Abbreviations, or short forms of words and phrases, are quite common in English. They are particularly common in electronic communication such as emails, texting, messaging on social media, and so on. One of the reasons written abbreviations are so common is because they are quicker to type than full words. So they save time and we all like to save time, right? Knowing common English abbreviations is important for understanding, of course, but learning to use them yourself is also a great way to add new vocabulary to your repertoire. Just keep in mind that abbreviations are definitely informal English and best used with friends and family, but not in formal school or business writing.,缩写（或 单词和词组的缩短形式）在英文中是非经常见的。尤其是在一些电子交流方式的社交媒体上，如邮件，短信，留言等等。书面缩写存在的其中一条主要缘故原由就是它跟全拼整个 单词比起来更便捷。因此，它为我们节约了时间，谁不喜欢节约时间呢？固然，领会一些常用的英文缩写是异常有助于明白的，然则学会运用缩略语更是给你的 词汇量增添动力。你只要记着，缩略语是非正式用语，最好用于同伙和家人之间，而不是正规的学校或商务写作中。,,Note: Abbreviations traditionally are written in all capital letters in English, like acronyms, but when they are used in texting, chat rooms, or on social media they are more commonly written in all lowercase letters. Using either all capital letters, or all lower case letters, is fine.
AMA – ask me anything
BRB – be right back
BTW – by the way
FYI – for your information
GG – good game
ICYMI – in case you missed it
IDC – I don’t care
IDK – I don’t know
IKR – I know right? (This is an emphatic expression of agreement.)
ILY – I love you
IMO – in my opinion
JK – just kidding
LOL – laugh out loud
LMAO – Laugh my ass off
OMG – oh my god
PPL – people
TGIF – thank God it’s Friday
THX – thanks
TBH – to be honest
WTF – what the f*ck (This is an emphatic expression of surprise or anger.)
这TMD怎么回事！,YOLO – you only live once
你只活一次，想做什么就做什么吧。,Well, now that you have had a look at these common English acronyms, let’s take a look at how they can be used. Here are some texting conversations using acronyms from above. Keep in mind, these are not examples of spoken conversations, they are all written electronic conversations.
好了，现在你已经领会了这些常见的英文缩略语了，让我们一起来看若何运用吧。下面是一个谈天对话，用到了上面的缩略语。记着，这些不是 口语对话，它们都是电子书面临话。,Jim: icymi we just made it 2 the finals
John: I saw – gg,Al: tgif want to get drinks l8r (l8r=later)
Abi: idk I’m feeling tired
Al: come on yolo,Eric: wtf did you see what Kate wore 2 work today
Erin: imo ppl can wear whatever they want – who cares,Now that you have seen how some of these acronyms can be used, why not see if you can figure out which acronyms go where in this fill in the blank. Good luck!,1. That was so funny it literally made me ________.
2. I love the present you got me, __________.
3. _________ ! I can’t believe that you just said that.
4. I __________ during the movie we went to last night. It was hilarious.
5. I know what I am talking about ________.