Learn English with Anglophenia

British Dating Words

Published: 2.11.2024
Level 5   |   Time: 3:10
Accent: British

Anglophenia explains all of the words unique to British dating.

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triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulário Vocabulario

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ turns out [phv] - surprisingly
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ at the best of times [exp] - in the easiest situations
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ get their heads around [exp] - understand
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ terminology [n] - vocabulary
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ blush [v] - turn red in the face because of embarrassment [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ doesn't really come into it [exp] - isn't important
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ boils down to [exp] - the most important part is
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ proper [adv] - very (BrE)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ well [adv] - very (BrE)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ equivalent [n/adj] - something similar to
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ swanky [adj] - rich, luxurious, high-class
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a Fabergé egg [n] - a type of Russian jeweled egg [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Iggy Azalea [n] - a pop singer who sings a song called "Fancy" [image] vocab image [ Link ]
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ make out with [phv] - kiss passionately for a long time
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a peck on the cheek [exp] - a friendly little kiss on the cheek
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ something you're into [exp] - something you enjoy doing
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ chat (someone) up [phv] - talk to someone new because you are interested in them
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ get lucky [exp] - have sex
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ fool around [phv] - kiss and touch in a sexual way
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ seduce [v] - try to attract or have sex with
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ romantically involved with [exp] - in a romantic relationship with
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ until your heart is content [exp] - as much as you want
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ past the realms of [exp] - beyond, more than
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ cop off [phv] - kiss and touch in a sexual way (or have sex)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Austin Powers [n] - a movie character who often says "shagadelic" [image] vocab image [ Link ]

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb,  [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. The woman thinks that English ______ a romantic language.

  2. In this sentence:
    Elizabeth Bennett thought Mr. Darcy was proper fit.
    "Fit" means ______.
    a good match
    in good physical shape

  3. Buff is ______ fit.
    similar to
    stronger than
    the opposite of

  4. Outside of the UK, fancy generally means ______.

  5. In the UK, fancy generally means ______.

  6. The British meaning for the word "fancy" comes from ______.

  7. Snogging means ______.
    talking to someone you like
    passionate kissing
    a small kiss
    having sex

  8. The woman thinks the word "snog" is ______.

  9. It is ______ to snog a relative.

  10. Someone who is "on the pull" could be _______.
    trying to meet someone at a bar
    on a blind date set up by a friend
    on a date with their boyfriend or girlfriend

  11. It is ______ to say, "I am trying to pull my girlfriend."

  12. ______ means "have sex" in American (AmE) English.
    Hit a homerun

  13. ______ means "have sex" in British (BrE) English.
    Hit a homerun

triangle Vocabulary Review 어휘 검토 Revisão de vocabulário Vocabulario revisión

Directions: Change the dating expressions from American to British English.

  1. The new guy in our class is so hot.

    The new guy in our class is well/proper fit.

  2. I think Mary really likes him.

    I think Mary really fancies him.

  3. Well, she should be careful. I think I saw him making out with Carol last week.

    Well, she should be careful. I think I saw him snogging (with) Carol last week.

  4. He was out trying to hook up last weekend.

    He was out on the pull last weekend.

  5. Do you know if they got it on?

    Do you know if they shagged?

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Did any of these expressions make you blush?
  2. Are you more familiar with American or British dating words? What expressions from the video did you already know? Which ones were new?
  3. Are there any terms or expressions from the video that you find particularly interesting or amusing? Why?
  4. How do you think cultural differences in language affect the way people perceive dating and romance?
  5. Are there any similar expressions or terms in your own culture that are used to describe dating and romance? How do they compare to the British terms discussed in the video?
  6. Have you ever experienced a misunderstanding or miscommunication related to dating terminology? How did you deal with it?
  7. Do you know any British or American dating language that has become popular in the last few years? (Try to be polite.)
  8. After a date, who do you talk to about it? How much detail do you include?
  9. Do you think men or women share more details with their friends after a date? Why?
  10. The video starts off by asking some common dating concerns. What is your opinion on these common dating questions?
    - How soon should you text after a first date?
    - Is it okay to hold hands on the first date?
    - How do you navigate the transition from dating to being in a committed relationship?
    - How many dates should you go on before you give up on someone?
    - Is it okay to have a first date on Valentine's Day?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Let me guess. You thought French was the most romantic language there was, right? Wrong! Turns out us Brits have got a language of love to call our own.

Dating can be confusing at the best of times. When should I text? Is it okay to hold hands on the first date?

But on top of all that usual stuff, Americans also have to get their heads around our often confusing dating terminology. Careful now. You might start to blush!

If you think someone is hot or good-looking, you can say that they are fit. Whether or not they're actually in good physical shape doesn't really come into it.

It simply boils down to finding them attractive.

Elizabeth Bennett thought Mr. Darcy was proper fit. "He's well buff," she whispered to herself.

Buff is a word that has the same meaning as fit. The American equivalent would be to call someone a hottie.

Outside of the UK, fancy is generally applied to swanky hotels, Fabergé egg, and Iggy Azalea songs.

But over here, to fancy someone means to be attracted to them.

During the 16th century, the word fantasy started to take on the meaning of desire and was shortened to fancy.

So, if you desired someone, you would say you fancied them.

So, once you've established that someone is fit and you're pretty sure you fancy them, you'll probably want to try and snog them, or as you say in America, make out with them.

Snogging is the best word! I'm going to say it again. Snogging.

Much like making out, snogging should only be used in a romantic context. It is not the same as a peck on the cheek, and you certainly wouldn't go around snogging your relatives. Unless that's something you're into.

Let's say you're out at a bar, pub, or club with the specific goal of chatting someone up and hoping to get lucky. Well, we often call this being out on the pull.

To pull someone can generally mean anything from snogging to a bit of fooling around, and is only really used when you're trying to seduce someone new or who you're not already romantically involved with.

So you wouldn't really say, "I want to pull my boyfriend." That just sounds weird. But you can snog him until your heart is content. Just go and do it behind the bike shed.

Now when two people love each other very much and they're past the realms of copping off with each other, then there's only one thing left to do: shag.

For a seemingly reserved nation, the Brits have a lot of words for, how should I put this, spending the night together.

Yep, shagging, bonking, or getting your leg over are what you Americans might call a home run.

Also, let's say you found someone super fit and you wanted to go all the way with them. You might describe them as being totally shaggable, or as Austin Powers put it, "You're very shagadelic, baby!"

Except we don't really say that. Like ever.