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nickname English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Dec 05 2019

Themes: Family, Friend, Hobbies


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“This is my boyfriend, Benjamin. And Benjamin here has a lot of nicknames.”

—Ebaby!’s Kat, speaking about her boyfriend’s many cute names

2. Video - Watch the video before learning the definition.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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name for a person used instead of their given name, usually created by friends or family members

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Today, Kat introduces us to her boyfriend, Benjamin. She explains that Benjamin has a lot of nicknames, which are short, cute names his friends and family call him. For example, he is called Benji, Flaco, and Nano. Kat is also a nickname. Her full name is really Kattia.

Almost everybody has at least one nickname. Often, our families give us these names before we can even talk. Later, our friends give us more nicknames. What is one of your nicknames? Do you like to give nicknames to your friends and family?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Jennifer Lopez’s nickname is J-Lo.”

“I gave each of my sisters a silly nickname.”

“His name is Santiago, but his family nickname is Tati.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

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La Princesse de la vie


I’m called Marmar, Mero, Mico and Koko and there are maybe more but those are the most common nicknames I have.

01:49 PM Jun 09 2018 |

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