134 COMMENTS

What about ‘flip you the bird’? Is it good?

haha is it funny?

DogMan

    Pretty, funny… DOGMAN!

    “Flipping the bird” means giving someone a rude gesture with your middle finger. It’s not good, and I think you knew that already. But just for other students to know, this is a rude and offensive gesture. If you do it to someone, be ready to get punched in the face!

    James

      It is good to know it so not get punch in the face, haa?

      DogMan

      So hi James, your vids are very easy to understand even for a Chinese person like me.
      I wanted to ask how does “flipping the bird” come about? Does it have a meaning like “kill 2 birds with 1 stone”?

      Hignare

        probably not dude, emory says that

        Verizonality

    It is no funny In India we will call you idiot for such talking

    Punar

    these lessons are very amazing !!! thank you sr.Now, i am ready to kill two birds with one stone

    camy

I learnt it well, James. I like your English idioms classes because they are funny and make me laug.

karen1996

    I agreed with u

    advocate

    heyy,i also have to emprove my english,so can we talk on skype

    rahul agarwal

    only with women?

    Falcon

Dear James,

Thank you for your lessons because it helped me really.
I’m from Kazakhstan and I want to watch your new lessens in future.

Thanks and best regards,
Saken

Saken

Cool, I already used this idiom in birthday situation.

Maxim

Awesome birds! :P Joking… thanks for the lessons. I’ve learned alot.

Furia

Dear Jame,

Your lessions are very funny, i like them. i would like have courses so much.

Hope always see you with new lessions

Thanh cong

Great lessons, need some more lessons like that, thanks
:)

waqas

what is maning

I just got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.

and plase i need shrt listing
e.g

Man: I’m feeling kind of sick tonight. I don’t know if I have a virus,or if it’s something I ate for lunch. Maybe we should stay home tonight.
Woman: I think you’re right. I feel a little under the weather myself.
Narrator: What does the woman mean?
(A) She believes the weather is too bad to go out.
(B) She is not feeling well herself.
(C) She didn’t eat lunch.
(D) She disagrees with the man.

thankyou

wadha

    I think It means: B) She is not feeling well herself.

    Tamuna

good job james. i must say ‘u r killing two birds with1 stone ” as your lessons give knowledge as well as interesting to watch. I am to prepare for my interview , can we have some lessons on that?

pravin

    who are you?parvin? are you in iran?

    ali

thank you james so much

Aslam

to kill 2 birds with 1 stone… ))) Russians have almost the same idiom – to kill 2 rabbits with 1 shot… ))) it’s sounds funny… and stupid =)

Tyusha

    yeah, we have idiom “to kill 2 flies with one shot” :D …in Slovakia :)

    Tiffany

      Flies?! How do you kill flies with a shot? :D

      engVid

    we got same idiom in china, kill 2 birds with 1 arrow.

    levin

Hi James
I spend a lot of time watching your videos and learning too much from you as well. Your way of teching is very dinamic.
I’ve heard the idiom “the early bird gets the bird” with the word catches instead of gets. Does it make a difference?
God bless you

Arturo

that was a funny one, but helpful. thanx

bestrebel

Dear James,
I came across EngVid some days ago and have already been watching lots of your videos. They are very very good and useful for me. Thanks a lot!
But there is one thing I’ve been trying hard to understand but never could: the name of your little friend, the worm :-)
You always write a rounded letter ‘E’ and it seems to be a name starting with an ‘E’ but that’s all I can understand. Maybe you can write its full name on the board in one of your next videos.
Best wishes
The GerMan :-)

GerMan

    Dear GerMan,

    ‘E’ stands for Ezequiel.

    Regards

    Leandro from Brazil

    Leandro

you’re really very funny and i like how you teaching

totti

man, i was just rolling by and found this page by luck and i really luv it, it’s great!
thanks Jimmy for takin your time to help our ESL improvements. Choko from Mexico

chuko

hi james..
that was a nice lesson..

anieandy

Glad to see you again, James!
i think i’got enough lessons for today, and i feel myself satisfied. I hope someday i will speak in english more fluently, because i am little shy or maybe afraid to make mistakes (you know that teachers used to over correct student’s mistakes, and that things make me diffident)
thank you!

Ranny

I no

Cab

Hi James!
I like your lesson so much, but why you didn’t make a quize a bout it. I think if you make a quize you’ll kill two birds in one stone.
Thanks:))

donia

You are a good teacher and a good actor, too.
You kill two birds with one stone.

simoziko

thX for this

narrek

James i had difficulties understanding “the early bird gets the worm” could you please write down the explanation to me?

narrek

Are this idioms used in America in everyday life?
I think they are a bit merid
But your lessons are really awesome!!!!!

