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Zoe 左一老师

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2020.06.30 09:19

English Learning Tip #1: For my Chinese Friends~ 💕👊
I often hear

my Chinese friends say “would you like to play?” or “let’s go out and play!” when they speak English.
Usually, they will say this when talking about activities they will do with friends, like getting milk tea or shopping.
Are these phrases grammatically wrong?
No, but they are seldom used by native English speakers in this way.
Most often, “play,” is used when referring to small children playing. Using it when talking to your friends sounds strange to native English speakers.
Would you like to sounds more like a native English speaker?
Here are some better, more natural phrases to use:
-“Let’s hang out!”
-“Let’s meet up.”
-“Would you like to hang out?”
-“Lets go shopping together.”
-“Let’s do something fun!”
-“Let’s go chill.”
-“Do you want to meet up sometime?”
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  • 呱呱 2020.06.30 09:22

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    Thank you sharing
  • Zoe 左一老师 2020.06.30 09:23

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    @Linda木木 Exactly! This is the most common phrase to use with your friends~
  • Tiao 2020.06.30 09:24

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    Thank you for sharing
  • Santiago Uc Palma 2020.06.30 09:24

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    :)
  • Tuti 2020.06.30 09:25

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    Thank you for useful tip.
  • call me Chris 2020.06.30 09:28

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    speak English in Chinese way
  • leukos 2020.06.30 09:29

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    why do people say “play basketball “
  • 潇了个潇 2020.06.30 09:30

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    thank you !
  • 张怡意 2020.06.30 09:31

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    Thank you for sharing❤
  • Zoe 左一老师 2020.06.30 09:31

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    @leukos This is a common phrase to use when talking about basketball.
  • Giancarlo Teniza 2020.06.30 09:32

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    Thx I have a question, exactly when u can use the “would you like to hang out?”
  • Mark 2020.06.30 09:33

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    哈哈,中国人喜欢说出去玩儿,中式英文翻译出来就是go out and play. 😃
  • ohyesohno 2020.06.30 09:34

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    记下了!🙋
  • Zoe 左一老师 2020.06.30 09:36

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    @Giancarlo Teniza if you would like to do some activity with a friend, you can ask if they want to “hang out.” Hanging out can be any activity! Even if you will go to their house and watch some TV, you can ask if they want to hang out. For example: Maria: “Hey, Lily! What are you doing tomorrow?” Lily: “Nothing, it’s my day off!” Maria: “Would you like to come over to my house and hang out?” Lily: “Sure, sounds great!”
  • Zoe 左一老师 2020.06.30 09:38

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    @Mark Yes, it’s a common direct Chinese>>English translation, but it sounds a little strange to English speakers. We usually will only say “play” if we are talking about children or babies.
  • Zoe 左一老师 2020.06.30 09:38

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    @ohyesohno 😎📝
  • Shen 2020.06.30 09:39

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    Got it 👍
  • feizuo 2020.06.30 09:41

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    ah,we have the same nickname~
  • 安雅   2020.06.30 09:42

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    Thank you!
  • Rain 2020.06.30 09:51

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    Thank you, sweet.
  • MY爱拼才会赢 2020.06.30 10:16

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    谢谢你,这真的是太有用了
  • Zoe 左一老师 2020.06.30 10:18

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    @MY爱拼才会赢 不客气🙏 Happy to help! 我应该再写更多这样的文章吗?
  • No.2 2020.06.30 10:41

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    Great.I like it.Its useful for mr!Thanks
  • sinera 2020.06.30 10:45

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    thank you! good tips
  • Hogan 2020.06.30 10:55

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    👍
  • B.W.Gray 2020.06.30 11:01

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    copy that😃
  • MY爱拼才会赢 2020.06.30 11:45

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    @Zoe 左一老师 那当然最好了😊
  • 醒醒 2020.07.01 01:03

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    thanks!

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