Catch Word #256 – The different ways English speakers use damn

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Damn! I can’t wait to listen to the new Culips episode. This is just one of the many ways you can use the word damn. You may have heard people say this word in films, TV, and music, but never truly understood all of the many meanings of the word. Listen to this Catch Word episode to learn some of the different definitions and how you can use the word like a native English speaker.

The Culips Catch Word series teaches you how to use everyday expressions, idioms, and slang to improve your speaking and listening skills. Sit back and listen to Kassy and Andrew explain four different ways to use damn in natural conversation.

Fun facts

The word damn originates from the Bible and it means to condemn someone. Therefore, in a religious context, saying this word means that you should be condemned by God to suffer eternal punishment in hell! Of course, we don’t use it to mean the same thing in our everyday conversations.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • Damn
  • I’ll be damned
  • [I] Don’t give a damn
  • Damn [adjective]
  • To shy away from [something]
  • In the slightest

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Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar
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honggoh
honggoh
3 months ago

This topic is pretty damn good. 😆

atsuko
atsuko
3 months ago

I used to shy away from using “Damn”, but I’m pretty confident how to use this word. Thank you for this episode.

lidl62
lidl62
3 months ago

a good lesson for similar and same Words -thanks

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