字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Hey, everyone. I'm Michael, and this is Happy English. For today's English lesson, we're going to look at some slang and idioms that we use to talk about being relaxed. When you're calm, or you're relaxed, you can always say, ah, I'm calm, or I'm relaxed. But don't you want to use some more colorful English slang? I'm sure you do. Let's check it out. The first one is chill or chill out. When it's cold, your body and any animal's body moves a lot more slowly, so we use the phrase chill or chill out to mean be relaxed or calm. Chill and chill out can be used either as an adjective or a verb. It's my day off, so I'm going to chill out today. I think I'm just going to chill today. Since it's my day off, I think I'm just going to chill out. I chilled out at home last night watching TV. It was great. I just chilled out, and watched TV. I chilled out watching TV last night. It was great. My friend Jack is a pretty chill guy. Nothing really bothers him. That guy Jack is so chill. You're going to love hanging out with Jack. He is really chill. He's chill. He's totally chill. Mellow out is also a verb that means to relax. Jenny was mellowing out on the sofa this afternoon. Yeah, I think she was just mellowing out. Oh my god, I had such a tough day today. I need to mellow out. I think I'm going to go home, get changed, and then just mellow out all night. I had a really tough day today. I just want to take it easy. I'm going to go home tonight and just take it easy. After work, I'm going to go right home, and just take it easy. I love to take it easy on the weekends. Sometimes, you might need to tell somebody to relax. In that case, here are some phrases you can use. Cool your jets. Cool your jets. This is a little bit of a 1980s sounding phrase, but you can still use it to tell somebody to relax. Hey, cool your jets. I think you just need to cool your jets a little bit, OK? Give it a rest. Come on, John, just give it a rest. Hey, hold your horses. Hold your horses. Hold your horses. This sounds like the 1800s, and it's a little bit of an old fashioned phrase, but you might hear that on a TV program, or in the movies, or if you want to sound a little bit nostalgic, then you can tell somebody, hey, hold your horses. Jack, hold your horses. Hey, keep your shirt on. Hey, keep your shirt on. Keep your shirt on. When someone gets really upset, they might decide to punch someone and maybe in the old days they would take their shirt off to do that. So if you want somebody to relax a little bit and not be so upset, you would tell them, hey, keep your shirt on. Come on, Jack, keep your shirt on. Hey, just keep your shirt on, OK? Hey, simmer down. Simmer is when you're cooking something and you reduce the heat to the lowest level possible. That's simmer. So when you lower your tension down to the lowest point, you simmer down. Hey, simmer down, OK? Just simmer down. Jack, I think you need to simmer down, OK? Just simmer down. Hey, why don't you just take a chill pill, OK? A chill pill, we imagine there is some kind of pill that someone can take to make them chill or relaxed. hey, take a chill pill. I think you need to take a chill pill. I think you better take a chill pill. Hey, how about you? Have you chilled out today? Do you know anybody that needs to take a chill pill? Leave a comment below and let us know. Hey, thanks for studying, and I'll see you next time right here at Happy English.