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"Have some ice cream on the house."
"On the house" here means:

A guard at a club or bar is often called a:

What is another word for the entrance fee to a bar or club?

"This round's on me, guys."
"This round" means:

What is "Happy Hour"?


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158 Comments on “HAPPY NEW YEAR! Bar, club, and party vocabulary & slang”


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Jon::: at 0:50 you said “this around is on me”. Is “on me” means I will pay for it or I will bring it from the bar? I hope you understand my meaning. Thank you & happy new year to you in Canada.

Friday, December 31st 2010

    “This round is on me” means that I WILL PAY FOR IT. For example, if you and I go to a bar and you want a beer then I’ll buy 2 beers: One for you and one for me – that is the round.

    Tuesday, January 4th 2011

Hey Jon,

Again a cool vid – hope you’ll make some more?

I have a request, and I would like to know if you (or other teachers on the engVid-crew) could make a video about adverbs/adjectives. When to use adverbs and when to use adjectives and why?? I think many students are having difficulties with this subject, so I would really appreciate such videos. Thx ;)

I have a few examples if you don’t quite know what I’m talking about:

John eats his food extreme(ly) quick(ly).

PS: Could you make some more grammarly related vids?? Would be cool ;)

Friday, December 31st 2010

Interesting lesson,but I haven’t seen properly what you wrote on the board…

Friday, December 31st 2010

thanks very useful slang , go on mister but plz if u can enlarge your writting font
my greetings

Friday, December 31st 2010

    One word.
    Fullscreen ;)

    Friday, December 31st 2010

      ha!ha!ha!

      Friday, June 3rd 2011

      Everything is quite visible!! And I like that at first goes the story and then the explanation.

      Friday, July 13th 2012

Please write larger letters. My eyes hurt from trying to read what’s on the board!

Friday, December 31st 2010

    To incress the size of everything shown in the web-browser (including the video) try CTRL + + (that means, press Control plus the plus key). To reduce the size, CTROL + – (Control plus less-key).
    Hope that helps.

    Sunday, March 20th 2011

      Hijoun,
      I can’t download the vigdo 100%.i didn’t liston oppereily.
      i would like your cooking vigdo.

      Thursday, November 17th 2011

i like this king of lessons with many slang … i’m looking forward the next one !!!

Friday, December 31st 2010

thank you for your tutor for learning my english

Friday, December 31st 2010

    it should be “teaching me English”.. happy new year.

    Saturday, January 1st 2011

i like that………….very much cos of your presenting

Saturday, January 1st 2011

I am a big fan of engvid but I didn’t like this lesson much bcoz it wasn’t a lesson at all. It was just a kind of speech.. I request u to plz keep the delivery pace slow to make it easy to understand… rest is excellent… Wish u all a progressive and joyful new year..

Saturday, January 1st 2011

    Yeah! Your team work is good but it will better with subtitles. )

    Friday, May 27th 2011

Excellent way of teaching.

Saturday, January 1st 2011

I’m Saleh Ashfeaah l like way to learn english

Saturday, January 1st 2011

I just joined to engvid.com. I liked this video class a lot. Thank you Jon, Happy new year to everybody. =)

Saturday, January 1st 2011

It’s very interesting and useful. I like this video class. Thank you so much. I’ll continue visiting here often.

Sunday, January 2nd 2011

it is really usefull

Sunday, January 2nd 2011

Thanks, nice video and nice quizz.

Sunday, January 2nd 2011

wow! i scored five out of five, thank you :)happy new year!

Sunday, January 2nd 2011

hello plz can you help me i want to download the vidoes but i don’t know how ? pls give me soon answers i m waiting

Monday, January 3rd 2011

    If you go to the site, you should be able to watch the videos. I don’t know what more to say about that. Sorry.

    Tuesday, January 4th 2011

    You cannot download the videos. You have to watch them on the site.

    Tuesday, January 4th 2011

I want to learn how to use ed in writing english sentences. When I need to put ed ending verb.

