1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.
“I’m thrilled and honored to have signed with Wilhelmina. They get me.”
—Rapper Nicki Minaj, speaking about her new modeling contract (Vogue)
1. Definition - Study the definition.
understand someone; know someone
2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.
Think of your best friend in the world. Why do you like this person? Maybe, you admire them or look up to them. Perhaps, they are a lot of fun to be around. You might share a lot of the same interests. You might have been friends since you were children. You probably talk to each other all the time. When you have a best friend, you feel like this person understands you completely. They know your likes and dislikes, your hopes and fears… everything about your personality. They get you like no one else does.
If someone gets you, they understand you. They know who you are as a person. If you get someone else, you understand them, too. You might have some people in your life who you get, and who get you back. You might also have people in your life that you just don’t get! If you don’t get someone, you don’t understand them at all. Maybe, the way that they act confuses or puzzles you, or maybe, you just have very different personalities.
Rapper Nicki Minaj was happy to start modeling for the fashion line, Wilhelmina. She says that this company gets her. They understand her personal style and what kind of clothes she likes to wear.
Who is a person in your life who gets you?
1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.
“My sister really gets me. I can talk to her about anything.”
“I just don’t get him. I think our personalities are too different.”
“You wanted a new job, but now that you have one, you’re unhappy? I don’t get you!”