Category Archives: Pick it up!

Learn new vocabulary every week!

Expressions to say when it’s very hot.

It’s so hot that you will probably hear these expressions this summer:

Remember that “HOT” is an adjective, as in “It’s boiling hot!

“HEAT” is a noun, as in “This heat is driving me crazy!


It’s all about money after all!


Appropriate expressions for these cold wet days.




Staying in bed

When you are on holidays you don’t need to be an early bird. Here I leave an image with different ways of saying that you are going to stay in bed longer than usual.



the new black

Since black is always in style in the fashion industry, saying something is “the new black” means that it is the hottest new thing. This phrase can be used to call out the “coolness” of anything, it’s not just limited to the fashion world. In Spanish we say “está de moda, se lleva ahora”
Example: “I just love your yellow purse. Yellow is the new black this season.”

Hump Day

Hump, in its colloquial meaning, refers to the most difficult part of something. As in ‘We are over the hump’ (Ya hemos pasado lo peor). Traditionally, it means in Spanish “joroba, giba o montículo”.

Hump Day is a slang expression that refers to the middle of a work week (Wednesday). It implies that the hardest part of the week is gone, and the weekend starts to approach.

You can also find the expression: Happy hump day! (feliz mitad de semana! o feliz miércoles!)… -By the way, why didn’t I post this on a Wednesday??? 🙂




English expressions with food

An interesting chart that I’ve found with nice expressions to include in your vocabulary list  🙂11107173_829824223733886_5235398842637500905_n