📲 texts with tea v. 2 incorrect shorthand to save time. I’m here to teach you this slang featuring a random conversation with a friend.
Americans often text in grammatically
ur - shorthand for you are -> u r -> ur (你是）
lmao, laugh my a** off - for when you find something really funny. interestingly, these days lmao is often used as a reply like 嗯 — it’s like when someone types hhhh they aren’t actually laughing in real life. (哈哈哈?)
wru - where are you -> where r u -> wru (lazy way to say 你在哪儿)
sup - a way to ask how someone is doing
— what is up -> wassup -> sup (roughly 你好吗)
bros - could mean actual brothers or just friends
gotcha - I understand
— got you -> got ya -> gotcha (我明白)
grab a bite - go eat food (去吃饭)
chill - this word can mean several things
1. chill (cold) - relates to a feeling of coldness, “there’s a chill in the air” (mild 冷)
2. chill (relaxed, relax) - relates to either a state of relaxation or can be used to describe someone who is easygoing and relaxed,
“My brother is great, he’s so chill to hangout with.”
“I’m just chilling, wyd?”
3. chill (meet up) - just like “hang” chill can also be used to describe meeting up. This is how it is used in the text below.
Try using these in the comments if you’d like 😉
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