What does ELI5 stand for?

Explain like I’m 5

ELI5 is an acronym that’s used when someone wants a complicated concept explained in really simple terms, as if they were a 5-year-old kid. It’s a lot like asking for someone to break down a difficult idea into “layman’s terms.”

It’s a handy little term to use when you’re talking to an expert in a tough field – think science, computer programming, engineering, or math – and you need them to explain things in a way that’s easy to understand.

But remember, ELI5 is a pretty casual phrase. So you probably wouldn’t want to use it in a formal setting or with someone you don’t know very well.

So next time you’re lost in a sea of jargon, don’t be afraid to ask for an ELI5 explanation. It’s a quick, easy way to get a handle on complex subjects.

Example for using ‘ELI5’ in a conversation

Hey, can you explain blockchain to me? I’ve heard about it but I don’t really get it. πŸ€”

Sure! So, think of blockchain like a digital ledger that keeps track of transactions. It’s like a chain of blocks, where each block has information about different transactions. πŸ“š

Hmm, interesting. But why is it such a big deal? πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

Great question! Blockchain is a big deal because it’s decentralized, meaning no single person or organization has full control over it. This makes it secure and transparent. It’s often used for things like cryptocurrencies, where you want secure and transparent transactions. πŸŒπŸ’°