Lucija, let me know when we start filming.
I think we already started. I see the red light is on.
Well, this is awkward. This Everyday Grammar. I'm Kaveh.
And I'm Lucija. Today we're talking about the common adverb Well.
Well, let's go for it!
Well can have three different meanings.
The first is to show contrast or disagreement.
I can't believe I miss the meeting!
Well, I did tell you it started at 8 sharp.
I failed my test.
Well, you would have gotten a better grade if you studied.
The second use of Well is to show uncertainty, especially in answers.
Are you free on Friday?
Well, I'm supposed to have dinner with friends...
In this example, the second speaker is to show to respond,
because they are unsure if they have plans on Friday.
The speaker is supposed to have dinner,
but it is possible it was not yet confirmed and they do not know if they have free time.
And the third use of Well is to show a conversation is ending.
For example, if you meet an friend on the street, and after a couple of minutes they say,
Well, it was nice running into you.
It indicates that the friend wants to end the conversation soon.
Lucija, in American culture that's an indirect way of ending a conversation, right?
Yes, it is! Well, this was fun!
And that's Everyday Grammar!