8 slang terms to help you learn English | GoProfe

These days it seems like the English language is constantly producing so many new slang terms that it can be hard to keep up. Even for native speakers! To help you out, the team at goprofe.com has compiled a list of some key terms that have recently become popular.


Term: On fleek

Meaning: En punto

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This phrase became popular from a viral video on the social media platform Vine. In the video it was used to describe eyebrows but now it can be used for pretty much anything that’s considered on point.  

Term: YOLO

Meaning: Solo se vive una vez


This term is actually an acronym that combines that first words of the English phrase “You Only Live Once”.

Term: Twerk

Meaning: Perrear


Twerking is a dance move that originally comes from the black community in New Orleans. However, it was recently popularized from Miley Cyrus’ 2013 performance at the MTV VMA Awards.

Term: Bae

Meaning: Nene / nena


Bae is another slang term that is also an acronym. Bae takes the first letters from the English phrase “Before anyone else”. It is commonly used as a pet name for one’s significant other.

Term: Bye Felicia

Meaning: No me importa


This term is the only one on our list that comes from a movie. It was originally used in the 1995 film “Friday” and has for some reason become incredibly popular recently.

Term: Cray cray

Meaning: Loquito


Cray cray is really just a slang way to say crazy. It’s not much more complicated than that.

Term: Thirsty

Meaning: Desesperado


Thirsty is the English equivalent of the Spanish “tener sed”. However, this word recently acquired a new slang meaning that refers to a person that is desperate for something, especially another person’s attention.

Term: Basic

Meaning: Básico / aburrido


Basic is another word that already existed in English but has acquired a new meaning. This word describes a person who isn’t very interesting or unique and seems to like very mainstream things. It’s basically the opposite of a hipster.

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Now that you’ve gotten a basic overview of some new vocabulary, it’s time to practice with your teacher. Find a private English teacher in Spain with goprofe.com.




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