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25 Ungkapan Bahasa Inggris Populer

Gede Murta

Jika kamu suka menonton program televisi berbahasa Inggris, tentu kamu akan sering menemukan kata-kata yang belum familiar, atau bahkan terdengar aneh jika diartikan ke bahasa Indonesia. Kata-kata itu mungkin adalah idiom atau ungkapan yang memang memiliki arti lain dan tidak bisa diartikan per kata. Di bawah ini adalah 25 ungkapan bahasa Inggris populer yang sering digunakan dalam percakapan sehari-hari. Kita lihat sama-sama, yuk!

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UngkapanContoh Kalimat
All that jazz

Dan lain-lain (yang berhubungan).

“Please enjoy the party. We have all sorts of cocktails and all that jazz.”
Bad blood

Benci terhadap sesuatu yang sudah terjadi.

“Nancy and Charlotte is having a bad blood because of that ‘boyfriend’ thing.”
Come clean

Buka-bukaan; terus terang.

“Daniel could have come clean about his feud with Aiden, but he didn’t.”
Drama queen

Orang yang suka bereaksi berlebihan.

“Vicky is such a drama queen! She really likes to exaggerate things.”
Eye candy

Orang yang terlihat sangat menarik; cantik.

“Let’s go to the beach. It’s summer and there will be a lot of eye candy.”
Fresh from the oven

Sangat baru.

“I just came from a launch party. It was a magazine that is fresh from the oven.”
Give me five

Tos.

“Good job! Give me five!” said the teacher when his student is doing great.
Head over heels

Sangat bahagia (karena jatuh cinta).

“They fell head over heels for one another at the very moment they met.”
In a nutshell

Intinya; kesimpulannya.

“The President’s in trouble and the reason, in a nutshell, is that people no longer trust him.”
Jekyll and Hyde

Memiliki dua kepribadian, baik dan buruk.

“She’s a real Jekyll and Hyde. You never know when she will become unpleasant.”
Kill time

Menghabiskan waktu melakukan hal yang tidak penting.

“He had nothing in particular to do, so he went for a walk downtown to kill time.”
Long face

Sedih.

“Why the long face? Is anything bothering you? Maybe I can help you.”
Mister Right

Pria yang tepat.

“She waited for years and years, hoping someday to find Mister Right.”
Nine to five

Jam kerja dari pukul 9 pagi sampai 5 sore.

“She’s tired of working from nine to five. She always wanted to work in a flexible time.”
Out of the blue

Tiba-tiba sekali.

“She sent him a letter, out of the blue, telling him that she was in love with another guy.”
Puppy love

Cinta monyet.

“They were still very young, nobody took their relationship seriously. It’s just a puppy love.”
Queen bee

Seorang wanita yang memiliki peran penting.

“Lizzie is a great leader. She did the entire job nicely. Everyone is calling her a queen bee.”
Red handed

Tertangkap basah.

“She was caught red-handed stealing a ring in the jewelry shop.”
Scapegoat

Kambing hitam.

“He is the worst. He always tries to scapegoat everyone so that he won’t be blamed.”
Third wheel

Orang yang diacuhkan dalam sebuah kelompok

“I was always the third wheel when I went out with my friends. Poor me.”
Under one’s skin

Menjengkelkan; mengganggu.

“Don’t let her words and acts get under your skin. She’ll be happy if you do.”
White lie

Berbohong demi kebaikan.

“It’s a white lie. I don’t want to see her upset about what people said about me.”
X-rated (movie)

Tidak cocok untuk anak-anak.

“If you’re under 18, you can’t watch this movie. It is x-rated.”
Young at heart

Berjiwa muda.

“Although he is over 80, he still feels young at heart.”
Zip it!

Tutup mulutmu!; diam.

“I’m good at this and I don’t need anyone to tell me how, so zip it!”

Nah itu tadi ke-25 ungkapan bahasa Inggris populer. Kamu tidak harus menghapal semua ungkapan-ungkapan di atas. Kamu akan ingat beberapa idiom ini jika kamu sering menggunakannya. Bahasa Inggris tidak perlu dihapal. Gunakan setiap saat dan kamu akan mahir dengan sendirinya. 🙂

 

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