Fun Easy English Classroom May 9


Learn American
English slang
beginning with
letter H
Slang Letter H

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn some slang beginning with the letter H.
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Slang: American English Slang - Letter H

Today learn slang beginning with the letter H.
Slang Definition Usage
hairy dangerous That was a hairy plane trip. I am glad the storm is over.
hammer car accelerator Put the hammer to the floor or we will be late for the wedding.
hang spend time I think that we should hang at the beach today.
hardware weapons The police were surprised by all the hardware the gang members had.
hassle inconvenience Registering for classes is a hassle.
head toilet I really need to use the head.
heave vomit He tried not to heave on the floor.
hep sensible She is really hep.
hickey kiss bite mark She came to school with a hickey on her neck.
high on drugs or alcohol The teenagers look like they are high to me.
hip fashionable He really tries to be hip.
hip shooter talking without thinking type of person He is such a hip shooter.
history someone in the past I don't even think about my old boyfriend. He's history.
hit popular Your proposal was a hit with the boss.
hit go to I'm going to hit the park tomorrow and do some hiking.
hit me lend me Can you hit me another ten dollars?
honcho boss The honcho says that we are going to have an office meeting.
hooker prostitute Her clothes make her look like a hooker.
horny sexually stimulated She said that he gets even more horny during spring.
hot popular She is really hot at the college.
hot sexy I think Halle Berry is really hot.
hot stolen The police stopped them because they thought the car was hot.
huffy angry I will do it soon so please don't get huffy.
hungry eager You need to be hungry to get ahead in the business.
hustle hurry If you don't hustle, we will be late again.
hyped excited The fans were all hyped for the football game.
hyper excited Try not to get hyper.
humungous really big American stores are humungous.
More Slang
From YOUR Teacher: What a hassle

The word hassle is often used in everyday English conversation among native English speakers. Anything which is an inconvenience or a problem can be considered a hassle. Examples include a difficult job, relationship problems, and even maintaining a garden if the person does not like gardening.
Additional Lessons
About These Lessons

The following classroom lessons are great for students who want additional conversation, listening, and reading practice.
  • Conversation Lesson - Intermediate Level. Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language with a written conversation and a conversation notes section.
Conversation Lesson 17 - Discussing a News Story
(Intermediate - Conversation, Reading)

Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language.
Discussing a News Story

Helen: Did you hear about that guy who was struck by lightning?

Mavis: You mean that man up in Maine?

Helen: That’s the one; the blind guy who could see again.

Mavis: I read about him in the paper this week. He’d been blind for about eight or nine years.

Helen: Uh huh. Wasn’t he also able to hear again after the lightning hit him?

Mavis: Right. He didn’t have to wear a hearing aid anymore.

Helen: I think it was a miracle!

Mavis: Me too!
Conversation Notes
  • Maine
  • state in the northeastern part of the United States
  • Uh huh
  • That’s right
  • Right
  • Correct
  • hearing aid
  • device to help deaf or partially deaf persons hear
  • Me too
  • So do I
Source: U.S. State Department
Additional Conversation

This is a collection of 30 situational conversations which focus on a wide variety of communicative and natural encounters in English....these lessons are for beginning students.

This is a collection of 30 situational conversations. Each conversation is accompanied by language notes....these lessons are for advanced students.

English conversation lessons. 52 lessons covering pronunciation, speaking, writing, and grammar topics....these lessons are for beginning students.

English conversation lessons. 30 lessons focusing mostly on communication and grammar topics....these lessons are for intermediate students.
Additional Information
Study Tips
(Beginner - Listening)

Avoid Ineffective Study Methods. An audio lesson to help you study English more effectively. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Great English study tips.
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