This is your much-loved blogger Guru back with another article, this time on the language front…
So people who know me really close will know the story of how bad I was at English in my childhood and they will also know that I have improved a lot and still there is a long way for me to become a regular user.
Earlier today, I was speaking to a friend of mine who is fluent and grammatically sound (He was named oxford by his own teammates), we had a light chat and stumbled upon a few words by other colleagues which showed a lot of Indianism and verbosity (Readers Mind voice: Yeah you’re one to tell this huh? IDJIT!!!).
How do we as a native Indians become a fluent speaker and compete the Native English speakers??
“Improve on your Vocabulary” Sounds Easy but it isn’t right??
To help you through these tough times, Guru to the rescue, here I mention a few words that have an impact on your language and confidence level during the speech.
Note: These are not replacements but are actual words that can be used.
Also, Note: These are not the only words available.
- Very angry —> Furious
Joey: “Dude, I was So Very angry at Ross for ratting me out to my boss”
Chandler (The grammar/Vocab Nazi :P): “Joey, Emotionally Nothing wrong, you could sound better had you used Furious”
Chandler: You could’ve said “Dude, I was furious at Ross for ratting me out”
Joey: “Chandler, Get out of here!”
- Very beautiful —> Dazzling/Lovely/Gorgeous
Joey to his Crush: “Hey, how you doing?? You look very beautiful today.”
Crush: (Stares & feels like joey is harassing her….)
Guru: not getting the girl to respond huh Joey!!, Try using Dazzling/gorgeous…
Joey: What?? No! ..you try and get slapped… I’ll then swoop in and save her from you…
Guru to Joey’s Crush: “Hey, how you doing?? You’re gorgeous today!!”
Joeys Crush: “Oh My god… Thanks. here…” (winks at me and gives her number to me)
Guru Rocks, Joey’s Shocked…
(Guru, The Blogger who is not in this example, cries in a corner because reality is harsh & no girl gives him her number before blocking first. Anyhow)
The Matter with the Verbosity/Copy Communication occurs when we mentally translate the sentence from our language of comfort (for most this is their mother tongue) to English.
Similarly, we’ve researched a lot to compile the below set of most used VERY’s/TOO’s from Oxford Dictionary/Merriam-Webster.com/Life Hackers/English Hackers etc.., for your benefit.
|Very Huge||Massive/ Huge (Stands good for all sizes)|
|Very Boring||Dull/ Dreary|
|Very Noisy||Deafening/ Noisy|
|Very Serious||Grim/ Grave|
|Very/ So Sorry||Apologetic/ Remorseful/ Sorry|
|Very Thirsty||Parched/ Thirsting|
|Very Simple||Straightforward/ Basic/ Simple|
|Very Perfect||Flawless/ Impeccable|
|Very/Too Tired||Exhausted/ Beat/ Fatigued|
|Very/Too Talented||Gifted/ Skilled/ Capable|
|Too/ So Sweet||Thoughtful/ selfless|
|Very Willing||Eager/ Enthusiastic|
|Very Windy||Gusty/ Stormy/ Blustery|
|Very Sure||Certain/ Sure|
|Very/Too Friendly||Welcoming/ Amiable|
|Very Fancy||Lavish/ Rich|
|Very Afraid||Fearful/ Frightened/ Terrified/ Scared|
|Very Glad||Pleased/ Grateful/ Overjoyed|
|Very Good||Excellent/ Nice/ Wonderful/ Marvelous|
|Very Creative||Innovative/ Inventive|
|Very Confused||Puzzled/ Bewildered|
|Very/ Too Slow||Sluggish|
|Very Dirty||Filthy/ Grimy|
|Very/Too Rich||Wealthy/ Well-to-do|
|Very/ Too Careful||Cautious/ Watchful|
|Very Clear||Obvious/ palpable|
|Very Difficult||Arduous/ Demanding|
Give us your version of Very’s/Too’s you’ve heard at your workplace/ College or even in a public transport in the comments section below…
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