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2021.06.05 14:45

A casual English phrase you can say when you meet someone new

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“Put off”

Meaning, was not attractive.
Did not like.

You go on a date.
The date is going well.
But then he smokes a cigarette , and you don’t like that.
You can say:

“Everything was great, but I was put off by his smoking”

Meaning, the smoking was not attractive.
Pushed me away, not interested anymore.

“Put off” is a verb, used when something pushes you away.
Opposite of attract.

“I liked the street but was put off by the smell of durian.”
“He was put off by her dog.”

“Put off” is usually used for meeting new people or new experiences.

“The dirty streets put me off of travelling for a while.”
“She was put off by his smoking.”

I was put off by the unclean environment at the restaurant.

Did you experience something you didn’t like recently?
Were you put off by anything recently?

Thanks for reading.
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  • Bud 2021.06.05 14:56

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    I remember that put off means to delay something? ?
  • Dan 2021.06.05 14:58

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    @malvin I like the new house but was put off by the cockroaches 😵 BTW Can you help me check my grammar?
  • Bud 2021.06.05 15:02

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    I wanted to go outside but then I was put off by the sun ☀️, so freaking hoooooooot !
  • MAYA 2021.06.05 16:45

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    @malvin I love to talk with my boyfriend but I always put off by his bad comments on me.. I am put off if anyone throw bad comments on me
  • raditya kis 2021.06.05 16:57

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    Suddenly change your mood = put off
  • Anurag 2021.06.05 17:11

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    Karl: What happened? You're looking sad. Jane: Nothing. Karl: You can't hide anything from me. Tell me now. Jane: Do you know my friend merry? Karl: Yes! I know her. Jane: I met her in the party yesterday and she said, your dress is not good. It's looking put off by its colour. Karl: Oh! Probably she was teasing you or jealous from your dress because you were looking gorgeous last night. Jane: Aww! Thanks Karl.
  • sunny 2021.06.05 22:46

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    Thank you for posting which is really useful.
  • malvin 2021.06.06 14:34

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    @Bud ya! “Put off” has two meanings. To delay a task and also to be repulsed by something. I’m in the same situation! I wanted to go to the garden but I’m put off by this afternoon sun, so strong! Thanks for practicing together Bud! Great pronunciation and example situation!
  • malvin 2021.06.06 14:35

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    @ Dan Perfect example situation Dan! I would be put off by cockroaches too 😳 Your grammar is fine in this sentence. Thanks for sharing it Dan!
  • malvin 2021.06.06 14:43

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    @MAYA “I <am> always put off by his bad comments <toward> me. Thank you for sharing your situation Maya, perfect use of the phrase and very real. The closest people in our lives are the ones that have the potential to hurt us the most, but also bring us the most joy. Hope it’s more the latter than the prior, for all of us :) and if not, then be able to change it. Wish you well Maya!
  • malvin 2021.06.06 14:44

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    @raditya kis Yea you got it! When you are liking something, then switched to negative because of something. Thanks for adding this explanation Raditya!
  • malvin 2021.06.06 14:44

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    @sunny My pleasure Sunny. Thank you for your comment :)
  • malvin 2021.06.06 14:47

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    @Anurag Great example situation as always Anurag! “Put off” is usually used with a person, not an object. So instead of saying “it’s looking put off” you can say: “she was put off by my dress” Everything else in the example is perfect. I can always imagine your scenarios! Thanks for sharing Anurag!
  • malvin 2021.06.06 14:54

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    @June Thanks for practicing together Xu! Nice to hear your pronunciation and speaking practice. Keep going! :)
  • malvin 2021.06.06 14:58

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    @Alice
  • malvin 2021.06.06 15:00

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    @Jenny_P
  • Jenny_P 2021.06.06 15:20

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    @malvin hahaha,listening to ur comment on my comment, made me laugh. Yeah, if I don't know it, then u feel happier. Keep up the good work and I'll continue learning from u. Thank you👍😄😂✌🎉😊
  • Jenny_P 2021.06.06 15:40

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    @malvin maybe i didn't use it properly cus I still like him😂
  • Alice 2021.06.06 15:48

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    @malvin thank you Malvin so nice of you
  • Anurag 2021.06.06 16:22

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    @malvin Thank you so much. I will remember that it uses for person 🤝. Have an amazing day ✨
  • malvin 2021.06.06 22:38

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    @Jenny_P ya haha could say “put off” by his hyperactive personality. But yea, if you say “put off”, gives the impression you don’t really like him anymore. Casual way to say it might be “his energy level is just a little too much for me”
  • malvin 2021.06.06 22:39

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    @Alice 😄
  • malvin 2021.06.06 22:39

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    @Anurag 😄
  • Jenny_P 2021.06.06 22:45

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    @malvin Thanks. Very good explanation!Gotcha✌😊🎉🎄🌹
  • Jenny_P 2021.06.06 22:47

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    @malvin hyperactive. That's a good word!👍

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