Olja0808

Hey James, love your lessons. I am also a teacher and know how hard it is sometimes to explain simple things and how important is humour in teaching.

Regards from Ukraine

Anne

This idiom lecture was so interesting.Now I know what are the bird idioms.I always want them.I’ve learned alot.

Eng.pupil2011@engvid.com

so helpule, thanks

amir

the videos are so helpfull, thank you very much, i love the way you guys are teaching us and i’m a fan.:)

Amelie

James,thank you so much

Kinder Surprise

thank you so much for these idioms .
please what the meaning of :birds of feather flock together.

yugrath

greaaaaaaaat……..like your videos very muuuuuuch;)

liko

what does “she is a big bird” mean? thank you.

natalya25

hi thanks , the manner is good but i have note why you are alway drawing and begin you lesson handy with newspaper or book
thanks

atif alamin

Thank you so much.I really love the way you teaching it’s very helpful and easy to understand

jeera

James.
to kill 2 bird with 1 stone and it’s mean vietnamese : two arrow hit a double target.

hoàng thế long

    one arrow hit a double target

    hoàng thế long

thank you very much I kill 2 birds with 1 stone this night thanks

hamada

Why did not you put quizzes in your class anymore???

CREBIO AVILA

thanks a lot james.

carol

thank you so much for such good efforts , iam really proud of you such good group

adwar88

Arabic also says(to kill 2 birds with 1 stone )and (one bird in your hand is better than TEN on the tree)

tingirl

james u teach very well i like ur teaching

bilaltollar

thanks sir james,,,, I got 2 birds in 1 stone from ur lesson.

totong

about “the early bird get the worm” in Italy we say “chi dorme non piglia pesci”, about a “a bird in the hand is better than 2 in the bush” we say “meglio l’ uovo oggi che la gallina domani” and “to kill 2 birds with 1 stone” means “prendere 2 piccioni con una fava” it’s funny how languages involve animals : birds, hens, pigeons, fishes…thank you james you’re very nice and…handsome as well

giuseppe

…..yes james I am gay

giuseppe

What do we call the worm you have drawn on the board?

malgosia

I have another question. Do we say: he is smaller than us?
or: he is smaller than we are?
or both are correct?

malgosia

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Poor Ezecchio! I don’t like the early bird!! LET’S SAVE MR E!!

milly

James you are a teacher very easy to understand i like the WAY
you teach thank for helping us to learn English that so we need to LIVE in USA.THANK JAMES.

Javiel Rodriguez

«A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush» has an analogy in the Russian language. In Russian it sounds like «Tit in the hands is better than crane in the sky» :)

petrovna83

thank you very much James

handsomeman201050

Thank you James, your style of teaching is both funny and educational!!! My name is Dulat and I’m from Kazakhstan. I’m also learning, at least trying to learn english language.

Dulat

Hii james, can u pls tell me the usage of the word aint

anusha1

thanks sir james you really brighten up my weekend. you’re a cool teacher.

laarni

the birds were cool mr james)) and thanks for cool lessons!!!!

helen

James you burning, means (in Ucraina) your cool…. nice job

RUSEL

    In English we say “You’re on fire!” to mean the same thing :)

    engVid Moderator

Good sense of humor,giving nice examples
I love your method man! you are awesome

vahid89

I am new to this site , i want to improve my vocabulary and speaking English

ssaxena786

hi, james..how is it going? i hope u r fine & doing great..plz, tell me u r so…r u even reading my comment??..if so, plz,make avideo of ” the …mmm.. how can i say it …you know the words which express some situations like: oops! oooh ! yuk! ouch! ..& etc

sonata

    They’re called “interjections” — request noted!

    engVid Moderator

i like that video learning English

faycal

HI, James…how are you?I would like to thank you for your useful,funny and very interesting lessons.I like the way you are teaching and if only all the teachers could make their lessons both equally joyful and useful as you do.Thank you once more!!!!

Hripsime

good job !

