Some people (not necessarily Americans) have admitted having trouble with the British words in Harry Potter. To solve this problem, I give you...An Americans Guide to British words!
Someone who is described as being dumb 또는 self centered. Usually acts against logic.
e.x. Jeez, Roldolfo is such a prat!
Basically, a jerk. Shallow and/or childish.
e.x. Look at that git, strutting around like he owns the place!
The British equivalent of umm...
e.x. "Errr.... is it 42?"
e.x. That old mans gone barmy!
Equivalent to "Dang!"
e.x. Blast! Some git's taken my toothbrush!
An exclamation of suprise, equivalent to "Wow!"
e.x. Blimey, look at the time! Got to run!
A British swear 또는 exclamation of suprise. Actually quite useful at times.
e.x. That was bloody brilliant, Jerry! Do it again!
Basically: nose drippings, 또는 snot/booger.
e.x. Eww, Tina, you've got bogey all over your nose!
Funny term, isn't it? It means a weak excuse.
e.x. 당신 got got held up 의해 three 유니콘 and a leprechaun? Codswallop.
yet another exclamation of suprise.
e.x. Crikey, Helen! What happened to you're face?
Something that is not to be trusted.
e.x. Your excuse is a bit dodgy, Sarah. 5 points from Ravenclaw.
Fooling around, horsseplay.
e.x. I will not tolerate 당신 galivanting around the grounds, young man!
e.x. I was gobsmacked when I saw those unicorns!
A short sleep, a cat nap.
e.x. I'll just take a quick kip and be out the door!
15) Jolly Good
e.x. Jolly good work there Robert!
e.x. I nicked some rabbits meat from the pantry.
17) Tuck in
1) Eat up, or
2) Go to sleep
e.x. Tuck in, I made this especially for you!
18) In a pinch
In a bit.
e.x. I'll be outside in a pinch, I've got to throw this out.
19) Put a 양말 in it
e.x. Put a 양말 in it, Lou! I've got to concentrate!
Rhymes with cow. This means an argument.
e.x. Dina and James are having a row again, so I'll be in and out in a pinch!
Fired, 로스트 their job.
e.x. I hope Ms. Gern gets sacked, I can't stand that prat!
Proud, stuck up, full of it.
e.x. What a pompous man.
And there 당신 have it! 23 words, definitions, and examples! If 당신 have any 질문 또는 I missed a word 당신 would like to know, simply 코멘트 and I will be happy to define 또는 explain. Please excuse any grammatical 또는 spelling errors, and if I got a definition wrong, please let me know!