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have butterflies in your stomach

have butterflies in your stomach

Date: Oct 08 2009

Themes: Romance


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“I love that feeling of being in love, the effect of having butterflies in your stomach when you wake up in the morning.”

- Jennifer Aniston talks relationships. (Entertainment Weekly)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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feel nervous and excited

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Jennifer Aniston hasn’t been very lucky in love. First she and Brad Pitt got divorced, and he got together with Angelina Jolie. Then Brad and Ange started having one kid after another, while Jennifer went through one break-up after another. But she hasn’t given up on love yet. And she loves the feeling of being in love, which she says is like having butterflies in your stomach.

Wait, what? Saying you have butterflies in your stomach is just one way to describe the nervous excitement you feel when you’re falling in love. It’s often accompanied by sweaty palms and a racing heart. It’s both a good and a bad feeling, because it’s not entirely comfortable, but it lets you know that you’re really falling for someone.

You can also say you have butterflies in your stomach if you’re feeling nervous about something. People often get butterflies in their stomachs before an important event, like a performance, a big exam, or a long trip.

When was the last time you got butterflies in your stomach?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“On the day of my wedding, I had butterflies in my stomach.”

“James always gets butterflies in his stomach before his basketball games. “

“If you have butterflies in your stomach, you should take a deep breath and try to think calm thoughts.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

VOLTS It´s characterized by the physical sensation of a "fluttery" or "tickling" feeling in the stomach.
by VOLTSSuper Member!
Sezai feeling very nervous or quivery
by Sezai
to have butterflies in his own stomach means to feel excited and nervous for some reasons
by monacovalentina
being nervous or excited
by Mr.Bean's wife
ciberd7 to feel like you´re dislocated and anxious about something that may happen, like when you´re waiting for starting a new study but you´re expecting to meet new friends.
by ciberd7
If you have butterflies in your stomach, you are hyped and nervous about something.
by Guada. A.H.
Curli It is a feeling of being excited
by Curli
omegatrack It´s the feelig experienced when you are in love or kind of nervous.
by omegatrack
natis693 having butterflies in your stomach is when you think or talk about that special one you are with in a relationship.
by natis693
_Sasha_ Butterflies in the stomach is a plеasant, palpitating fееling of languor in the stomach (usually during love sickness); or a feeling of nervous fear, uncertainty or anxiety bеforе somе important event
by _Sasha_
The effect of having butterflies in someone's stomach means to feel excited
by monacovalentina

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I always have a feeling of butterflies in my stomach everytime before i meet my boyfriend.

06:13 AM Nov 19 2011 |

Vina Novalina


I had this feeling, butterflies in my stomach on the day of my direct exam when i had to sit in front of my four lectures and answer all the questions their gave about my minithesis huh, felt like wanna runaway from the room and leave the lectures alone hehhehe :P

04:52 AM Nov 19 2011 |




I always feel like to poo-poo when i had butterflies in my stomach.

08:20 AM Nov 16 2011 |



Saudi Arabia

but  its not  on the stomach it  is in heart

but      nervous sometimkes  its  about  stomache

11:41 PM May 20 2011 |



I have butterflies in my stomach when I meet news native English speakers.

08:45 AM Aug 23 2010 |



Saudi Arabia

i have butterfly when i get married

02:35 AM May 26 2010 |



Saudi Arabia

ih i hope for u nice day

08:05 AM Mar 07 2010 |




Now I have butterflies in my stomach, because i fall in love with my boyfriend from Turkey.

08:47 AM Mar 01 2010 |

english amateur

Syrian Arab Republic

i have butterflies in my stomach when i want to date a beatiful girl , and especially ,when we do not reach to a decisive point supposed to bridge the gap between our viewpoints ….

11:42 AM Jan 12 2010 |



oh i feel this alot with one special person:D

05:36 AM Dec 04 2009 |




hello  I'm  new

06:35 PM Nov 17 2009 |



I have butterflies in my stomach lot of times, whenever i first meet a group of unknown people, asked me to give a presentation…........

04:57 PM Nov 12 2009 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i have butterfly in my stomach while i’m thinking about missing my parents,i dont want them to die.

02:24 PM Oct 14 2009 |




I miss that feeling..

02:04 AM Oct 14 2009 |




Hahaha this sensation is amazing when comes from a good thing! hehe Now when that sensation cames from a bad thing it is awful! for example,when you do something wrong and you know you will be punished for it,so you begin to suffer for antecipation! hahaha :P

12:32 AM Oct 14 2009 |




Last saturday when me and my friend went to visit my family, we accidentally hit the child and bring her to the hospital bleeding. I felt like having a butterflies in my stomach as I watched her lifeless. That was the terrible challenged I have ever met and I learned a lot.

09:46 AM Oct 13 2009 |

Shinichi Lover


I have a butterflies in my stomach when I was doing my presentaition, it was a first time for me in the university..

07:35 AM Oct 13 2009 |



hii ! for all , i wish for all,good day .

06:19 AM Oct 13 2009 |

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