In this episode we are looking at the word guts and gut. They look similar but they have quite different meanings! Which one means a big, fat belly? There are also other related expressions like to follow your gut or to have a gut feeling. We can also describe someone as gutsy. Listen to this episode to hear all the explanations to the ways you can use gut!
|Harp:||So now, Jessie what’s another meaning for guts?|
|Jessie:||Well another meaning for the word guts is as a synonym for courage or bravery. So you could say that someone has a lot of guts, that doesn’t mean they have a lot of organs, it means they have a lot of courage.|
|Harp:||So an example could be when someone goes in front of all their friends and they sing a song. It takes a lot of guts to sing in front of people.|
|Jessie:||Yeah, it definitely takes a lot of guts. Or the people who compete on TV shows, to see who’s the best singer, that takes a lot of guts.|
|Harp:||For sure. They’re very courageous, brave people.|
|Jessie:||Exactly. Now, you can say that someone has a lot of guts or you can say that someone is gutsy. And that means the exact same thing.|
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