Farzane

sir .. i like your lesson. thanks

sanobia

Nice and very interesting lesson…thank you james

SUTAPA

Thank’s,its very useful :)

ariniparamitha888

Very greate to know polite form and to know how to hide source of information and reply like: a little bird told me. Thank you for useful tips!!

ivan26rus

the Russian idiom, which is equal to ‘the early bird gets the worm’ sounds literally like ‘the one who wakes up early is helped by God’. Even this poor translation seems to be reasonable

tryzub

thank you james so much

emara

hello..thanks for sharing every information with us..wanna ask Verbs Followed by Infinitives and Gerunds subject..such a challeng thing sometimes for me to choose the corect one..for example want to but avoid uses with -ing ..can you find a easy way for them..thanks in advance

seavera2

thank you, i like it.

venus

i love this lesson

coolboy

very nice!

danielb

nice idioms

amani93

Great teaching.
“Kill two birds with one stone”. We have this idiom in Albanian too :-)

Gentiana, Albania

I like these idioms.. thank u so much..

amoon11

nice idioms,thanks.

rabbani

hi James I really appreciate the way you are helping us with that in mind ,can u please help me the word verify ,certify, testify and justify they are very confusing words for me even though I have checked them in the dictionary.With many thanks.

dany

Good job James. Thanks a lot,dude…

ruslancik

A bird in the hand is better than 2 in the bush. is like mas vale pajaro en mano que 100 volando. en espanol

jose

Very nice lesson james. very interesting. simple but learned a lot…!!!

Kalinga

I really enjoyed this class!!! I noticed that These English idioms are similar to Spanish ones.

dukky12

Hello James:)
The Beautiful in Turkish says “Bir taşla iki kuş vurmak ”

Take Care

Nihal TÜRK

I want to let you know that these lessons are extremely useful and funny at the same time..you’re all doing an excellent job…I’m really thankful….thanks a lot

argenis

The early bird gets he worm. Grate! But i would like to tell you some funny story (not real): A woman told to her husband that he was lazy, he slept too much and he earned not enough many… etc. So he decided to get up early and went out for some fortune . But unfortunately he was caught and robbed by burglars in the street and came back home. Wife: What happened? Husband: There was someone who got up earlier then me. :)

fitrat

    I lol‘d.

    engVid Moderator

sorry I mean great

fitrat

no is useful, but if so funny

thanks

elkrespo

tks! i’m glad when i see this video! you are fun. i like you. i hope i can see you next useful videos

minhtrang186

Thanks James!!! It was funny.

hugo1679

I liked the lesson, thanks James!

sgmmm

Hello James,

In our country we use these idioms :D

SaffyBorn

Really helpful. Thx

Omidm7

Thank you very much.

Abdul Qayum

thank you, you´re my favorite Teacher…

Enery

Hi, James. I’m always looking forward to your lesson.
In this lesson, I’ve gotten idioms about birds, but actually I know the idiom that “to kill 2 birds with 1 stone”. Because, we have the idiom that has exactly same meaning in Japanese. The idiom is referred “一石二鳥(Isseki-nicho)”.
一(one)石(stone)二(two)鳥(bird). I think it maybe comes from Chinese.
It’s interesting, isn’t it?

juneriver

yes, I liked, in colombia we use the same idioms.

eduwin

We usualy say “to kill two rabbits with one shot” instead “to kill two bird with one shot”

Kirillguy

++++++++

akvan

You are doing a great a job James, i now now what idioms are.

Ndamono

interesting lesson. Thank you.

Abhi

That expression “A little bird told me” (and others) exits in spanish and it has its meaning equivalent to english. I think this kind of phrases are universal.It might be interesting for a lesson which involve some of the global meanings (different expressions, equal message).
Thank you James for being part of this.I´ve just realized what a great online page I´ve found.
See ya!

Berny Herrera

    You’re right Berny! A lesson about that would be terrific! 😀 xx

    blueapplee

I meant, …”spanish” instead of “english” (in the second line)

Berny Herrera

No test?

Astri

    Yeah, no quiz… -_-

    SherlyYT

Thank you so much, It was funny too. Thank

Marta Lopez

Very interesting lesson of idioms with the word “bird”, good explanation and performance. Thanks a lot teacher James from EngVid.

angardiobel

Thank you James

Tyrion

this info is really useful, actually are very similar in its spanish version

neto2211

Thank you…JAMES

Jordan9438

Great video! Thanks a lot!

Jonathas Wilhem

Thanks!

shihai182

I really enjoy the videos here and on YouTube but there is this one thing I can’t understand the meaning idioms can u please explain to me

danielle Facey

My friend eats like a bird, HE IS EATING MR. E

SherlyYT

Wait, NO QUIZ!?!

SherlyYT

We do have exactly the same idioms in Arabic language and we use them very often,I just knew it in English :)

NoorMajed

Thanks for the lesson, but there is no quiz!

Kingsley Kunda
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