When you start living in an English speaking country you realize that abbreviations are very common, at the beginning it seems a bit weird as in other languages they are not that common, but then you see their potential because they save a fairly amount of time.
Next is shown a list with the most used abbreviations in English. These abbreviations are sorted alphabetically and presented in a table with three columns: the actual abbreviation, its meaning in English and an example to see the context where it’s used.
|Abrev.||Meaning||Example of use|
|AFAIK||As Far As I Know||AFAIK there is no problem at all|
|AKA||Also Known As||She’s Victoria Beckham, also known as Posh|
|ASAP||As Soon As Possible||This needs to be done asap|
|BBL||Be Back Later||Now you have to wait, he’ll BBL|
|BRB||Be Right Back||One sec, I’ll BRB|
|BTW||By The Way||That’s really good news. BTW, she also finishes her studies|
|COB||Close Of Business||We need to finish this requirement by COB|
|DIY||Do It Yourself||If you want anything to happen you have to DIY!|
|FYI||For Your Information||Commonly used in the emails and when you forward a message to another person. FYI, original message|
|IDK||I Don’t Know||I’m sorry, IDK|
|IMO||In My Opinion||IMO, you’re wrong|
|LOL||Lots Of Laughs||Lol, that was really funny|
|NIM||Not In the Mood||I’m NIM to go out tonight|
|NP||No Problem||No problem at all, it was my pleasure|
|OMG||Oh My God||OMG! Isn’t that Cristiano Ronaldo?|
|TBA||To Be Announced||Prize for the winner is TBA!|
|TBC||To Be Confirmed||That is still TBC|
|TBD||To Be Defined||The room is yet TBD|
|UFO||Unidentified Flying Object||He believes he saw an UFO last night|
|VIP||Very Important Person||That’s the VIP area for the club|
|WTF||What the f**k?||WTF are you talking about man?|
Do you know any other that is not mentioned above?
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