AEE 648: One new “way” to use the word “way” to sound natural in your English conversations

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There are so many ways that native speakers use the word “way” in English!

Today is episode will help you become confident and fluent when it comes to using this common phrase.

We have a question from a listener:

Hi Lindsay and Michelle….

I’m Anu from India, I live in Kuwait…u guys help me a lot to improve my language…I’ve a question…can you explain the meaning of “a way more ” as in case of (……a way more clear……),(….the way more better….)

I’ve noted this expression in many movies..but I couldn’t figure  out the exact meaning….please help me ….love you guys….

Looking forward to hearing from you….anumol…

In this case we are using “way” as an intensifier- it means the same thing as “much” so you can’t use them together- also you can’t use them with “more” which was said in the question.

 

Examples:

  • NY is way more expensive than my hometown in NH
  • California is way more laid back than the East Coast
  • Sometimes kids also say: that’s way cool
  • I remember when I was a kid I would say “I get the way back”
  • To intensify anything: it’s way farther down the road, so you need to keep going, it’s way too hot in here.

 

Listen to the episode to get more examples!

Let us know what questions you have in the comments below.



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