Learn English (Cockney)

Wotcha! Off to London and wanna nip down the rub a dub for a pint of pig’s ear, or haggle with the wheeler dealers down the market? Learn Cockney with uTalk to discover the traditional slang of London’s East End.

Learn English (Cockney) with uTalk
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Where Is It Spoken?

UK

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Language Family

Germanic

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Fun facts about English (Cockney)

Perhaps two of the best known examples of Cockney rhyming slang are 'trouble and strife', which means 'wife', and 'apples and pears', which means 'stairs'.

Some ATMs in East London offer Cockney as a language- if you choose it, you'll have the option of taking out a Lady Godiva (£5- fiver), a speckled hen (£10) or a pony (£25).

To be a true Cockney, you have to have been born within the sound of Bow Bells (the bells of St Mary-le-Bow) in East London.

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