1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.
“I’m good at accepting ghosting. Because I do it. But it does depend on the length of the relationship.”
—Actress Issa Rae, speaking about ending a relationship (Buzzfeed.com)
1. Definición - Study the definition.
cutting off contact with someone in order to end a romantic relationship
2. Usar - Learn how the slang is used.
Have you ever just started dating someone, and you already know it’s not going to work out? What do you do in this situation? Do you call them up and tell them? Send them a text message? Or do you just ghost them and hope they’ll go away?
Ghosting isn’t as scary as it sounds! In fact, what it means is to cut off all contact with someone you are dating. If you ghost your boyfriend or girlfriend, you disappear from their life as quickly as a ghost. People often ghost someone rather than having to break up, usually to avoid an awkward situation or to save face. Most people think ghosting is an OK way to let someone know that you are not interested… as long as it happens very soon after you start dating! Ghosting after a year-long relationship could lead to a worse situation than just breaking up face-to-face. Actress Issa Rae has ghosted people before, but she thinks it depends on the length of the relationship.
Have you ever ghosted anyone?
1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.
“I don’t believe in ghosting. I think you should break up with someone face-to-face.”
“We dated for about a month, and then suddenly, he wouldn’t return my texts. I think he’s ghosting me!”
“It’s hard to ghost someone you work with. You still have to see them every day.”