

16. "You came across as a background singer for a background singer."

17. "You sounded like Cher after she's been to the dentist."

18. “Can I ask you a question? Do you and your girlfriend sing together at home? Have the police ever called?"

19. "You are fabulous but it was the singing that was slightly off-putting."

20. Simon: "What normally happens when you sing in public, Deborah?"

Deborah: "I've had a few people cry."
Simon: "I can believe that."

 

Can you find the words if the meanings are given?

1. to make legal claim

2. partially or completely lacking in the sense of hearing

3. to search

4. excruciating physical or mental pain

5. to hurl or throw stones at sy, especially to kill with stones

6. a person who desires to be (or be like) someone else

7. extremely good

8. a part that is designed to be held or operated with the hand

 

Key (Upper-int./Advanced1.):

1. to sue (1), 2. deaf (7), 3. to look for (14), 4. torture (8), 5. to stone somebody (9), 6. wannabe (3), 7. fabulous (19), 8. a handle (11)

 

Can you list at least ten insulting words, phrases from the video?

 

Key (Upper-int./Advanced2.):

horrible, torture, twice as bad as before, we have weeks not decades, never ever ever again, scary, back to planet Earth, annoying, irritating, despise, that was a rack, you have just murdered the track, lippy, sing out of tune

 

English Hungarian
crass durva
pigheaded csökönyös
back to planet Earth visszatérve a Földre
annoying bosszantó, kellemetlen
irritating idegesítő, bosszantó
to despise megvet, lenéz
that was a rack ez egy kín(zás) volt
you have just murdered the track éppen “megölted” , kivégezted a (zene)számot.
lippy szemtelen, arcátlan
to sing out of tune hamisan énekel

How could YOU tolerate all this??? :)


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