Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Father’s Day is  coming up on Sunday in the United States, and this can be a big deal especially in the US.

Are you seeing your dad?

Are you doing anything special?

This is one of those holidays that is special because you get to celebrate the very special man in your life–either a father or even an important male figure.

Today we wanted to talk a little bit about the holiday.

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Celebrating Dad On This Special Day

Father’s Day is a big deal, especially within the US.

This is a great time to focus on your dad or the special male in your life.

A few things to keep in mind can really help you to make the most out of this day.

  • What do you usually do on this holiday? Is it a big deal for your family? Is there anything special that you do to celebrate?
  • What do you usually get your dad as a gift? Is there some special keepsake or something you can get that he loves?
  • Are there any special memories of your dad/the holiday from growing up? Something like a picture of you posing with your dad for prom or something to show a milestone.

Check out Episode 1115 about what to call your parents in English.

In Honor of Dad

There are some great phrases and quotes in English that you can use to celebrate this special man in your life.

Some of these are quite common and can be a great way to honor or celebrate him.

  • Like father like son: This is said when something a son does is something his father has done. It is used to show similarities between a father and his son, which happens quite often. “Billy was telling me he wants to be a chef! Like father like son-his dad is a great cook!”
  • Dad bod: This is a newer phrase and a funny one to use. You often hear dads talking about their “dad bods” which indicates that they may be a little chubby or have a bit of a gut. “Ever since my son was born, I’ve stopped going to the gym. Whatever, I like my dad bod.”
  • Twinkle in your father’s eye: This is often used to talk about something that happened before someone was born. It indicates that you were just that little twinkle and not even born yet, but you were known or believed to be special. “Your mom and I have been friends since you were just a twinkle in your father’s eye.”

You might also hear “A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.”- unknown (go here to read more)

All of these phrases are about dad or help to celebrate the special man that he is, so try using them and you’ll see how well they go over.


Father’s Day is a huge holiday in the US and can bring back a lot of memories about growing up.

Do you celebrate this holiday?

What are your traditions?

This is a great way to celebrate your dad or a male figure in your life.

This is one of those US holidays that are huge, and that you may want to understand and become a part of.

Use the phrases and sayings that you learned today to talk about your dad in English.

If you have any questions, please leave them below in the comments section.

We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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