This appendix is for common phrases in English that are peculiar to English but are possibly non-idiomatic in terms of CFI, in that their meaning can be reliably assessed from the meaning of their constituent words. What makes a phrase common remains unspecified at this point, but numbers of Google hits are one indicator of commonality. See Category:English phrasebook for many more, and see Wiktionary:Phrasebook.
- Appendix:English phrasebook/Communication
- Appendix:English phrasebook/Emergencies
- Appendix:English phrasebook/Family
- Appendix:English phrasebook/Food and drink
- Appendix:English phrasebook/Greetings
- Appendix:English phrasebook/Health
- Appendix:English phrasebook/Love
- Appendix:English phrasebook/Needs
- Appendix:English phrasebook/Religion
- Appendix:English phrasebook/Sex
- Appendix:English phrasebook/Travel
- good luck with that
- An expression wishing someone success in an unlikely enterprise. You want to fix all 5,000 of them yourself? Good luck with that.
- how do you pronounce this word
- Please say this word out loud so that I can learn how it is pronounced.
- how much does it cost
- What is its price?; how much money do you want for it?
- how much is it
- What is its price?, How much money do you want for it?
- how old are you?
- What is your age in years?
- I could eat a horse
- I am very hungry.
- I love you
- I love you
- I'm in love with you
- A declaration of passionate romantic feeling.
- I think so
- Yes; I agree.
- there isn't any easy way to say this
- Used to introduce bad news.
- to whom it may concern
- Used as a salutation in a letter when the writer does not know who will read the letter.
- wipe one's nose
- To remove mucus or other matter from one’s nostrils, by wiping with a handkerchief or tissue.
- What's up?
- What has been occurring in your life recently?
- what's on your mind
- What are you thinking about?
- where are the toilets
- Where are the toilets?