Learn English Language through Frozen

Hello Everyone,

Here’s our second video in the Learn English Through series. We were very excited about this one because we are big fans of the movie!

As always:

These videos are being made for two types of English language learners:

1. Those who have studied textbook English hard, but are having trouble understanding cultural references and nuanced English
2. Those who are tired of studying the same way every day, but still want to boost their vocabulary and English language ability through daily practice.

Here are the vocabulary and expressions for those of you who want to quiz yourself later!

Vocabulary and Expressions for Frozen
Term or Expression Definition
Born with the powers or cursed? Powers = some kind of magic abilityCursed = to have some bad/evil magic cast on you that affects you negatively somehow
We used to be best buddies Best buddies = best friends
Some company is overdue Company = being with others in a fun and/or enjoyable way. Example) Please keep me company (be with me)
Because the Queen has come of age To come of age = to be legally recognized as an adult
Open those gates so that I may unlock your secrets and exploit your riches Exploit =to use or benefit from something (sometimes this has a not nice/mean meaning like when you exploit someone for what they have but don’t actually care about them)
It’s coronation day Coronation = the day when someone gets a crown (royal hat) and becomes a royal person
For years I’ve roamed these empty halls Roam = to move around a wide area with no destination. Example) cows roam around on the field.
Don’t know if I’m elated or gassy Elated = to be very happyGassy = to have gas (burps or farts)
What if I meet the one The one = your soul mate, the person who you share a destiny with, the perfect person for you
Fetchingly draped against the wall Fetching = an old English term for beautiful, lovely, charmingDraped = hung over something like a curtain/drape, like how Anna is draped on the wall wrapped in drapes… haha
Nothing’s in my way Nothing’s in my way = nothing can stop me
Thank goodness Thank goodness/thank god = To be happy and/or relieved to know something
Queen Elsa of Erendale Someone of somewhere = A way from old English to say that someone is from somewhere You always hear this kind of grammar in old-English based movies like Lord of the Rings or TV shows like Game of Thrones.
If you swoon let me know, I’ll catch you Swoon = to faint or lose consciousness (usually from a lot/ overload of emotion). This expression is another older English word and is not used often these days.
12 older brothers, three of them pretended I was invisible Pretend (that) someone /something is someone/something = to imagine/picture in your head/act like someone/something is someone/something. Example) I hate vegetables, so I pretended the vegetables were candy and ate them.Invisible = can’t be seen by your eyes
We finish each other’s sandwiches Pun on the expression finish each other’s sentences = this means that two people are very similar and have some kind of special bond with each other that makes them think the same things.
Jinx, jinx again! Jinx = You say this when two people say the same thing at the same time. In western superstition culture, the first person to say jinx curses the other person, who can’t talk until their name is mentioned or they will get bad luck.
You and I were just meant to be Meant to be = to have some destiny to be together with someone romantically.
Sorcery, I knew there was something dubious going on here Sorcery = magic, witchcraftDubious = suspicious, questionable. Other related idioms: shady, fishy
The Fjord Fjord = originally from Norwegian language, means a long narrow inlet of the sea between high cliffs/mountains.
On my honor On my honor = I promise to do something at the risk of losing my honor (reputation/merit/prestige) if I fail.
I leave prince Hans in charge In charge = to control something, to be responsible for something. To leave someone in charge is to give them control or responsibility.
Big summer blow-out! Half off swimming suits Blow-out = a big saleHalf off = 50% off
Now back up, while I deal with this crook here Deal with = to fight with, solve a problemCrook = criminal, fraud, thief, scammer, someone who steals
I’m sorry about this violence, I will add a quart of lutefisk Quart = a liquid measurement that is about .94 liters. Americans use this kind of measurement.Lutefisk = a traditionally prepared fish dish in Nordic countries
Sure, I’ll let you tag along Tag along = to follow/come with someone
Just letting off steam To let off steam =To let go of anger/stress or another intense emotion. Usually people do this by either relaxing or engaging in some energetic activity.
That was like a crazy trust exercise Trust exercise/trust falls = a trust building activity where you fall backwards and trust the people behind you to catch you.
You mean well, but leave me be Leave me be = let me be alone, leave me alone
Whoa whoa feisty-pants Feisty = A person who is small or weak acting bravely, courageously, and/or energetically. This also means quick to get angry or aggressive
Something-pants = an English expression that associates someone with a certain personality trait. Example) Scaredy-pants (someone who gets scared easily)
So he’s a bit of a fixer upper Fixer upper = something that needs to be fixed/improved. This is usually used when talking about old houses. However, people also use it for people, in particular women often use it when talking about men.
The way to fix up this fixer upper is to fix him up with you To fix someone up with someone = to bring two people together for dating/romantic purposes. Match making.
Riding across the fjord like a valiant pungent reindeer king Valiant = heroic, like a hero, bravePungent = smells strong (in this case strong in a bad way)
An act of true love will thaw a frozen heart Thaw = to melt, to unfreeze
I have been traumatized Traumatized = to be emotionally shocked resulting in damage to your mental health

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-Adam