Tuesday, January 4th 2011

    There are many verbs that have -ed endings. These are sometimes referred to as “regular” past tense verbs. We often use these verbs to talk about a completed action in the past. Unfortunately you just have to know which verbs are “regular” past tense – memorize – or with time you will learn which ones are “regular past tense. For example, I taught a lesson about “New Year”. I am not doing it now, I did it in the past and it is finished.

    Tuesday, January 4th 2011

I do love this video! keep it up bro!

Tuesday, January 4th 2011

thank you is very help for me

Tuesday, January 4th 2011

Hi Jon,
I like your english class. I would like to learn more about “WH-QUESTIONS”, I am very confuse about it. Thank you so much…and It is nice to hear you have been in Perú, I am from Perú…nice country uh?
Thanks again,
Rebeca.

Wednesday, January 5th 2011

tanks teacher it was a good lesson

Friday, January 7th 2011

hello jon,i am from india,ur class is reall good,i have a doubt and little bit confusion in using “want” and “need”. can u pls clear it jon.bye..

Friday, January 7th 2011

    To want something is to desire it, but to need something it can imply a greater necessity. For example, I want some ice cream, but i need to eat. However, sometimes people use need when they really mean want, but they use it to express a stronger desire.

    Friday, September 2nd 2011

Thanks

Friday, January 7th 2011

Thanks Jon. You’re amazing. I liked the way you describe the whole thing step by step. I came to know few new words. Thanks.

Saturday, January 8th 2011

hi please i want your help after 2 months i have toefl exam n i didnt start studying yet cuz i dont know how to start

Saturday, January 8th 2011

    I think there are other teachers that have a more experience with TOEFL than I do, so you might want to ask them. However, if you have any specifics about my lessons, etc I can help you.

    Friday, September 2nd 2011

thank u nice but u have enlarge your writing

Saturday, January 8th 2011

Hi Jon I enjoy ur lesson.

Sunday, January 9th 2011

I enjoyed this lesson. A new teacher, with his own way of teaching, his accent, is a good way
to enhance our English.
Best wishes to you for the New Year
and a lot of new lessons for us.

Sunday, January 9th 2011

thanx i like your way
i feel that it was like a store lool about new year keep going

Sunday, January 9th 2011

Thanks…Ton.your way of teaching is amazing and your voice is very clear.
Khalid

Monday, January 10th 2011

Thanks…JON.your way of teaching is amazing and your voice is very clear.
Khalid

Monday, January 10th 2011

I am so happy to find this site to improve my English!! Thank you for all of your work.
God Bless You Guys.

Thursday, January 13th 2011

hehe they’ll work while watching “how i met your mother”, thanks buddy :)

Saturday, January 15th 2011

Nice class, thank you so much Jon!!!

Monday, January 17th 2011

Really interesting sir…i realy enjoyed it…

Wednesday, January 19th 2011


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I just found this site, and… I love it! I’ll work hard to improve my english with you guys! thanks for the video

Wednesday, January 19th 2011

i am so happy to find this site “improve your English.Thank you from your strugle.best wishes for you and alot of lesson for us.

Wednesday, January 19th 2011

basically, this program is very good n worthy for non-native English people, like me. So, through this box comment, I’d like to thank so much n I do hope in the future time could make more various parts or kinds of the English lesson, especially how to understand American dialect/accent n building vocabulary.
thank a lot.
Alek

Thursday, January 20th 2011

Thanks for the lesson! You’re really cool!
One little maybe stupid question) What does “on ice” mean?
oh, oh and one more question about party! what does the verb “to party” mean?

Thursday, January 27th 2011

    On ice simply means that the drink will be served in a class with ice (frozen water). To party is a verb that describes…celebrating. It usually involves social interaction, sometimes drinks, dancing and games, etc.

    Friday, September 2nd 2011

i found the way to softening when you are drank!!In example: when someone say to you: you are dranked..you can say, sorry, just plastered baby!! , i take note of everything…

Wednesday, February 9th 2011

    Say…he is drunk, not drank. Drunk is the adjective. But you are absolutely correct about suing the word plastered.

