Last week in my daily English diary, I said that I was "pretty busy". And before that, I once said that I am "pretty skinny". If you learned that the word 'pretty' means beautiful, then you might be confused. Or maybe you think I am very proud and arrogant...
Well... actually, you're right! The word 'pretty' does mean beautiful or attractive. That's its basic definition in the dictionary. But we also use it to mean 'very' or 'quite'.
So, when I said "pretty busy" and "pretty skinny", I was saying that I was "very busy" and that I am actually "quite skinny" (or thin). If I was so proud and arrogant, I might say that I'm "pretty pretty". But I think that would be a little too much...
This learning tip is part of my short daily diary. It's in easy English so you can enjoy some listening & reading practice and learn some useful daily conversation. Enjoy!
↓ Watch the original videos mentioned in today's tip!
"pretty busy" https://youtu.be/pAI1kIkoD70
"pretty skinny" https://youtu.be/7LjA3FWsrNc