20 English Abbreviations to use when you are texting your friends in English!

At Wellington, we’re always trying to find ways to give you the most commonly used, authentic English. As I was texting (mandar un mensaje) my friend, I realised that I used abbreviations for lots of words. Here is a list of the most popular text message abbreviations people use in the English language. You can practice using an abbreviation by leaving us a comment at the bottom of this page, or talking to us on our Facebook wall 🙂

1. gtg

2. lol

3. rofl

4. bwt

5. sup

6. wtf

7. fyi

8. asap

9. w/

10. BF

got to go

Laugh out loud

roll on floor laughing

by the way

what’s up

what the f***

for your information

as soon as possible

With

boy friend

11. b4

12. cos

13. GF

14. jk

15. l8r

16. omg

17. thx

18. oxox

19. zzzz

20. cya

before

because

Girl friend

just kidding

later

oh my god

thanks

hugs and kisses

sleeping or bored

see ya

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