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Expressing Anger 怎样表达愤怒

Dear BBC, You know that we may feel angry under some circumstances which annoy us very much. But I don't like dirty words. Are there any useful words for us to express the angry feeling while keeping good manners at the same time? Looking forward to your reply,

Lee Long, South East University, China

What sorts of things make you angry and how do you react?

You may want to use swear words but using that kind of language may make people think badly of you.

Many British people do not like to use strong language.

Many more think that people who swear have a limited vocabulary or have very little education.

An angry couple arguing

"Mind your language, dear. This is the BBC after all."

So what words and phrases can we use to express anger or annoyance?

Diarmuid and Jean discuss this problem and invite others to tell them what to say when they get angry.

They also look at strategies to stop you losing your cool and how to apologise if you have already used bad language.

Do you have a question about the English language for team?

If so, send us an email to questions.chinaelt@bbc.co.uk.

If it's a good question, we'll make a programme about it.

Glossary

swear words 脏话

limited vocabulary 局限的词汇量

strategies 策略

losing your cool (情绪)失控