I’ve got a great lesson for you!
It’s a video which teaches you 43 phrases romantic English phrases. This is how it works:
- Watch the video of David and Sarah meeting at a hotel bar
- Do this at least twice (turn on subtitles)
- Go below the video to see the list of phrases and their explanations
43 ROMANCE PHRASES, PHRASAL VERBS, EXPRESSIONS & MORE!
Sitting on her own at a hotel bar: to sit on your own means to be by yourself
- You don’t have to sit on your own
- I prefer to sit on my own
Sarah has recently broken up with her long-term boyfriend: to break up with someone is to end the relationship with someone
- have you heard that Jessica and Paul broke up?
- I think he’s going to break up with her
David is, let’s say, a little bit of a player: if someone is a player he/she likes to go out with a lot of people (romantically) without getting into a serious relationship. This is quite informal.
- he’s such a player
- I wouldn’t trust him – he’s a player
He likes to chat up women: to chat someone up means to talk to someone in a friendly way because you are attracted to them
- I don’t have the confidence to go over and chat her up
- Are you chatting me up?
He likes to go out on lots of dates: to go out on a date means to spend time with someone in a romantic way
- He wants to take me out on a date
- Let’s go out on a date this weekend
At the moment he is single too: to be single means to not be in a relationship
- Do you think she’s single?
- Being single is amazing at times
He’s checking the football results on his phone: to check something on your phone is similar to looking something up
- Can you check the weather on your phone?
- I’ll just check what time it starts (on my phone)
He starts to check out Sarah: to check someone out means to look at them to see if you find them attractive – or to let them know that you like them in a subtle way
- Is that guy checking you out?
- Stop checking that girl out – we’re on a date!
He likes what he sees: a fun way to say that he thinks she’s attractive
- Do you like what you see?
- I’m looking and I’m liking
He finds her very attractive: to find someone attractive means to think that they’re attractive
- do you still find me attractive?
- I don’t think she finds him attractive anymore
He thinks she’s very beautiful: Another way to say “find someone attractive”
- You’re so beautiful!
- She’s beautiful inside and out
She has this special aura about her: a special quality that is hard to define
- He just has this aura about him
- There was this aura about her
To see if she’s noticing him as well: to notice someone means to know that someone is there
- I keep trying to catch her attention but she hasn’t noticed me yet
- I’m noticing you noticing me
He’s starting to get a little frustrated: to get frustrated means to feel distressed and to be annoyed
- She hasn’t texted me back yet – I’m getting a little frustrated
- You look frustrated!
He’s trying to build up the courage to go over to her: to build up the courage means to become brave enough to do something
- I need a couple of drinks to build up my courage
- So, I built up my courage and finally asked her out. She said no.
Finally, he gets up out of his chair: to get out of your chair – another way to say it
- Get up out of your chair a second
- There’s no need to get up out of your chair
Walks over to Sarah at the bar: You can walk over, go over, run over or come over to someone
- Is that guy coming over to you?
- Just walk over to her and ask her for her number?
And makes his move: to make your move means to take decisive action in order to achieve something
- Okay, I’m ready to make my move
- I thought you’d never make your move
There is instant chemistry: here, chemistry means sexual attraction
- There’s just no chemistry between them – I’m surprised they’re together
- There’s a lot of chemistry between us
They flirt with each other straight away: behave in a fun way to let someone know that you find them attractive – it doesn’t always have to be serious
- Were you flirting with her?
- Stop flirting with my sister!
Although she’s a little hesitant: to be hesitant to be unsure about doing something or to delay doing something
- you seem hesitant about taking that job
- I’m a little hesitant about doing that diet
She starts to open up about what she does: to open up about something means to start sharing things
- Do you mind if I open up a little about it?
- I think I started opening up a little too much
This tattoo caused the breakup of her long-term relationship: this takes the phrasal verb break up as a noun
- It’s been tough since our breakup
- Breakups are difficult
They’re glancing at each other and flirting a little bit more: to glance at someone means to look at them for a short amount of time – the opposite of staring
- he glanced at his friend before asking me out
- I just glanced at him – he’s very attractive!
David orders two shots: a shot is a small class of alcohol (spirit)
- let’s do shots
- I’ll get us some shots
They raise their glasses: to lift something higher – notice the difference with rise
- Raise your hand if you know the answer
- Rise from your chairs
He downs it in one: to drinks something in one go
- I wouldn’t down that
- I’m so thirsty I could down that big bottle of water
She needs to go back to her room soon to prepare for her presentation: go back somewhere means to return
- Let’s go back to that restaurant we loved
- Want to go back soon?
He hands over his phone: to hand over something means to pass something to someone – in most cases, it’s ordered
- we need you to hand over your phones
- they asked us to hand over our passports
He asks her to put her number in it: to enter her number
- can you put your number in here?
- put your address in here
He thinks about when he’s going to text her next
- I need to text that guy back
- Has he texted you yet?
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