    Friday, September 2nd 2011

Love your series mate. Can you teach more colloquial expression? I’ve been spending 2 years on working on it.

Friday, February 11th 2011

    I will, thanks.

    Friday, September 2nd 2011

that was great i would like more class with interesting topics like these…

Monday, February 21st 2011

hi jon,,,
where’s the jhon around here???
hehehehe,,
crack a joke bro,,
:)

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011

Thanks Jon,
For good method of teaching.
Exciting, when you hit your head to the whitebourd while teaching the slong”fool of yourself”.

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011

Thanks Jon, for good method of teaching.
Exciting, when you hit your head to the whitebourd while teaching the slang”fool of yourself”.

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011

Thankx Jon,

Could you please give me some more examples which are used with “this round” and “buzzed” Please post it in reply
:)

Friday, February 25th 2011

I liked this way to learn slang and vocabulary related to everyday situations, usually we learn very formal English but is difficult to find about the typical way the language is spoken nowadays, thanks so much Jon

Thursday, March 3rd 2011

hi dear teacher
does ”this round on me” have the same meaning as ”my treat” has ?

Friday, March 4th 2011

    Essentially yes. However, this round is on me refers to drinks, usually.

    Friday, September 2nd 2011

hi dear teacher
does ”this round on me” have the same meaning as ”my treat”?

Friday, March 4th 2011

I like it
thanks a lot Jon

Thursday, March 10th 2011

got new words

Saturday, March 12th 2011

hi! i need to learn english both in written and spoken so would you help me out please !
i’ll be waiting for your reply ..
thanks

Sunday, March 20th 2011

Thanx for great lesson, Jon. I have one small question for you. Are “elsewhere” and “somewhere else” have the same meaning? Or not?

Thursday, March 24th 2011

i have a question.
Why is that every single question on the quizzes have a grammar mistake. It just confuses me, !
i.e. Can you do me a favour ? really ?
isn’t favor? can you guys answer that. I’m learning english and that is jusy confusing me !

Wednesday, March 30th 2011

    As far as I know, “favor” is American spelling, and “favour” is British. But meaning of both words the same.:-)
    I hope it helped. Best regards.

    Friday, April 1st 2011

      Yes, that is correct.

      Friday, September 2nd 2011

Hi man, i start to enjoy your classes… this is my first time in EngVid and i am haing a good time… learning yo much!!

Thursday, April 7th 2011

Thank you for this useful lesson.

Thursday, April 7th 2011

i enjoyed this ~!! :)

Friday, April 8th 2011

thank you engVid..

Thursday, April 14th 2011

Thank you Jon.

I have benefited a lot from this lesson.

Thank you again.

Tuesday, May 17th 2011

Hi everybody! As I couldn’t understand the expression “3 sheets to the wind” I looked up the origin on internet. ( “sheet” in this specific case is not a “a piece of paper” but a rope for a boat!) As the explanation I found is according to me very nice, I’d like to share it with you: “sheets actually refer to the ropes that are used to secure a ship’s sail. If the 3 ropes used were loose in the wind, the sail would flop around, causing the ship to wobble around, much like a drunk.”

Friday, May 20th 2011

    Great explanation! Thanks for looking this up and sharing, Milly!

    Saturday, May 21st 2011

Yo! My birthday is December 31,that’s why I love this lesson!

Wednesday, May 25th 2011

thank you jon :)

Thursday, May 26th 2011

Very nice teacher Jon, thanks. Lily from Brazil.

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

Thanks Jon, i learn a bit more about like this class.

Wednesday, June 1st 2011

Thanks Jon. great teacher. I am very happy to know that you have been in Vietnam.

Monday, June 6th 2011

hi sir,,, when we’ll get the new one?’

Wednesday, June 8th 2011

excellent lessons

Friday, June 10th 2011

co0o0o0o0o0l :) thanx jon

Monday, July 4th 2011

Thank you much Jon, it helps me a lot

Thursday, July 7th 2011

hey jon,,,so this round same mening like on the haouse? thank u

Monday, July 25th 2011

I like your class. It’s very much informative and such type of words, we don’t found in the dictionary as. I would like you to do more videos on such topics, which will enhance our understanding on slangs. I am very much thankful to you and wish you all the best for new year. I am looking forward for your videos.

