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"baby" at the end of a sentence

"baby" at the end of a sentence

Date: May 10 2007

主題: 成語和俚語

作者: johnSuper Member!

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Have you ever seen the word "baby" at the end of a sentence?  Do you know what it means?

Usually people use "baby" to sound a little bit cooler.  It's also usually used as a joke and if used correctly, can make other people laugh.  I'm not sure where it started, but it's used quite a bit. 

If you've ever watched the Austin Powers movie, you have heard this happen.  Austin likes to use "baby" to seem cool and laid back.  He uses it a bit too much.

Always use a comma before the baby.  For example, "I love English, baby!"

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Idriss

Idriss

Morocco

come on, come milk ur dad
chics will dig you in me 

05:31 PM Jun 07 2014 |

Van-Shaw

Van-Shaw

China

Thanks iceymoon your explanation is very clear.:D

01:31 AM Apr 11 2011 |

mandyshih

Taiwan

I think this articale that  reallly to help me understanding why so many American use so much "baby".Cool I hope to use "baby" without any problems one day, baby!  

03:15 PM Mar 29 2011 |

DaeNg

DaeNg

Thailand

Baby in my mind its means "People who has feeling loving-kindness to kid" and can  say for love  by real:)Smile

03:19 AM Nov 20 2010 |

becmoon

becmoonSuper Member!

Mexico

I love English, baby! toooooooooooooo 

04:37 PM Oct 15 2010 |

iceymoon

Germany

"Baby" literally means a child 0-2 years old, as most people know.

Boyfriends/girlfriends/husband/wife/partner sometimes call each other "baby" as a pet-name, which is pretty common for younger people (teenagers, 20's, 30's). For people born in the 1960's or earlier, it is less common (they are more likely to use "dear," "honey," "sweetie" and other words). That's why you will hear things like "Why don't we go out tonight, baby?"

Women never call men "baby" unless they are romantically involved. Some men (probably the less gentlemanly) may refer to women as "baby" if they are interested in flirting, even if they are not romantically involved (yet). This is when you will hear like "How you doing, baby?" Some women don't like being called "baby" by strangers, so it's okay to say "Please don't call me baby" (it will send the message that you're not interested in the guy). 

It doesn't happen very often, but when people use "baby" at the end of a sentence without being for romantic interest, it's because it sounds a bit cool (like the lesson explains). Like.. "Hang on tight, baby" when they're about to take you for a ride in their new car or something. Not everyone can say "baby" and make it sound cool, though. That's where the joke comes in.. if someone uses the word "baby" knowing they won't sound cool, they probably did it because it would be funny.

Also, sometimes people use it at the end of the sentence when they're celebrating. Like if you someone was just told they won $100 from a contest, they might say "Yeah, baby!!!" even though they're not talking to anyone in particular. I think that is the most similar to "English, baby!".. it implies that you're excited about English. Like if I suddenly found out I'm going to Japan (my favorite country), I might say.. "Oh my god, I'm going to Japan… JAPAN, baby!!!" (to emphasize that i'm excited about Japan). It's not too common, but it is used sometimes.

And that concludes my explanation of all the ways "baby" can be used.. hope it's not too confusing!

02:18 AM Aug 04 2009 |

black563332988

China

Sealed

11:00 PM Jun 04 2009 |

Mint Zhao

Mint Zhao

China

may it can let others feeling well

11:30 AM Jun 04 2009 |

nad1a

nad1a

Greece

and what exactly do you mean by that? lol

i think you misunderstood my comment

05:52 PM Dec 12 2008 |

turbulinaa

turbulinaa

Albania

well i am giv only miy think,,,,and you dicide for that ,,,,all talking for other that what they are ,,,,nadia thiss is answer for you,,,,,

10:25 AM Dec 05 2008 |

nad1a

nad1a

Greece

i can't decide what i like more, the lesson itself, or the photo that goes with it.

 

08:14 PM Dec 04 2008 |

nad1a

nad1a

Greece

LOL, baby

08:12 PM Dec 04 2008 |

turbulinaa

turbulinaa

Albania

well baby is like this page ababy english,,,baby borin withawt know any word only criying and smile they dont know too say i am ill or hapy for that have name baby,,,but they start too learn step by stap,,,they learn how to walk and talk,,,,,like us in english in start wee do a full of mistacke but i think with past too the time we learn too be better,,,so with one word baby have big sens and is most wonderful word in the and all ppl too the world understend ech other with smiling and criying that is same langua in all planet..turbulina(toorboolina)from kosova …...

04:10 PM Dec 04 2008 |

mohamadsaleh

Kuwait

it is interesting.

05:07 PM Oct 14 2008 |

mohamadsaleh

Kuwait

it is wonderful example,it easy to use it ,andexpress.

05:04 PM Oct 14 2008 |

pink angel

pink angel

Saudi Arabia

thank you very much for this nice information

this is the first time that i know that we have to put

a comma before the word baby thank you  again

05:41 AM Aug 03 2008 |

magic1015

magic1015

China

lol

i have heard more about babe not baby in daily life

04:17 PM Jul 28 2008 |

magic1015

magic1015

China

LOL
not funny at all

04:15 PM Jul 28 2008 |

stare-祖母绿

stare-祖母绿

China

that is really a good word when you express your emotion:>but to a female.if you say:~~baby! will she misunderstand you?Laughing

02:44 PM Jul 23 2008 |

amany7

amany7

Saudi Arabia

hahahaha

baby ..>>>>in my country if a wife wants to show her love to her husbands she says baaaaaaaaby with a twist tongue lo0o0ool but guys they never use it hehehehe.

04:49 PM Jul 22 2008 |

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