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look out English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Feb 02 2012

Themes: Sports


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

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“I told you to look out, man.”

- Mason after hitting Dale with a ball.

- 梅森用球击到德尔后说。

2. Video - Watch the video before learning the definition.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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be careful, be aware

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Sometimes knowing the right idiom can be a matter of life or death. If something is about to hit someone, or something dangerous is about to happen, you have less than a second to say the right thing and save that person from harm. The short and useful phrase you need is look out!

When you say look out to someone, it makes them stop what they are doing and look around and be careful. If someone is about to walk in front of a bus, you would shout look out to stop them.

Of course, look out can be used in less serious situations too. For instance, if you throw a ball at your friend and it’s about to hit him in the head, you could say look out and he might notice the ball in time to catch it.

Can you think of another time it would be helpful to say look out?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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Look out! That painting behind you is about to fall.”

“Hey, look out! You almost ran into me.”

Look out, ma’am! You could get hit by a car in that street.”


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

'Look out' is a prior notice to be watchful or careful.
by candycandice
-Tiago- Caution, Take care about something that happen quickly...
by -Tiago-
Manu4 be careful, watch out
by Manu4
hennee you'll get burned if you don't look out; Syn:; beware, watch out, be on (one's) guard
by hennee
Garshasp Look out means=be careful
by Garshasp
cubi1604 Pay attention to something
by cubi1604
babar1010 be watchfull
by babar1010
murdoc87 pay attention, like saying "watch out" I guess
by murdoc87
Means that you've to pay attention to something, stay alert
by thiagomateng
Gellerke be careful
by Gellerke
 julito To be careful , be cautious,
by julito

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Mexican Curious



I think that “look out” must not be used in phrases, and must be used just to alert someone. Frequently, in spanish we say: ¡CUIDADO!

11:24 PM Feb 01 2012 |

Mexican Curious


I always look out while driving on freeway, suddenly  cows can appear and BUM!!!

11:18 PM Feb 01 2012 |




Always look out for hidden fees in  the credit card agreement.

If you look out from the window, you can see the ocean.

11:42 AM Feb 01 2012 |

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