Tuesday, July 26th 2011

tank you

Tuesday, July 26th 2011

HI Jon,
I’m going to write an Aptitude test in Next Month.I’m afraiding about English Questions in that exam.
So could you guide me in how to Attempting English questions and how to solve them with in a Certain time? Please Jon Help Me

Sunday, August 7th 2011

thanks for this another exciting lesson sir jon.. im working from mon-fri and during my rest days i always watch your lessons and shared what i have learned to my friends ;)

Friday, August 19th 2011

hmmm, nice but none of ma type!

I mean, nice coz i didn’t knew these slang before and none of ma use coz i don’t wana use this sort of language!

Friday, September 9th 2011

that happened 2 u Jon, u know what u told, don’t u, keep teaching us pal.

Saturday, September 10th 2011

Hi All,

You guys rock.I am indebted for all free learning.All your lectures are so meaningful for all of us who are not native users and want to improve their communication skills.All these words that you describe in these lectures are really helpful..thank you all ..you guys are my favorites

Sunday, September 11th 2011

Hi all,

you guys rock .i am indebted to all of you for all these valuable lectures that you provide…most of the words which I find difficult or don’t know their meanings, you guys make them clear to me..thank you all for your lectures.

Sunday, September 11th 2011

it was what i really wanted to see! thanx~

Monday, September 12th 2011

Not Good But Awesome.

Friday, September 16th 2011

I like the lesson. thank you
so much

Sunday, September 18th 2011

when can i use these slangs?

Wednesday, September 21st 2011

i am now in Iran But 12 week i am in england please teach me ok?

Saturday, October 1st 2011

It was really helpfull
thank you pall

Monday, October 17th 2011

ok jon This round’s on me, guys i like it
only one time ok

Saturday, October 22nd 2011

Hi teacher
how do u do?
I just wana ask u about your name
why some people write
john,jhon,jon?
which one is correct?
thank you a lot ^_^

Sunday, October 30th 2011

thanks Jon! I learned so much from this lesson.

Saturday, November 5th 2011

thanks teacher new vocabulary for me
for use in Bar o club
Nice quiz

Tuesday, November 15th 2011

DEAR Mr.JOUN
I lIKe YOUR TEaching . please i WANT to know how improve my converstion
BYE TEACHER…,

Thursday, November 17th 2011

Thank you for all your lessons, I seem i am on a correct way in listining

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011

Thank you for all your lessons

Saturday, November 26th 2011

can you tell me how to use “go in circles”
?and how often should we use slangs in our languages?

Friday, December 2nd 2011

Great lesson Jon! I didn’t know buzzed was somehow the first step to be wasted! Neither did I know a bouncer is a security guard!!. Thank you

Saturday, December 3rd 2011

I love learning slang, I am an English teacher in Argentina, we learn and teach formal English, so a bit of this is really funny! Thanks!!

Sunday, December 4th 2011

I liked very much of this lesson. I have a question about slangs: Could you say me what means “you turn me on” please? Thx

Tuesday, December 6th 2011

Jon, thanks a lot! Your lessons are really handy, specially this one lol
Question: what is the connotation of words buzzed, wasted, plastered, inebriated and i believe there is another one, tipsy (right?). Which are more polite and official, which are useful for friends only? Thanks in advance!

Wednesday, December 28th 2011

I think inebriated and intoxicated are more polite then wasted or buzzed !!!
Q: is there is something even more polite then that ??
Q2: how you going to say politely when you are stoned ??

Wednesday, January 4th 2012

    you said already the polite way of saying it. now if you stoned the best thing you to do is to watered them! LOL

    Friday, January 6th 2012

thank you sir

Saturday, January 7th 2012

Dear Jone:
The pleasure is all mine. I live in the USA, and I am wandering about are American using these slang words? or just Canadian use them.
Prosperity,
Amir

Sunday, January 8th 2012

It’s great.

