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캣 Kat T

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2021.02.03 02:00

American Phrase Post
In America, we may use the saying “can I

help you?” Usually this phrase is said when speaking. Though it may sound kind, it usually isn’t. Usually what we are asking is, “what do you want” it a “rude” way. Some situations we may use it are:
If someone is staring at you, you may look at them and say “can I help you?”

If someone is standing very close to you, you may turn around and say “can I help you?”

Or maybe if someone is asking you weird questions or saying odd things, you may say, “can I help you with something?”

Again, this is to show that someone is bothering you and you are basically asking what their problem is. Don’t say it to anyone in a formal situation.
Hope that this helps :))
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  • Ted 2021.02.03 02:02

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    not can I punch you✊?
  • 캣 Kat T 2021.02.03 02:03

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    @Ted 😅it definitely could be someone saying that if you don’t stop, there will be a fight
  • Kang 2021.02.03 02:03

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    Does it mean that if I say it to a first-time foreigner who seems helpless in Gangnam subway station, it can be felt ‘rude’ to the foreigner from the states..?
  • Taeji 2021.02.03 02:05

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    Oh it is very helpful thank you so much :)
  • 한국아저씨 2021.02.03 02:08

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    Subtitle "How to block perverts"
  • 캣 Kat T 2021.02.03 02:17

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    @Kang they likely would. Usually, if we want to actually help someone, we would say “do you need some help?” or “is there anything I can help you with?”
  • Kang 2021.02.03 02:26

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    @Kat oh thank you Kat. It helped me now a lot!
  • Joy 2021.02.03 02:43

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    Super helpful 😁😁
  • Back 2021.02.03 03:01

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    👍👍👍👍👍👍
  • BJK 2021.02.03 04:27

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    Wow that's good to know~ Any suggestions if you are to ask with a truly good intention?
  • 캣 Kat T 2021.02.03 04:35

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    @BJK I would say “do you need help?” Or “is there anything I can help you with?”
  • BJK 2021.02.03 04:39

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    @캣 Kat T Thanks! It really helped!
  • Jorge 2021.02.03 04:49

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    What ways do you recommend us?😀
  • 캣 Kat T 2021.02.03 05:01

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    @Jorge I would usually say something like “do you need help?” or “is there something that I can help you with?”
  • Αντωνης 2021.02.03 05:05

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    Thanks a lot. I didn't know that.
  • 茶ん 2021.02.03 06:09

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    Its so helpful!! Thank you! Then what can i say where i really want to ask for help
  • 캣 Kat T 2021.02.03 14:19

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    @茶ん if you wanted to ask, you could say “do you need help” or “is there anything I can help you with.” Technically, you can still say “can I help you” but if you accidentally say it in the wrong tone, you may be sending the wrong message, so I would just stick with the other options :)
  • 茶ん 2021.02.03 14:29

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    @캣 Kat T Thanks a lot!

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