Tuesday, January 17th 2012

i really love watching you Jon
you are intelligent. i love the way that you explain with.

Saturday, February 4th 2012

Thank you for all your lessons

Friday, February 24th 2012

how do we order a beer in a bar? How do we express the desired quantity in a glass? If we want a 250ml or a 500ml glass beer, what do we normally say? Thanks!

Tuesday, March 20th 2012

Hi, John!
I’m from Kazakhstan! This lesson is very interesting and usefull. I’ve discovered e[pressions which are new for me. at school and university I learnt only formal english, so could you submit more lessons with slangs? Thank you!

Saturday, April 7th 2012

very useful to me

Monday, April 23rd 2012

thanks so much for you
Iam so inresting with your,s video
I look forward to meet you one day

Monday, April 23rd 2012

plase reply for me

Monday, April 23rd 2012

Hi Jon, it’s great, I love this lesson, very good time. Sent to you from Colombia S.A.

Friday, May 4th 2012

hello sir, thank you so much about ur kind and beneficial teaching. i like the way of ur teaching a lot sir. i want to b like u… but how sir?????????

Sunday, May 6th 2012

Hi sir. I like your lesson it’s really helpful.

Friday, May 25th 2012

hi Jon, thanks for this lesson. could u please answer what does “here we go ” means. this i hear from native speakers.but i dont know where to use it.

Tuesday, June 19th 2012

i don’t understand some words! However, thanks Jon

Wednesday, June 20th 2012

Excellent videos. They’ve helped a great deal. Unfortunately not all of them are available for download. It’s worth watching them, though.

Saturday, July 7th 2012

this round on me means i will pay for this bell for all friends on table Right ?!

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Do you marry me?

Sunday, September 2nd 2012

I got 100 % right in my first Quiz! I’m happy.

Friday, October 26th 2012

Perfect videos ! I think, some guizes should be a little bit more difficult :)

Thanks a lot ! and I´m sorry for my bad English :)

Friday, November 23rd 2012

hi Jon thank you so much. your video is useful . i am preparing myself for IELTS exam so i ussed your classroom in this video virtually.

Friday, November 23rd 2012

Jon,
Well done and keep up the good work.

Monday, December 31st 2012

I hate people when manipulating languages !!
As far as English is concerned, some are seriously corrupting Shakespearean beautiful language :/
Gonna, wanna, gotta ? What is that ?
However, thanks for the lesson and happy new year.

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

Thanks for your lesson. Very helpful your way to introduce the vocabulary in a short and funny story.

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

Thank You. Correct my Quiz. I’m so glad about you teacher JON. Have excelent 2013 with Family. Peace and lov. Eliete Diaz from Brazil

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

Thank’s jon so much for this lesson

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

I did learn some new words from your lesson. Many thanks Jon.

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013

thanks so much Jon and Happy New year…….

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013

That was a great idea of introducing the vocabulary with a story.Thanks for your lesson. Very useful!

Friday, January 4th 2013

thank You Jon, your ” story”is very practical and useful, especially when I have problems traying to understand people in such situations even though I am able to read books. Nobody lerns us students common language to say nothing of slang

Monday, January 7th 2013

hi everyone i am new user of this site… even though i think you are the teachers who i was looking for and i can say thanks to god i could find you…

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

I must say that these vocabulary lessons are my favorite. There are always new words that I didn’t know about. Thanks a ton, Jon! :D

Sunday, February 24th 2013

Thank you very much

Sunday, October 13th 2013

thank you sir

Wednesday, December 11th 2013

Thanks , very goog

Friday, December 13th 2013

do not understand your lesson

Tuesday, March 4th 2014

thanks for the lesson it was good but I think it’s not useful for me until I travel to Canada or USA :)

Monday, August 4th 2014

I got 4 correct out of 5. But it’s OK! Nice lesson! Thank you, Jon! Why is ‘entrance fee’ a COVER and not a ticket?

Tuesday, August 12th 2014
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